Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

WWII-era missile explodes in kitchen while Polish woman cleans
upi ^ | June 12, 2013

Posted on 06/13/2013 7:07:28 AM PDT by JoeProBono

STRZYSZOW, Poland, - Police in Poland said a woman was hospitalized with injuries incurred when she accidentally detonated an anti-aircraft missile while cleaning her kitchen.

Investigators said the incident at the Strzyszow home was initially thought to be the result of an exploded gas cylinder, but they soon discovered the 56-year-old woman apparently knocked over a World War II-era missile stored behind a kitchen cupboard while sweeping the floor, Polskie Radio reported Wednesday.

Police said the woman's husband brought the object to their home years ago and the family had assumed it was no longer active.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS:

1 posted on 06/13/2013 7:07:28 AM PDT by JoeProBono
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: JoeProBono

OOPS ... TOLD ya’ not t’TOUCH it .... !


2 posted on 06/13/2013 7:08:59 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: knarf

I hate when that happens.


3 posted on 06/13/2013 7:12:37 AM PDT by huckfillary (qual tyo ta)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: JoeProBono
Hey Honey, I found this unexploded WWII bomb. Lets keep it in the living room. It'll make a great coffee table.


4 posted on 06/13/2013 7:14:11 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JoeProBono

You touch my missile and its bang, zoom, to the moon, Alice.

5 posted on 06/13/2013 7:18:29 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JoeProBono

Make ordnance safe before cleaning...


6 posted on 06/13/2013 7:19:48 AM PDT by bigbob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mountn man

Great! I love it!


7 posted on 06/13/2013 7:23:06 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: mountn man

8 posted on 06/13/2013 7:28:59 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: mountn man
I bought one of these shells from a guy on the street who was moving, because it looked so darn cool:

He had no idea what it was or whether it was live, so the first thing I did was look up the serial number. Turns out it is a dummy training shell that never had a live payload, so I can keep this around the house without worrying :)

9 posted on 06/13/2013 7:29:34 AM PDT by Boogieman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: JoeProBono

Thats just wierd.


10 posted on 06/13/2013 7:32:22 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: JoeProBono

Reminds me of an encounter I had some years ago in the former Yugoslavia. I was walking through a massive open air flea market in an open field on the outskirts of Belgrade, during a snow storm, when I noticed the crowds have formed a huge vacant area around a single person seated in a chair. Curious, I pushed through the crowd and approached the seated individual to see what was being offered for sale. There, in the falling snow, sat a little old lady, pleasantly smiling, and cradling something in her lap, waiting for a potential buyer. She explained it was something she had found in her garden, and pulled her long shawl back to reveal a live mortar round. Surreal. Time to beat feet.


11 posted on 06/13/2013 7:37:29 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mountn man

12 posted on 06/13/2013 7:38:51 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Boogieman

13 posted on 06/13/2013 7:40:22 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Boogieman

How large is that shell?


14 posted on 06/13/2013 7:43:11 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: PowderMonkey

15 posted on 06/13/2013 7:43:12 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]


16 posted on 06/13/2013 7:47:42 AM PDT by Arkansas Toothpick
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: JoeProBono

Garden SunChair?

17 posted on 06/13/2013 7:55:47 AM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. This is not the post you are looking for ....move along now....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JoeProBono

I now have yet one more reason to avoid cleaning up around the kitchen.

Clearly the risks just aren’t worth it.


18 posted on 06/13/2013 7:58:03 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: moose07

19 posted on 06/13/2013 8:00:19 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: JoeProBono

I hope these aren’t pictures from your house.


20 posted on 06/13/2013 8:02:39 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Joe 6-pack

21 posted on 06/13/2013 8:06:10 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: JoeProBono

LOL+, was thinking Suntan not Permanent Deeptan...

Boing, boing, boing, Bang!


22 posted on 06/13/2013 8:09:29 AM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. This is not the post you are looking for ....move along now....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: JoeProBono

Now that’s a bombshell I wouldn’t mind having in my house. Nice table too.


23 posted on 06/13/2013 8:29:32 AM PDT by DannyTN
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: DannyTN

excellent post


24 posted on 06/13/2013 8:37:14 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: treetopsandroofs

As far as caliber, it’s a 3 inch shell. Nearly three feet long and pretty heavy, maybe 25-30 pounds.


25 posted on 06/13/2013 9:05:51 AM PDT by Boogieman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Boogieman

Interesting, thanks.


26 posted on 06/13/2013 9:23:03 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Boogieman
Turns out it is a dummy training shell that never had a live payload, so I can keep this around the house without worrying :)

That is, until Obama's NSAIRS comes knocking on your door and sees it, then shoots you because they feared for their safety, or something.

-PJ

27 posted on 06/13/2013 9:27:08 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: JoeProBono

yet another reason why I leave cleaning my home to the professionals


28 posted on 06/13/2013 9:44:30 AM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NativeSon

“A Polish man is looking to buy a saw to cut down some trees in his back yard. He goes to a chainsaw shop and asks about various chainsaws. The dealer tells him, “Look, I have a lot of models, but why don’t you save yourself a lot of time and aggravation and get the top-of-the-line model. This chainsaw will cut a hundred cords of wood for you in one day.”

So the Pole takes the chainsaw home and begins working on the trees. After cutting for several hours and only cutting two cords, he decides to quit. He thinks there is something wrong with the chainsaw. “How can I cut for hours and only cut two cords?”, the man asks himself. “I will begin first thing in the morning and cut all day”, he tells himself. So, the next morning he gets up at 4 in the morning and cuts, and cuts, and cuts till nightfall, and he only manages to cut five cords.

The man is convinced this is a bad saw. “The dealer told me it would cut one hundred cords of wood in a day, no problem. I will take this saw back to the dealer.” The very next day the man brings the saw back to the dealer and explains the problem. The dealer, baffled by the Pole’s claim, removes the chainsaw from the case. The dealer says, “Huh, it looks fine.”

Then the dealer starts the chainsaw, to which the Pole responds, “What’s that noise?”


29 posted on 06/13/2013 9:59:04 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson