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Woman washed unexploded bomb in kitchen sink (England)
The Telegraph ^

Posted on 06/09/2013 8:54:17 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana

Carole Longhorn, 65, took a number of unusual safety stops after discovered the explosive

SNIP

She hit the metal object with a spade while she was gardening at her home and when she looked closer realised it was in the shape of a shell.

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Once she had dug it up she took it inside their house and left it on the coffee table, before Mr Longhorn heard a rattle and turned around to see his wife washing mud off the bomb in the sink.

Police were called and experts confirmed they believed that the bomb was still live. They took it to a nearby quarry where a controlled explosion was carried out.

Mrs Longhorn said: "I called my husband to come and have a look at it, but he wouldn't so I brought it indoors."

Mr Longhorn said: "She took a few precautions. She put a plastic seat on the top in case it went off.

"I heard a rattle in the kitchen and saw she was washing it in the blooming sink. You can imagine what I said to her."

A bomb disposal squad from RAF Wittering, Cambridgeshire, were called to the couple's home in Melton Constable, Norfolk, following the discovery on Wednesday.

Mr Longhorn added: "The bomb disposal team said it was live and that we were very lucky."

After the bomb was destroyed Mr Longhorn said: "It was brilliant. The ground shook - you could feel the shockwaves come across and bump into you.

"The bloke said to me: 'Tell the wife if she finds any more, put them in a nice neat heap and we'll deal with them all at once'."

A spokesman at RAF Wittering said the 4.5in (11cm) diameter projectile "more than likely" dated back to World War II.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: dangeruxb; england; uxb
Somehow this reminded me of the Brits embracing Islam as though it is a harmless unknown that warrants tender care

Take it into your home and then...

1 posted on 06/09/2013 8:54:17 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

I hope Mrs. Longhorn watched them detonate the bomb. Maybe next time she’ll have more sense.


2 posted on 06/09/2013 8:57:03 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Tennessee Nana
"... reminded me of the Brits embracing Islam ...Take it into your home and then..."

Yeah, good luck washing that!

3 posted on 06/09/2013 8:57:16 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN

Dirty night shirts need lots of bleach. Lots.


4 posted on 06/09/2013 8:59:09 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Cyber Liberty
"Oh, dear, the radio's exploded."
5 posted on 06/09/2013 9:11:59 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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To: Tennessee Nana

I can so see me doing this. I might put it in the dishwasher though after for a thorough cleaning.


6 posted on 06/09/2013 9:13:26 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Tennessee Nana

Clouseau: “Special delivery—a beumb. Were you expecting a beumb? This one, she is very clean.”


7 posted on 06/09/2013 9:17:44 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Tennessee Nana
Did it look like this?


8 posted on 06/09/2013 9:22:56 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I thought for sure this was from Semi-News...


9 posted on 06/09/2013 9:42:59 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Tennessee Nana
4.5 inch diameter...a German anti-personnel "butterfly bomb" dropped during The Blitz?


10 posted on 06/09/2013 9:52:42 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Danger UXB - Ep10 - Butterfly Winter - YouTube
11 posted on 06/09/2013 10:20:45 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

That’s the one that got Corporal Salt.


12 posted on 06/09/2013 10:23:19 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: beaversmom

depending on the size might look good in the garden...I picked up the nose cone of one of those big navy ship guns at a garage sale years ago...my kids laugh, but I think it looks neat...about 2 1/2 feet high and is quite heavy...I have carted that thing to the last 3 houses I’ve lived in..That thing is sure heavy......GG


13 posted on 06/09/2013 10:38:43 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: NonValueAdded

I liked Danger UXB so much when it first came out, I bought the entire DVD set. Great show — amazing watching the transformation of they guys who had a virtual death sentence, plus the information about German technology and the measures the Brits devised to defeat the German technology.


14 posted on 06/09/2013 11:01:24 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: goat granny

You are great GG. You’ve got style. I think you are right. A different kind of rock garden.


15 posted on 06/09/2013 11:24:44 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Tennessee Nana
*insert MONTY PYTHON skit here*

16 posted on 06/09/2013 11:27:10 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Tennessee Nana

When I was a twelve year old Army brat living in Okinawa, I once found a crusty old artillery shell that I promptly took home and hid under the house.

One of my little brothers ratted me out, and while walking home one day, I saw the bomb disposal squad outside my house with the area cordoned off.

Sure enough, the dang thing was unexploded ordinance from WWII. I got a stern talking to from my dad, who told me later that the bomb unit detonated the thing over the ocean.


17 posted on 06/09/2013 11:31:20 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Danger UXB


18 posted on 06/09/2013 11:52:03 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: higgmeister

“Danger UXB”

A great series. Wish I could find it on DVD.


19 posted on 06/09/2013 11:54:05 PM PDT by Pelham (Deport illegal aliens? Hell yes!)
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To: Pelham

It’s on youtube. I think a FReeper uploaded them and the whole series is there.


20 posted on 06/10/2013 2:12:08 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: Pelham
It's widely available on DVD. Danger UXB DVD Series
21 posted on 06/10/2013 5:13:44 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Tennessee Nana

I don’t know why they were so concerned about her washing it off in the sink.

She could have just put it in the washing machine.


22 posted on 06/11/2013 7:30:03 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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