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World War Two bomb kills seven in Bangkok
BBC ^ | 4/2/14 | Sunaina Gulati

Posted on 04/02/2014 7:16:14 PM PDT by fso301

A suspected World War Two bomb has exploded in a Bangkok scrap yard, killing at least seven people and injuring 19.

Workers were using a blow-torch to take the bomb apart and detonated it in the process, officials say.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bangkok; bomb; darwinaward; heyletswatchthis; thailand; theybloweduprealgood; torchbombboomduh; uxo; worldwar2; worldwarii; wwii
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Using a blow torch to disassemble a bomb. What could go wrong?
1 posted on 04/02/2014 7:16:14 PM PDT by fso301
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To: fso301

Curiosity killed the cat??


2 posted on 04/02/2014 7:17:08 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: fso301

This incident proves that gross stupidity is not just a problem in this country.


3 posted on 04/02/2014 7:18:15 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: fso301

Never bring a blowtorch to a bomb fight...


4 posted on 04/02/2014 7:18:24 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: fso301

It’s so old. It couldn’t possibly........


5 posted on 04/02/2014 7:19:17 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; a man who respects it has earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: fso301

I blame glow ball warming.


6 posted on 04/02/2014 7:19:54 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: fso301; Squantos

Obviously no EOD on Staff.
Lord have mercy.


7 posted on 04/02/2014 7:19:57 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: fso301

Never take a blow torch to a bomb fight.


8 posted on 04/02/2014 7:20:36 PM PDT by moovova
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To: fso301; GeronL; Revolting cat!

Make the losers pick up the pieces after the war.


9 posted on 04/02/2014 7:20:37 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: fso301

The Japanese hit my dad’s ship with a bomb, it didn’t blow though. So, this bomb, Thailand. Hmmn. But the poor people, really should not have fooled with this. 7 is a lot.


10 posted on 04/02/2014 7:21:10 PM PDT by BeadCounter (morning glory evening grace)
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To: fso301

I’ve read where French farmers have been killed by a WW1 bomb when plowing their fields.


11 posted on 04/02/2014 7:21:33 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: Farmer Dean
This incident proves that gross stupidity is not just a problem in this country.

You make a good point.

12 posted on 04/02/2014 7:21:42 PM PDT by fso301
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To: fso301

They figured it would be OK after they couldn’t crack it open with a mallet.


13 posted on 04/02/2014 7:21:51 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: BeadCounter

There was a similar accident about a month ago (I think it happened in England).


14 posted on 04/02/2014 7:22:09 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: fso301
"well...what could go wrong?"
well.. *BOOM!* LOL!

15 posted on 04/02/2014 7:23:39 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: bigheadfred

*GROAN* and, then... ROFLMAO!


16 posted on 04/02/2014 7:24:37 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: SkyDancer
I’ve read where French farmers have been killed by a WW1 bomb when plowing their fields.

Yep but being killed when your plow strikes buried UXO is different from gathering around to watch a guy use a cutting torch to find out what's inside a bomb casing.

17 posted on 04/02/2014 7:24:54 PM PDT by fso301
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To: moovova

Ha-Ha. Beat ya, LOL!


18 posted on 04/02/2014 7:25:10 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: edpc
They figured it would be OK after they couldn’t crack it open with a mallet.

LOL! That might be close to how it actually went down.

19 posted on 04/02/2014 7:26:39 PM PDT by fso301
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To: fso301

Happens all the time in Germany.

Ok, not the blowtorch part, but WWII bombs being discovered the hard way.


20 posted on 04/02/2014 7:27:41 PM PDT by Gamecock (If the cross is not foolishness to the lost world then we have misrepresented the cross." S.L.)
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To: fso301

” using a blow-torch to take the bomb apart “

It worked.


21 posted on 04/02/2014 7:28:56 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: Squantos

Great moments in rookie EOD ping.


22 posted on 04/02/2014 7:35:02 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

FWIW I have an uncle that was involved in reconstruction after WWII in France that told us stories of slicing into UOs from WWI with excavating equipment.


23 posted on 04/02/2014 7:35:35 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: fso301
"Workers were using a blow-torch to take the bomb apart"

Whoa, there's an IQ test and a free ticket to a Darwinian competition for the award of the year.

24 posted on 04/02/2014 7:36:21 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: fso301

25 posted on 04/02/2014 7:36:41 PM PDT by montag813
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To: fso301
It's simple math


26 posted on 04/02/2014 7:37:24 PM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting for a ride home)
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To: tet68

Are Darwin Awards still given?We seem to have some candidates in Thailand.


27 posted on 04/02/2014 7:37:31 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
” using a blow-torch to take the bomb apart “

It worked.

The blow-torch was used to induce the bomb to take itself apart.

28 posted on 04/02/2014 7:41:21 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: fso301

Saw the results of a Korean that tried to disarm an anti-tank mine in the middle of a village. His guts were hanging from the overhead wires. Two little kids went with him.


29 posted on 04/02/2014 7:46:06 PM PDT by TaMoDee (Go Pack Go! The Pack will be back in 2014!)
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To: fso301

I bet that was a case of group enthusiasm thwarting common sense.


30 posted on 04/02/2014 7:49:10 PM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept? Vive Deco et Vives)
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To: fso301

Hey Trong - what’s this weird oblong piece of scrap metal with fins on it?


31 posted on 04/02/2014 7:56:31 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: fso301

a real “here, hold my bai, and watch this”.


32 posted on 04/02/2014 7:58:01 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: fso301
Apologies for the victims, but.

Bang,Bang Bangkok! http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/moviemicro/cast/id/576460

33 posted on 04/02/2014 8:00:04 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: moovova
Never take a blow torch to a bomb fight.

I can hear the conversation just prior to the event, " Watsa a matta wit you knuckleheads(note they talk funny there), yous takin too long, let me shows ya hows to do it.

34 posted on 04/02/2014 8:03:34 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: fso301

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes


35 posted on 04/02/2014 8:03:50 PM PDT by VTenigma (The Democratic party is the party of the mathematically challenged)
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To: fso301

George H.W. Bush’s fault.


36 posted on 04/02/2014 8:06:08 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

LOL


37 posted on 04/02/2014 8:08:14 PM PDT by moovova
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To: fso301

And the Asian gene pool just got a few millimeters deeper.


38 posted on 04/02/2014 8:10:05 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: Colonel_Flagg; fso301; All
On a brighter note....

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME MISTAKE
MAY HAVE CAUSED DUBLIN CAR BOMBER TO BLOW HIMSELF UP


BWAAAHAAAAHAAAAA!
39 posted on 04/02/2014 8:29:05 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!l)
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40 posted on 04/02/2014 8:42:04 PM PDT by DarthDilbert
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To: fso301

Relax, I know what I’m . . .


41 posted on 04/02/2014 8:48:33 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: fso301; SkyDancer

About a year ago an expert Civil War collector was killed in Virginia.

He was trying to defuse some kind of ordnance, but I can’t recall what kind.

There weren’t that many things that blew up in the Civil War, were there?

A few mortars, a few artillery shells, mines maybe?


42 posted on 04/02/2014 9:30:30 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: fso301
500 lb bomb


43 posted on 04/02/2014 10:07:32 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: fso301

Here is a video of bomb squad guy in Thailand using an old truck tire to contain the explosion as he pokes the bomb with a long pole!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRWVAXf0rhs

LOL! Get er done Dumrong.


44 posted on 04/03/2014 12:10:37 AM PDT by Uncle Lonny
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To: SkyDancer
Even better was the French farmer that discovered 3 TONS of liquid mustard gas abandoned in a sealed WW1 German bunker. The farmer's tractor broke a hole in its roof and the farmer died of the released toxic fumes.

EOD was called and, after much consultation, carefully neutralized the solution that was nearly three feet deep on the bunker's floor. Heat was a major byproduct of the neutralization process. Extra care was taken to prevent a fire from starting as result of the neutralization process.

Had a fire started, the smoke would have been contaminated with liquid mustard gas compounds and the casualty threat to the local population dramatically increased. Neutralization was completed, but what to do about all that liquid in the bottom of the bunker? The decision was to reseal the bunker and permanently cordon off the site (including the bunker itself). This contaminated area (and its bunker) remain a 'no go' zone to this day.

45 posted on 04/03/2014 12:46:19 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: fso301

They have rednecks in Bangkok? Whodathunkit!


46 posted on 04/03/2014 2:27:06 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Uncle Lonny
Here is a video of bomb squad guy in Thailand using an old truck tire to contain the explosion as he pokes the bomb with a long pole!

Wow! I expected the video would end with them discovering that the package was harmless and contained a nice present that had been ruined. Wasn't expecting a real bomb.

47 posted on 04/03/2014 2:53:11 AM PDT by fso301
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To: zeestephen; SkyDancer
About a year ago an expert Civil War collector was killed in Virginia. He was trying to defuse some kind of ordnance

I remember that. There were a few FR threads about it.

48 posted on 04/03/2014 2:56:53 AM PDT by fso301
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I wasn’t expecting him to Chuck it. Why didn’t he poke it some more?
He wasn’t drunk enough, but it still blowed up real good.


49 posted on 04/03/2014 3:48:49 AM PDT by tumblindice (Are all Democrats inveterate, habitual liars?)
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To: fso301

Wanna bet they hammered on it a while before Bubba suggest he use his blow torch on it? Here, hold my sake.


50 posted on 04/03/2014 3:57:29 AM PDT by bgill
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