Hong Kong Snack Grenade!

“BANGERS and mash? Workers at a Hong Kong snack factory discovered a grenade dating to the first world war in a consignment of potatoes from France.

The 1-kilogram explosive was handled with a particularly delicate touch as the pin had been pulled some 100 years ago.

Now that is what we call a delayed fuse.

Bomb disposal experts were quickly called to the scene, and detonated the misplaced munition in a nearby trench, which was probably the original plan, come to think of it.” (New Scientist, 2019, p.56).


New Scientist. (2019) Feedback. New Scientist. 16 February 2019, pp.56.


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