1. trucky's Avatar
    Man uses live grenade as bookend, inevitable happens

    Using a grenade as a bookend is not smart, and nor is pulling the pin out and putting it back in.

    For sale: Decorative home ornament with added element of danger.

    A Florida man, perhaps sensibly choosing to remain unnamed, was delighted when his next-door neighbour decided to give him a World War II grenade that had been used as a bookend. And who wouldn't be pleased with an explosive slice of history, dated and worn to the point of dangerous instability?

    The grenade (we're talking an actual pineapple-shape, cartoon-like one here) had apparently been sitting on the shelf for years, and given the fact that said neighbour still had both arms it had apparently posed no problems.

    The recipient, far from placing it on a stable surface with care, promptly decided to pull the pin out and put it back in again.

    Quickly realising that if kept in the house the grenade may cause a mild case of death the man from Florida placed the explosive in his garden (sorry, wildlife) and called the bomb squad.

    On arrival they were forced to safely detonate the grenade, leaving a two-foot crater in the earth - the squad are reported to have had a bla... oh forget it.

    Note: Grenades are not decorative ornaments and were not designed to prop up literature.
    01-27-11 11:40 AM
  2. Blade_27's Avatar
    What do wanna bet that this guy is related to the women that's suing the mall for tripping into the fountain.
    01-27-11 04:11 PM
  3. SCrid2000's Avatar
    I would've found a pot head and had them drill a hole in the bottom to drain the gun powder
    01-27-11 04:57 PM
  4. Rootbrian's Avatar
    To make the grenade safer, dip it in hot glue to seal the pin in place so it never can be pulled out, or better yet, Expanding foam to cover the pin and the place where it's held in.

    Other than that, all I can say is... KABOOM!!

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    01-28-11 06:30 AM
  5. highjakker's Avatar
    man that bookend is da bomb!
    01-28-11 09:29 AM