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#4457002 - 01/12/19 02:43 PM PSA: strictly ill-advised to lie down on a bomb (BBC article)  
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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46828770

The Dutch public have been warned it is "strictly ill-advised to lie down on a bomb", after a man did just that for about three hours.

The man came across an unexploded World War Two device while gardening in the town of Venlo on Wednesday.

When it started whistling he covered it with his body, apparently trying to limit the damage.

Nearby residents were evacuated and the device proved harmless. The man was treated for symptoms of hypothermia.

The device was variously described as a grenade or a shell.


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#4457028 - 01/12/19 07:11 PM Re: PSA: strictly ill-advised to lie down on a bomb (BBC article) [Re: Patrocles]  
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Originally Posted by Patrocles
dizzy

The Dutch public have been warned it is "strictly ill-advised to lie down on a bombshell", after a man did just that for about three hours.

The man came across an undisturbed woman while gardening in the town of Venlo on Wednesday.

When she started whistling he covered her with his body, apparently trying to limit the damage.

Nearby residents were evacuated and the situation proved harmless. The man was treated for symptoms of arousal.

The woman was variously described as an inflatable or a dummy.

#4457032 - 01/12/19 07:44 PM Re: PSA: strictly ill-advised to lie down on a bomb (BBC article) [Re: Patrocles]  
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I saw this thread, and then saw the thread 'searching for intelligent life in space'. The next thing to pop into my head was 'because there's bugger all down here'.

#4457044 - 01/12/19 08:13 PM Re: PSA: strictly ill-advised to lie down on a bomb (BBC article) [Re: Patrocles]  
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That is not the real story, according to the bloke himself

The guy was walking his dog at night around 23.30 PM (so in the dark) when he saw a shiny object. When he picked it up, he saw that it was a grenade/shell/mine and it started to make a hissing noise. He called the police and they told him to not let go of the explosive. (possibly the police thought it was one of those mines that activate when the pressure releases). Ofcourse, he got tired after a few hours of holding the thing, so he lied down with the grenade.

A much more believable story than the story above. Also: He lives in a flat, which doesnt have a garden, so how could he find the grenade through gardening?

So yeah, #FakeNews

#4457047 - 01/12/19 08:24 PM Re: PSA: strictly ill-advised to lie down on a bomb (BBC article) [Re: Patrocles]  
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Fake news from the BBC? Surely not? biggrin


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