How not to open a grenade . . .


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Preacherman
August 9, 2006, 09:15 AM
From Reuters ( http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=oddlyEnoughNews&storyID=2006-08-09T113629Z_01_N08275921_RTRUKOC_0_US-BRAZIL-GRENADE.xml&WTmodLoc=NewsHome-C3-oddlyEnoughNews-2 ):

How not to open a grenade...

Wed Aug 9, 2006 7:36am ET135

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - A Brazilian man died Tuesday when he tried to open what police believe was a rocket-propelled grenade with a sledgehammer in a mechanical workshop on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.

Another man who was in the workshop at the time of the explosion was rushed to a hospital with severe burns, a police officer told Reuters. The workshop was destroyed and several cars parked outside caught fire.

Police found several unexploded army issue rocket-propelled grenades in the workshop. They believe the ammunition had been brought there by scavengers wanting to sell them as scrap metal, but they also are investigating a possible link to Rio's heavily armed drug gangs who often raid military bases.

If criminal gangs seek to arm themselves in this fashion, I don't think there can be a better result . . .

:what: :evil: :neener:

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[TASF]Maverick
August 9, 2006, 09:18 AM
hahahahahahahahahahahaha :neener:

foghornl
August 9, 2006, 09:23 AM
Only if the demo-ed this technique at the next meeting of The Gang....

Mal H
August 9, 2006, 09:58 AM
But I thought that was one of the usual methods of opening up a grenada (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomegranate). I wonder how it did that. :confused:

Oh, wait! You said grenade!!

Man that'll leave a mark!

Lonestar
August 9, 2006, 10:31 AM
Ohhh God...all I can think about is at the end of one of those WWII era Bugs Bunny cartoons where Bugs gets a job working a conveyer belt and a artillery shell rolls up and while cringing he wacks it with a hammer. Nothing happens and he writes DUD on it and another shell comes down the conyeyer belt.

I guess this guy didn't get a dud.

JesseJames
August 9, 2006, 10:37 AM
That deserves a Darwin Award!!!

"YEEEAHHHHH!!!" - Howard Dean

AJ Dual
August 9, 2006, 11:57 AM
Some kids in the Milwauke metro a few years back injured themselves badly with a pipe bomb. They made the bomb, and filled it. Then they realized they needed a hole for the fuse so they drilled one...

KnightHawk67
August 9, 2006, 12:49 PM
Lonestar,

That was my first thought exactly! LOL

I guess he got Marvin the Martians "Earth-Shattering Ka-BOOM"

:D

Brad Johnson
August 9, 2006, 12:58 PM
Darwin RULES!!

Brad

Creeping Incrementalism
August 9, 2006, 12:58 PM
Reminds me of the California teacher who tried to squash a bug on his desk with a 40mm grenade he used as a paperweight...

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=193155

hso
August 9, 2006, 01:10 PM
he tried to open ... a rocket-propelled grenade with a sledgehammer:scrutiny:

ACORN
August 9, 2006, 01:12 PM
He should have known better. EVERYBODY knows the proper tool for opening up any type of ordinance is a cutting torch!

PvtPyle
August 9, 2006, 02:37 PM
We had two incidents in Afghanistan like this. One, the guy was collecting UXO to get the materials for IED's and was trying to open a flare with a hacksaw. On the same table as all the other UXO that he had collected..... Blew the entire end of a building off.

The other one was a dude just outside the main gate dug up what turned out to be an un0exploded cluster bomb. Not a bomblet, the whole thing. This was in a field next to a wedding party that was going on (why do these things always happen at weddings? Gods way of cleaning out the pool maybe?) Anyway, he tried to oprn the outter casing with a hammer, chisle and road flare..... The crater was about 11' across and 6' deep and scattered bomblets all over the area. It also killed several members of the wedding party.

Rexrider
August 9, 2006, 03:48 PM
Doesn't something like this always start with "hold my beer and watch this?"

sparx
August 9, 2006, 04:05 PM
Doesn't something like this always start with "hold my beer and watch this?"
New keyboard needed... this one got royally soaked. Thanks a lot!! :D

Trebor
August 9, 2006, 05:09 PM
Ohhh God...all I can think about is at the end of one of those WWII era Bugs Bunny cartoons where Bugs gets a job working a conveyer belt and a artillery shell rolls up and while cringing he wacks it with a hammer. Nothing happens and he writes DUD on it and another shell comes down the conyeyer belt.

That's weird. I was JUST thinking of that cartoon, for new particular reason, right before I logged on and saw this post.

Nematocyst
August 9, 2006, 05:18 PM
"hold my beer and watch this?"LOL.

So glad I'd finished drinking my coffee before I read that. Sorry to hear that one other keyboard was hosed....

Jamie C.
August 9, 2006, 05:34 PM
I wonder if the grenade had "ACME" stamped on the side of it... :rolleyes:

And yeah, I thought of the same Bugs Bunny cartoon... it's the one with the gremlins, if I'm not mistaken.

The fellow in the story certainly had a "Wile E. Coyote" moment, one way or the other.... *snicker*

http://foreignerinformosa.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/wile_e_coyote.jpg


J.C.

mete
August 9, 2006, 05:46 PM
There's another forum where a member's forum name is "ACME- Weapons Division"

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