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Man uses hand grenade to crack open walnuts

Posted on Thursday, 22 December, 2016 | Comment icon 15 comments

Cracking walnuts with a grenade - what could possibly go wrong ? Image Credit: US Air Force
Police in China were left shocked after the man admitted to using the explosive device as a nut cracker.
The clueless individual, who has since been identified only as 'Ran', handed his grenade in to the authorities after reading a police pamphlet encouraging people to turn in explosives.

The 1960s-era stick grenade had been given to him by a friend all the way back in 1991.

Believing that the grenade's ignition mechanism had been removed, the man noted that its wooden handle and cast-iron construction had made it the ideal tool for cracking open walnuts.

He told police that he didn't realize owning an explosive device was illegal.

It remains unclear whether or not the 50-year-old grenade was ever likely to have gone off.

Source: Global Times | Comments (15)

Tags: China, Walnut, Grenade

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #6 Posted by peanutdj on 22 December, 2016, 18:58
I guess the "made inchina" nutcracker broke. 2nd option was the grenade.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Ryu on 23 December, 2016, 0:35
Once again we are shown yet another glowing example of why women live longer than men.
Comment icon #8 Posted by MWoo7 on 23 December, 2016, 0:42
Its a man thing?
Comment icon #9 Posted by brlesq1 on 23 December, 2016, 5:01
Reminds me of a Warner Bros. Bugs Bunny cartoon where he had to test bombs by hitting them with a hammer.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Thorvir on 23 December, 2016, 13:32
Made in China as well....yikes.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Thorvir on 23 December, 2016, 13:33
Comment icon #12 Posted by seanjo on 23 December, 2016, 22:42
Dammit I had the vision in my head of him pulling the pin and shoving it in a pile of nuts....
Comment icon #13 Posted by Eldorado on 23 December, 2016, 23:22
Same here, mate.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Sundew on 23 December, 2016, 23:43
"It remains unclear whether or not the 50-year-old grenade was ever likely to have gone off." Never-the-less, why would anyone think banging a grenade against something was ever a good idea?
Comment icon #15 Posted by Eldorado on 24 December, 2016, 12:42
He's still alive. After 15yrs of whacking his nuts with a hand grenade, he's still alive. If I was him I'd be buying lottery tickets.

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