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Unexploded bomb found in kitchen cupboard

Posted on Friday, 26 April, 2013 | Comment icon 10 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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A man showing his family around his new home in Wales came across a WWII bomb in a cupboard.

24-year-old Henry Southall had been giving his parents a tour of the property at Porthmadog when they came upon the unexploded device in the kitchen. Bomb disposal experts were soon on the scene and took it to a deserted beach nearby where it was discharged in an explosion that left a large crater in the sand and that could be heard two miles away.

"I'm glad I found it when I did," said Southall. "I wouldn't have wanted it going off while I was in bed upstairs." The bomb disposal team told him that the device had contained 16lbs of explosives.

"A man showing his family around his new home in Gwynedd found an unexploded bomb in his kitchen cupboard."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by third_eye on 25 April, 2013, 23:13
I thought they're going to have it for dinner ?
Comment icon #2 Posted by Hilander on 25 April, 2013, 23:28
Wow, that little get together could of been a real blast.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Princess Serenity on 26 April, 2013, 1:30
That would have scared the crap outta me. [shakes head]
Comment icon #4 Posted by AliveInDeath7 on 26 April, 2013, 1:44
Imagine that.. I would've kept it.
Comment icon #5 Posted by third_eye on 26 April, 2013, 7:15
it'll make an interesting chiffon cake
Comment icon #6 Posted by sergeantflynn on 26 April, 2013, 15:30
....handy door-stop......
Comment icon #7 Posted by Nasty Gash on 26 April, 2013, 16:58
Do the Welsh not inspect properties before they purchase same?
Comment icon #8 Posted by ealdwita on 26 April, 2013, 17:11
Pedantry alert.... The photo above is an empty 18lb artillery shell! (Taff probably thought it was a jelly mould!)
Comment icon #9 Posted by CRIPTIC CHAMELEON on 27 April, 2013, 6:50
Now that's what I call a bomb gateau.
Comment icon #10 Posted by -M7 on 2 September, 2013, 0:33
-insert funny joke here-


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