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mcclave January 3rd, 2013 11:09am

7-year-old finds WWII era bomb and family brings it home
 
http://news.yahoo.com/video/7-old-fi...191000092.html

Sonny Carter, a 7-year-old from Gaywood, England was out with his family the day after Christmas, and decided to use his new metal detector to track down hidden treasure but wound up finding a World War II era “practice bomb.” Just five minutes into searching, the metal detector beeped and the Carter family started digging, uncovering the 11.5-pound device. Before they were certain what the large metal find was, the Carters took it home in their car to wash it. The bomb disposal squad of the Royal Air Force (RAF) was dispatched to the Carter home and removed the device that was found not to contain any explosives. An RAF spokesperson said, “The idea of a practice bomb is that it follows the trajectory of a larger bomb but at reduced cost and without the damage caused by the normal weapon." They also advise the public to contact emergency services if they encounter any suspicious items and to not move them.

MrsM January 3rd, 2013 11:15am

I would think that may be worth something, no? WWII Era? Could you imagine, hi mom - look I found this bomb...LOL

mcclave January 3rd, 2013 11:22am

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Originally Posted by MrsM (Post 10674235)
I would think that may be worth something, no? WWII Era? Could you imagine, hi mom - look I found this bomb...LOL

I have no idea if it's worth anything I suppose it could be. I was flabbergasted that the dad thought it was o.k. to put it in the car and take it home. I would have been freaked out that I had been digging around it with a shovel. Maybe he knows more about bombs than I do...I don't know!


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