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Boy Finds Live Grenade at Easter Egg Hunt
Bomb squad detonates scary 'egg'
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2012 11:56 PM CDT
Updated Apr 9, 2012 1:36 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Sometimes Easter's not all it's cracked up to be. Ask the parents of a 3-year-old British boy who ended up standing on a live grenade at an Easter egg hunt. "It was brown and about four inches high. It looked like an Easter egg, but it was a hand grenade," said a dad who spotted the tiny bomb beneath the toddler's foot. "I was shocked. The boy who was standing on it thought it was a rock." An Army bomb squad was called in; it evacuated more than 20 young children and their parents from the Holford site and detonated the grenade, reports the New York Daily News. Authorities believe the grenade was left over from World War II. An American Army base used to be located nearby.

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slammer
Apr 9, 2012 10:31 AM CDT
in america we have a program called toys for tots! what up with you guys?
InferiorToYou
Apr 9, 2012 6:25 AM CDT
Satan planted it after he finished with the dinosaur bones.
Riffran
Apr 9, 2012 3:07 AM CDT
I've been known to make a few "explosions" after eating too many pickled or deviled eggs myself..... : )