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WW1 grenade found in French potato shipment to Hong Kong

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Wonder how much it would fetch on EBay / Rakuten.

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Wonder how much it would fetch on EBay / Rakuten.

A year in prison or a million yen fine.

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If you can find the pieces, not a lot now.

Talk about a hot potato, though.

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That’s why they called ‘em: “Potatoe Mashers”.

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This story is bound to blow up

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One hundred years after the end ofWW1,this rusty grenade still possess harzadous! Amazing German ordinance quality!

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What the hell is a crisp?

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What the hell is a crisp?

Potato chip

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Here's a picture.

https://www.theweek.in/news/world/2019/02/03/wwi-grenade-found-in-french-potato-shipment-detonated.html

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What the hell is a crisp?

A crisp

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Left overs from the war. Brings new meaning to the term (leftovers). Spuds anyone?

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What the hell is a crisp?

I would tell you to Google it, but you might respond "what the hell is Google?"

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What the hell is a crisp?

A superior snack. Google is your friend.

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Hong Kong must immediately attack France.

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Wow, I can't believe how antiquated French Agriculture is. I'm sure it was picked out by the optical sorter in Hong Kong. Why the heck weren't the potatoes run through a high speed optical sorter in France?

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What the hell is a crisp = British English for potato chip. Plus bonus info a Chip is British English for french fry, here endeth the lesson.

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If you consider that they dig up 900 tons of unexploded WW1 era ordnance every year in northern France, it shouldn’t come as a surprise if small stuff slips through the cracks.

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Quote: "The grenade was eight centimeters wide and weighed about one kilogram."

That must be a round figure, then.

PS On the NHK news site they are calling it a 'chip' factory. I imagined wood chips!

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