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Offline steve58

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WWI grenade a chip Hong Kong
« on: February 05, 2019, 09:41:53 AM »
The war that keeps on giving...  :-\

Factory workers in a Hong Kong potato chip plant recently uncovered a German hand grenade from World War I that had not detonated, according to Agence France-Presse (AFP).

The grenade, which was found at the Calbee Four Seas Company factory, weighed approximately 2 pounds and "was in an unstable condition because it has been previously discharged but failed to detonate," Superintendent Wilfred Wong Ho-hon told AFP.

Wong added that, "[a]ll the information to date suggested that the grenade was imported from France together with the other potatoes."

Because the grenade was a camouflage of mud and soil, it was likely buried on a WWI battlefield that eventually became a potato farm, the AFP added.
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Re: WWI grenade a chip Hong Kong
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2019, 10:15:21 AM »
Glad to hear they found it in time.  But it does not say much for the quality control at the French potato farm.
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These are the saddest of possible words:
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Trio of bear cubs, and fleeter than birds,
      Tinker and Evers and Chance.
Ruthlessly pricking our gonfalon bubble,
      Making a Giant hit into a double—
Words that are heavy with nothing but trouble:
      “Tinker to Evers to Chance.”

"Tinker to Evers to Chance"
"where doubles go to die"

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Re: WWI grenade a chip Hong Kong
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2019, 10:25:18 AM »
So the spud was a dud?
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Re: WWI grenade a chip Hong Kong
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2019, 04:39:20 PM »
New type of chip
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Re: WWI grenade a chip Hong Kong
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2019, 04:57:18 PM »
This was something completely different.

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Re: WWI grenade a chip Hong Kong
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2019, 09:06:39 AM »
Bangers and mash.
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