The print for this article is a bit hard to read, apologies, but I love it when I find an article with a title like that. Explosive Octopus. It just doesn’t get any better, does it?
Today we are joining a group of kids out for a bit of fishing at the end of the school holidays in 1948.
I expect they had no real aim that day except to have fun, and that’s just as well because their prize couldn’t really be taken home to mum for dinner.
Their catch? A grenade bearing octopus. Eeek!
You regular readers know what happens if she puts one of them in the oven, don’t you? It just can’t end well, can it?
I think these boys showed remarkable restraint. Generally when I find articles about kids and explosives they involve the kids doing some sort of damage to the explosive, and often being damaged in return.
I wonder how long this octopus had been clinging on to the grenade? Just as well it didn’t work out how it pull the pin, wasn’t it!
In the past I have often posted old articles about children and their encounters with explosives. Those kids are usually either playing with something that they didn’t realize was likely to kill them or had inexplicably been given a small bomb to play with by their loving (?) parents.
You can imagine how delighted I was yesterday to find this article on the Herald-Sun news website continuing that tradition.
Click on this link to read about an unexpected find on an Easter egg hunt. British child finds hand grenade on Easter egg hunt | Herald Sun. Clearly this child doesn’t have older brothers. If he had, he would have immediately recognized the grenade for what it was and either run for his life or thrown it at something he wanted to see go bang.
Suicide as an ‘I’ll show all of you’ kind of thing is never going to succeed really, is it? You aren’t going to be around to get any benefit out of your tantrum.
I had never heard of rackarock before and although it was clearly some sort of poisonous substance with a name like that it could have been anything!
Rackarock is a kind of liquid explosive made up of potassium chlorate and mono-nitrobenzene, and should never be kept on the nightstand. Not really the type of nightcap anyone would recommend….