Squid bomb

An explosive cephalopod, quite the surprise.

Live bomb found in squid – Telegraph.

The squid, which was itself more than three feet-long, was caught in the shallow waters off Guangdong province, China, and taken to the fish market in Jiaoling county.

“This sort of squid lives close to the shore and normally makes a meal of small fish and prawns,” said the fishmonger, who gave his name only as Mr Huang to the local Guangzhou Daily newspaper.

“Perhaps he thought the bomb was his favourite food and gulped it down. He certainly had a big belly when he was caught,” he added.

[…] Local police suggested it might have been dropped by a fighter jet but did not date it.

While gutting the animal, the man found the object described as around three pounds (1.5 kg), 20 cm, and was shaped like an eggplant. After calling in the right people, they removed the bomb and completed a controlled detonation.

This story is really odd but perhaps not hard to understand. Animals do eat strange things. Perhaps he just thought it was a fish. I tried to find more interesting stories like this but the topic is rather hard to Google. Anyone know of any more stories like this? Please post in comments.

  2 comments for “Squid bomb

  1. Peebs
    March 25, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    Seems rather small for a bomb.

    When undergoing naval exercises (I’m ex British Royal Navy) we used charges of around the same size/weight to simulate a hit on the ship.
    We used to prime them and throw them overboard.
    They used to make the ship rattle a bit!

  2. Chris Howard
    March 26, 2013 at 12:40 AM

    Best. Band Name. Ever!

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