An 81-year-old man from Germany recently called the police to his garden after mistaking an eleven pound and sixteen-inch-long zucchini for an unexploded WWII-era bomb. Police showed up pretty promptly after they received the initial report but upon their arrival were faced with the above vegetable.
Officers believe the vegetable was thrown over the man’s hedge during the evening but were otherwise thankful that there wasn’t an honest-to-goodness real bomb waiting to go off. They were readily able to deal with the situation without the need for a bomb squad (duh) and went on with their day after a bit of a chuckle.
Despite being a relatively funny story the threat from WWII-era bombs remains very real. Pictured below is an unexploded WWII bomb that detonated in a man’s conservatory and destroyed the extension almost entirely. Each year thousands of people are regularly evacuated across the UK and EU as a result of various unexploded bombs being discovered as part of routine construction work. In 2014 a man died after a digger he was operating struck and detonated an underground WW2-era bomb.