Hand grenades


Man Unknowingly Uses Hand Grenade to Smash Walnuts

A man’s handy nutcracker was actually a decades-old grenade

After recently reading a safety pamphlet about of the dangers of explosive devices, a man from Shaanxi, China, was shell-shocked when he discovered that he had been using an unexploded hand grenade as a nutcracker for the past 25 years. 

According to Shanghaiist, the heavy device looked sort of like a headless hammer and this man had been using it for shelling walnuts. While reading a safety pamphlet about explosives, he saw something that looked just like his trusty old nutcracker.

The man took his object to police, who told him that it was a grenade without a pin that had likely been manufactured back in the 1960s.

The man said he’d gotten the nutcracker as a gift back in 1991 and had no idea that it was actually a grenade. The police are examining the device to determine whether it is capable of exploding.

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Walnuts happen to be great for your health, so try cracking a few open — without potentially blowing anything up, of course.