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The Boat Race Threatened By WII Bomb

#1 by Sheldonboy , Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:40 pm

Tomorrows Boat Race may have to be cancelled to to a wartime bomb being found.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-39466503


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#2 by Voltman , Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:07 pm

It seems WWII bombs don't explode unless you know they are there.


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#3 by Sheldonboy , Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:40 pm

I saw a tv programme a while ago. A family had a bomb on the mantle piece since WW2. The thought it was safe. Someone recognised it and called the police. They called in The Army who exploded it on a beach. Apparently it had the power to take out around 8 houses.


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#4 by Slow Jo , Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:43 pm

It seemed a bit strange to me that a bomb that had been lying in the mud for a few years suddenly surfaced the day before the boat race.


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#5 by Voltman , Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:36 pm

Things do happen that way.
We ignore the many thousands of incidents that have no bearing or effect on anything, yet we place great importance on the things that coincide with important events.

I mean important as in of meagre interest, there is no possibility that a bunch of floppy heads, rowing boats on a river, can ever be considered important.


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#6 by mikejee , Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:03 pm

Most of them probably only got into university because they rowed, Its as bad as the Americans with football scholarships.


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#7 by astoness , Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:41 pm

its not really a great surprise to me that another UXB has been found so many years after it was dropped...would think there are many more yet to be unearthed..


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#8 by Voltman , Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:05 pm

Could be one in your back garden.

There was one in ours, the day it was dropped that is. It either went off or was removed, I can't remember if the wardens book said what happened to it.
Bang goes that theory then.


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