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My landlord had some builders in to remove a staircase in an outbuilding when a rusty biscuit tin fell out from under the woodwork.

What wonders were in this hidden treasure box? Two live hand grenades and 40 rounds of ammunition. From WW2. I've never seen builders run before.

What hidden treasures have you uncovered?

(, Thu 30 Jun 2005, 13:33)
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years back, down in Cornwall, my uncle found some objects washed up on the beach. There were 2 of them - green plastic cases, each one containing 2 ground to air-type missiles about 2.5 foot long, stacked top to tail (don't ask me the exact type - I don't know about these kind of things).

Being a bit mischievous, my uncle decided that, rather than hand them in, he would find some way of setting them off. He knew a military-type person, and so went about enquiring in a 'hypothetical' way how to go about doing this. He discovered that the best way was to use a length of half-cut drainpipe, a mousetrap and a piece of string.

Him & some friends launched them from a quiet headland one evening. Apparently, they flew off out to sea in a spiral, spinning kind of way, and went for miles. He then got paranoid that he might have been spotted by the coastguard, or even worse, blown up a trawler. Luckily there wasn't anything in the papers.

He's still got the empty cases, and shows them off when he's been at the Jack Daniels.
(, Wed 6 Jul 2005, 17:16, Reply)

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