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WWII-Era American Bomb Explodes in Munich: VIDEO

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German authorities evacuated a neighborhood and detonated a World War II era American bomb that they were unable to defuse after it was discovered buried several feet underground:

The explosion occurred around 10 PM local time, and the resulting blast blew out windows in the surrounding area and started a few small fires. No injuries were reported, and most residents have since been allowed to return to their homes.

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  1. Luckly nobody was hurt/killed when it was initially found

    Posted by: John | Aug 29, 2012 11:08:48 AM


  2. Wonder what the people who have lived around that bomb for all these years not knowing think and feel about it.

    Posted by: Tom in long beach | Aug 29, 2012 11:35:30 AM


  3. Never start a war.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Aug 29, 2012 11:37:30 AM


  4. 'Officials in Munich estimate that there are some 2,500 bombs buried in the Bavarian capital alone.'

    http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/bomb-from-world-war-ii-detonated-in-munich-a-852669.html

    Jesus. Germany is still a beautiful country and Germans are very cool people.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Aug 29, 2012 12:40:05 PM


  5. That's just one bomb. There are parts of France that can not be entered safely due to the remnants of WW1. Don't start a war but if you do fight it in some one else's country.

    Posted by: Diogenes | Aug 29, 2012 12:45:19 PM


  6. My parent's and grandparent's tax money at work. A little late, but the detonators were developed on test ranges having harder soil than is found in most of Germany, so a lot of the ground impacts were duds.

    Posted by: Anastasia Beaverhausen | Aug 29, 2012 12:56:53 PM


  7. And by all means, send in the drones

    Posted by: rick scatorum | Aug 29, 2012 1:10:49 PM


  8. That must have been terrifying for the local seniors to hear.

    Posted by: Rafa | Aug 29, 2012 1:12:48 PM


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