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   Girl brings grenade to show-and-tell, with predictable results

05 Dec 2012 04:45 AM   |   5761 clicks   |   Sydney Morning Herald
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violentsalvation    [TotalFark]  
Why couldn't someone just carry it out of the school and call the cops? Even if it is explosive it's probably been banging around her backpack all day. Carry it out of the school and let school go on.

04 Dec 2012 11:57 PM
namatad    [TotalFark]  

violentsalvation: Why couldn't someone just carry it out of the school and call the cops? Even if it is explosive it's probably been banging around her backpack all day. Carry it out of the school and let school go on.


more than one, do you want to be the one carrying outside when it goes off, exploding inside the empty school is safer than exploding outside where shrapnel could kill others

so were you asking as serious question?

I am more impressed and surprised that the girl wasnt arrested and shot.
guess it is just america which is batshiat crazy

05 Dec 2012 01:35 AM
violentsalvation    [TotalFark]  

namatad: violentsalvation: Why couldn't someone just carry it out of the school and call the cops? Even if it is explosive it's probably been banging around her backpack all day. Carry it out of the school and let school go on.

more than one, do you want to be the one carrying outside when it goes off, exploding inside the empty school is safer than exploding outside where shrapnel could kill others

so were you asking as serious question?

I am more impressed and surprised that the girl wasnt arrested and shot.
guess it is just america which is batshiat crazy


No, it is what I'd think would be a serious instinct, if you're that concerned. You can carry it the hell out of there quicker than you can evacuate a school, grenades are designed to do anything but randomly explode.

05 Dec 2012 01:59 AM
doglover    [TotalFark]  

violentsalvation: namatad: violentsalvation: Why couldn't someone just carry it out of the school and call the cops? Even if it is explosive it's probably been banging around her backpack all day. Carry it out of the school and let school go on.

more than one, do you want to be the one carrying outside when it goes off, exploding inside the empty school is safer than exploding outside where shrapnel could kill others

so were you asking as serious question?

I am more impressed and surprised that the girl wasnt arrested and shot.
guess it is just america which is batshiat crazy

No, it is what I'd think would be a serious instinct, if you're that concerned. You can carry it the hell out of there quicker than you can evacuate a school, grenades are designed to do anything but randomly explode.


It's almost like most people don't know very much about explosives or something.

Me? I don't, but I know enough about myself to know I'd leave it for the cops. My inner doglover would want to tell the kids "I'll just take this outside." and then drive out to a lake and see what it can do. But that's so many flavors of illegal and irresponsible I'd just say "Fark it. Kids, outside NOW." and basically have an extended recess until the bomb squad arrives. God knows how long that takes.

05 Dec 2012 02:53 AM
namatad    [TotalFark]  

violentsalvation: grenades are designed to do anything but randomly explode.


this statement makes a huge number of assumptions:
1) that average joe can tell a REAL grenade, from a fake one
2) a real one from a home made one
3) that explosives are stable over time, which is completely false
4) that I want the moron in the school throwing the grenade out the window while I am walking by

in the end,
put it down
evacuate the building
let an expert deal with it
TADA
little or no chance of accidental explosion

what I really dont want is the average moran making any kind of decision when it comes to explosives other than, put it down and RUN AWAY

05 Dec 2012 03:17 AM
doglover    [TotalFark]  

namatad: what I really dont want is the average moran making any kind of decision when it comes to explosives other than, put it down and RUN AWAY


Chuck it at namatad is right here in the handbook. See, Article 1 Section 12: If you see namatad, chuck random explosives at him. Nothing bad can happen.

What do you mean you don't think it's official. No I didn't just pencil that in on a blank page. I don't care that it matches my handwriting. You can't prove nothin! You hear me? Nothin!

05 Dec 2012 03:38 AM
Triumph    [TotalFark]  
Better not tell this guy that the yellow bus has 50 gallons of explosive liquid sloshing around in it.

05 Dec 2012 03:46 AM
AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  
Poor girl is going to lose her grenade now.

05 Dec 2012 04:27 AM
othmar     
i am confused .. which one upset them the girl or the grenade?

and this is Buggs Bunny reporting from the other side of the living room.

05 Dec 2012 04:48 AM
gerbilpox     
At least it wasn't a thermometer.

05 Dec 2012 04:57 AM
KrispyKritter     

doglover: namatad: what I really dont want is the average moran making any kind of decision when it comes to explosives other than, put it down and RUN AWAY

Chuck it at namatad is right here in the handbook. See, Article 1 Section 12: If you see namatad, chuck random explosives at him. Nothing bad can happen.

What do you mean you don't think it's official. No I didn't just pencil that in on a blank page. I don't care that it matches my handwriting. You can't prove nothin! You hear me? Nothin!


the average namatad is bombproof, everyone knows that!

05 Dec 2012 05:06 AM
enigmaticsource     
As someone who has had the sheriff's department called when I brought some replica (non-firing) flint lock pistols for a history demo; I find this oddly in line with personal experience; and her parents way out of line with common sense. Always check something that looks dangerous with the proper authorities.

By the way, I, and my dad had the pistols cleared with the instructor and the principal... but a random teacher saw me putting them back in my pack, after the school day had ended, in the escort of my father, that "Bad Things" were going to happen.

//This was in '88, and my dad is an NRA/Youth Shooting instructor

05 Dec 2012 05:06 AM
ArtosRC     
I want to make a snide comment about zero tolerance (had the scenario played out in America, of course) but I just can't summon enough bile.

05 Dec 2012 05:10 AM
Hawnkee     
The teacher gets arrested for molestation?

05 Dec 2012 05:23 AM
enigmaticsource     
Oh... and a P.S: My Dad was the youth shooting instructor for the school I was attending.

05 Dec 2012 05:27 AM
JRoo     
I remember going into antique stores when I was a kid, they would have dummy grenades that had been hollowed out. You could buy them for a few bucks each

05 Dec 2012 05:34 AM
DPXFP2     
Panic over a little girl and her dummy grenade.

Aren't they supposed to be a nation of badass convicts?

05 Dec 2012 05:37 AM
orbister     
What a fine, upstanding and inspiring chap the school principal is. Now who does he remind me of?

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05 Dec 2012 05:40 AM
jmr61     
People are insane.

05 Dec 2012 05:43 AM
sexorcisst     
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05 Dec 2012 05:47 AM
Mitch Mitchell     
That girl was banging!

/low fruit

05 Dec 2012 06:18 AM
cajunns     
It was stated in the video that the grenade had been made SAFE so what was the problem ...bunch of farking PC idiots

05 Dec 2012 06:21 AM
rico567     
OK, what's the big deal? It IS "show and tell," after all:

"Here, pass this around. It's a weapon designed to kill or incapacitate the enemy and you only have to come close. Hey, be careful not to pull that out....."

05 Dec 2012 06:31 AM
Maus III     
"...with predictable results"

...they fix the cable...?

05 Dec 2012 06:56 AM
Eddie Ate Dynamite     

KrispyKritter: doglover: namatad: what I really dont want is the average moran making any kind of decision when it comes to explosives other than, put it down and RUN AWAY

Chuck it at namatad is right here in the handbook. See, Article 1 Section 12: If you see namatad, chuck random explosives at him. Nothing bad can happen.

What do you mean you don't think it's official. No I didn't just pencil that in on a blank page. I don't care that it matches my handwriting. You can't prove nothin! You hear me? Nothin!

the average namatad is bombproof, everyone knows that!


I heard namatad had an M-80 go off in his hand once and it DIDN'T EVEN HURT. One of the real ones too, not that new crap they have now.

05 Dec 2012 06:57 AM
MythDragon     

namatad: this statement makes a huge number of assumptions:
1) that average joe can tell a REAL grenade, from a fake one
2) a real one from a home made one
3) that explosives are stable over time, which is completely false
4) that I want the moron in the school throwing the grenade out the window while I am walking by


1)an active pineapple grenade is OD green with yellow stripe:
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1a)A training grenade is unpainted (with a blue top) with a big hole on the bottom which effectively de-mils it so that it cannot be used as a grenade 
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Now of course the green one could simply be a replica, but I'd be a lot more cautious with it. The other is what they sell at surplus stores everywhere. Now (slim) chances (especially for a much older pineapple model) could be that it is a 'live' training grenade which has an active blasting cap inside. These will still have an active spring that kicks the spoon off and will make a 'bang'. But the body keeps most of the blasting cap fragments inside. Some will exit the hole in the bottom, and can cause flesh wounds, but are not deadly. (Unless of course maybe you stick your eyeball right up agianst the hole as it pops...). You can test this by pulling the pin (while holding the spoon) and seeing if there is any pressure on the spoon. If not, it is a deactive training grenade. if there is pressure, just go outside, pop the spoon, chuck it on the ground, wait for the pop, place the spoon back on the grenade, stick the pin back in, and put on your desk as a paper weight.

2. Homemade grenades look homemade. Military ones look like they were made by the military.

3. C-4, the explosive used in pineapple and the newer 'baseball' grenades is quite stable. That's why they use it. You could kick the stuff around or beat it with a hammer all day and it won't explode. Hell you can set it on fire, and all it will do is burn. (Soldiers used it for cooking in the field...but it does make a poisionous gas....)

4. Can't argue with that one. I'd hate to be strolling along and hear 'tink-tink' and look down and see a farking grenade. Of course my first reaction would to toss it back through the window it came out of.

05 Dec 2012 08:04 AM
BalugaJoe     
she also had mercury.

05 Dec 2012 08:13 AM
FTDA     
If memory serves correctly the kill zone for a grenades blast radius is only 5 meters. For this they evacuated the side streets as well as the school?

05 Dec 2012 10:04 AM
devildog123    [TotalFark]  

JRoo: I remember going into antique stores when I was a kid, they would have dummy grenades that had been hollowed out. You could buy them for a few bucks each


You can buy them on Amazon still, the price has just gone up a little.

05 Dec 2012 10:23 AM
theresnothinglft     

FTDA: If memory serves correctly the kill zone for a grenades blast radius is only 5 meters. For this they evacuated the side streets as well as the school?


But what if it was a tactical nuke inside it?

05 Dec 2012 12:54 PM
FTDA     

theresnothinglft: FTDA: If memory serves correctly the kill zone for a grenades blast radius is only 5 meters. For this they evacuated the side streets as well as the school?

But what if it was a tactical nuke inside it?


BOHICA. Bend over here it comes again, farking weapons design contractors!

05 Dec 2012 04:14 PM
Fark Me To Tears     

FTDA: If memory serves correctly the kill zone for a grenades blast radius is only 5 meters. For this they evacuated the side streets as well as the school?


The kill zone is based on the grenade exploding on an open range. If an explosive device like a grenade goes off inside a closed-in space like a building, you've got a whole different situation.

06 Dec 2012 12:00 AM
FTDA     

Fark Me To Tears: FTDA: If memory serves correctly the kill zone for a grenades blast radius is only 5 meters. For this they evacuated the side streets as well as the school?

The kill zone is based on the grenade exploding on an open range. If an explosive device like a grenade goes off inside a closed-in space like a building, you've got a whole different situation.


Amplified concussion.

06 Dec 2012 08:37 AM
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