Man learns his walnut cracker is actually an old grenade


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/12/26/man-learns-his-walnut-cracker.html


#2

Also, be careful when searching for “worlds biggest nuts” on the internet.


#3

If it is that type of grenade, I would think they would make piss poor nut crackers.


#4

Call Homeland Security.


#5

Just go old school


#6

Well, if it worked true to its intended purpose, it would indeed crack a nut or two.


#7

Hah. Poseurs. I take my Brazilnuts and drop them on abandoned land mines. Works every time.


#8

“Nut cracker”? That’s clearly a (Chinese variant of a) “potato masher.”


#9

This is why a knowledge of history is important.


#10

Looks like it is the Japanese variant, as seen below. Not surprising if it was picked up in China.

http://www.lexpev.nl/grenades/middleeastasia/japan/type98.html

Of course, dummy grenades were used by all WWII armies for training. It may be one of those. Just unscrew the bottom of the handle. If there’s a string there, pull it and you’ll find out in a few seconds.


#11

Lolipop_jones:

I’d get someone else to pull the string.


#12

Possibly. The the text in the photo identifies it as a Type 67, but who knows what it really is without having a weapons historian look at it.


#13

man…you can’t even get real grenades in china these days! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
this knockoff economy has gotten out of hand…


#14

Under the Trump trade plan, we’ll build all our grenades here in the USA again, and by golly, every single one of 'em will work just fine.


#15

Was about to say that. I was just wondering how it got to China, but then I read the comment by lolipop_jones thats a japanese model.


#16

I’d suggest a howitzer.


#17

If I was that guy I’d have had it checked to make absolutely sure it can’t explode and then continued using it to crack nuts because that is a pretty cool nutcracker. In fact, where can I get one?


#18

either the worst or the best walnut cracker ever.


#19

And it looks kind of like the head is wooden, which would indicate that this is a training dummy. Which could easily imagine somebody thinking would be a funny, novelty nut cracker.


#20

Wait, we can give exploding nut crackers as gifts? Where was this story two weeks ago?!!!