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#1 Hum

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 15:26

GAYWOOD, England, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- A military bomb disposal team took care of some unfinished World War II business in eastern England after a boy found an old bomb, officials said.

Sonny Carter, 7, was using a metal detector he got for Christmas during a walk with his parents Wednesday, the Lynn News reported. He got a hit on Roydon Common near the family's home in Gaywood, Norfolk.

The family brought the mud-caked object home and washed it off. Then Sonny's father, Jem Carter, got concerned and called a friend who had been a Royal Air Force armorer, who told him to call police.

An RAF bomb disposal team determined the bomb was a British practice weapon used on training runs. It still had its wiring in place but contained no explosives.

The family found the experience more exciting than scary.

"We are dumbfounded that he discovered this on his first go," Sonny's mother, Tracy Wood, told the News. "We are going to go out again to see if he can find something Roman. It has made our Christmas."

But Flight Lt. Donald Earl, a spokesman for RAF Wittering in Cambridgeshire, advised anyone who finds a possible bomb to leave it be and call for help.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 15:28

Gaywood :rofl:

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 16:17

Only a dummy bomb ... no chance of explosion :/

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 16:51

Gaywood :rofl:


:laugh: I live in the UK and didn't even know there was such as place lol

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 17:12

Gaywood is where the leader of Torchwood lives. All Hail Captain Jack Harkness.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 17:15

Gaywood :rofl:

What are you, 8?

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 23:09

What are you, 8?


Actually I'm 22, age doesn't stop people from having fun. A recent picture of some of my friends from work who're in their 30's gathered around the road sign "Bell End" is proof of this.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 23:16

Actually I'm 22, age doesn't stop people from having fun. A recent picture of some of my friends from work who're in their 30's gathered around the road sign "Bell End" is proof of this.


24 year old reporting in for laughing at a road sign saying "Road Humps".

Feel childish sometimes, then I hear my grandpa laughing at a word that rhymes with "wussy" (censored on here lol) and suddenly I feel no reason to "grow up". :laugh:

Interesting find though.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 23:18

I'm with these guys.^ :rofl: Being a little childish sometimes never hurt anyone.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 23:22

What are you, 8?


What are you, boring, uptight?

I found it funny also! :p

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 23:25

Oh Norfolk, your silly names for roads and areas will never cease to amuse me :laugh:

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:01

I'm with these guys.^ :rofl: Being a little childish sometimes never hurt anyone.


Absolutely true!! I'm 63 and still watch cartoons, play board games and have food fights with the grandkids ;)

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:09

So son wthat do you want to be when you grow up be an Archeologist or Explosive Ordinance Officer?

Nice find for his first attempt good lad :D

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 15:09

oh England. you have some of the funniest town names in the world...

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 16:26

Either way I bet he had a blast with his new toy.