World’s Strangest

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Ketchum Hand Grenade

Image: Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield; WICR 30377 That, Neatoramanauts, is a hand grenade patented in 1861 by William F. Ketchum. If someone threw one at you and you ketchum, you’d be in trouble. Unless [...]

Fisherman Reels in Live Grenade

In proper grenade fishing, you’re supposed to throw grenades, not catch them. Tell that to Matt Tucker, who was fishing in a lake near Springfield, Missouri: He noticed an old sock near his lure and pulled the odd bit of trash out of the lake. Inside the sock? A Vietnam-era pineapple hand grenade with the safety pin [...]

Grenade Mug

Grenade Mug - $9.95 Are you still looking for that perfect Father’s Day gift? Get Dad the Grenade Mug from the NeatoShop. This hilarious mug is a great gift for any problem solver Dad who is seriously tired of complaining coworkers. Be sure to check to check out all the fabulous Father’s Day gift suggestions at the [...]

Grenade Screwdriver Set

Grenade Screwdriver Set – $8.95 Are you at war with your home improvement project? You need the Grenade Screwdriver Set from the NeatoShop. The Grenade Screwdriver Set makes a great Father’s Day gift. Dad is sure to have a blast using this clever tool. Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more unusual Tools!

Chess Set Improvised by Marine in Afghanistan

A reader at Everyday, No Days Off sent in this picture of a chess set made by a US Marine deployed in Afghanistan. The kings and queens are .50 caliber cartridges and the rooks are 40 mm grenade cases. Link | Previously: Cartridge Chess Set

Active WWII Grenades Used As Bookends

The bomb squad blew up two World War II hand grenades in Deland, Florida last Tuesday morning. The man was given the pineapple-style grenade by a neighbor, who used the explosive as a bookend, deputies said. When deputies arrived in the DeLand neighborhood, they found the man, who told them he had pulled the pin on the [...]