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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 [...]

Those Aren’t Your Father’s Fireworks

When you’re a kid, the Fourth of July is devoted to finding a bigger, louder, awesome-r way to blow things up in a celebration of freedom. Sure, we happily played with the sparklers and the snakes and – if we were really lucky – Roman candles and bottle rockets our parents gave us. There were [...]