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March 20, 2009

Holy hand grenade

You couldn't make this stuff up. Here's slashdot's summary, which says it best:

Bomb disposal teams were called in and a nearby pub evacuated after water company engineers mistook a Monty Python film prop for a hand grenade. After nearly an hour of examination by bomb experts, they counted to three. No more. No less. Three was the number they counted, and the number they counted was three. Four they did not count, nor two, except to proceed to three. Five was right out. Once the number three had been reached, being the third number, they declared that the grenade was actually a copy of the "Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch" used in the film Monty Python And The Holy Grail. A police spokeswoman confirmed that the device was a toy and that it had been no danger to the public.

(tip to /.)

posted March 20, 2009 07:16 PM in Humor | permalink


Too funny and the Monty Python team would have been creaming themselves at this. :-)

Now, may I ask, what was a MP prop doing over there?!!!

Matthew Anderson
Head of Franchising Scotland

Posted by: Matthew Anderson at April 6, 2009 06:40 AM