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Eight-inch live bomb found in fish market squid

By Shane Graber - Posted Mar 27, 2013 11:00 AM
A fishmonger in China had a rather bizarre (and dangerous!) surprise when he cut open a squid for a customer: a live bomb that the squid consumed earlier.
Eight-inch live bomb found in fish market squid

Squid in a fish market. Photo by Jeremy Keith / Flickr.

The squid in question measured 3 feet long and was caught off Guangdong province, China, by local fishermen. The surprise was not found until later, when a fishmonger began cutting the squid open for sale in the fish market in Jiaoling county.

"This sort of squid lives close to the shore and normally makes a meal of small fish and prawns," said the fishmonger, who gave his name only as Mr Huang to the local Guangzhou Daily newspaper. "Perhaps he thought the bomb was his favourite food and gulped it down. He certainly had a big belly when he was caught," he added.

When pulled from the squid, the bomb weight almost three pounds and was shaped somewhat reminiscent to an eggplant. Mr. Huang contacted the local police, who immediately removed the bomb from the fishmarket and later destroyed it in a controlled detonation. They also mentioned that even though the bomb was old and rusty, it was still very much active and could have exploded at any time. There was some speculation that the bomb was dropped from a fighter jet. However officials did not date it.

(via The Telegraph)

Author: Shane Graber
Location: Indiana

Shane has kept saltwater tanks for the last 12 years, is a research scientist, lives in northern Indiana, and is a proud Advanced Aquarist staffer.


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