[PICS] World War II grenade explodes in family kitchen Photo credit: Facebook
Of all the artifacts one would like to possess from World War II, an unexploded bomb is certainly not one of them.
Unfortunately for a mother and daughter in the UK, they had no idea that such a thing would explode in their kitchen one day.
Jodie Crews and her eight-year-old daughter Isabella are lucky to live after a World War II grenade exploded inside their kitchen recently.
But how did a 75-year-old bomb arrive in a family kitchen? Well, the mother and daughter hit the explosive while walking along a beach near their home. Until the recent explosion, Hodie thought the object was a fossil or an old bone.
She even shared pictures about it on social media, asking for help from her followers.
“I posted photos of fossil and archaeological sites and had a lot of responses, but no one suggested it could be a grenade,” LadBible quoted Jodie.
“I posted photos in fossil and archeological sites and had a lot of responses, but no one suggested it could be a grenade. One user said it was whale vomit and asked Jodie to consider it to find out.
However Jodie and her daughter soon realized that the object is something much more deadly.
Jodie said her daughter screamed and ran out of the kitchen when the object became a “fireball.” Courageously, the mother grabbed the bomb and ran with it a long distance before throwing it into the sink.
After that, she dipped a towel in water and threw it over the pump to put out the fire.
Neighbors ran to Jodie’s home and alerted the emergency services. Fortunately, the mother and daughter were not injured.
“My first thought was to save my daughter, a house, cats and dogs. With my daughter safely in the garden I ran upstairs to pick up the cats – we have four three-week-old kittens – and surrounded our two dogs, Teegan border sheepdog and Lulu Pomeranian,” she said.
Jodie posted pictures on Facebook about her sink and what was left of the grenade.
She wrote: “Very lucky to have everything I started with just smoky dirt … Jesus !! And won’t pick things up from the beach from now on …”