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Small explosions at UK consulate in New York. Windows broken. No-one hurt. Low-level terrorist activity. Enough to furrow brows but not to instil panic. Then this:
... Mayor Michael Bloomberg said shrapnel pieced together at the scene suggested that two "novelty" devices were involved.

Police say one device was the size and shape of a pineapple, the second like a lemon. They detonated within a minute of each other at 3.55 am - 8.55 British time.

One device had some gunpowder inside with a fuse. [Sky News]
Is that what happened to the Munch Bunch? Have they been off training in some jihadi camp all this time?

EDIT: The police have now officially described the devices as "novelty hand-grenades".

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internetsdairy
May. 5th, 2005 01:18 pm (UTC)
When Fruit Salad Attacks
So it was just a cocktail that went wrong?
webofevil
May. 5th, 2005 01:21 pm (UTC)
Re: When Fruit Salad Attacks
Possibly. Tabasco, gunpowder; gunpowder, tabasco... we've all made that mistake.
judge_death
May. 5th, 2005 01:55 pm (UTC)
Hehe. In Paradise they will be rewarded with 70 satsumas.
lowlowprices
May. 5th, 2005 02:43 pm (UTC)
Snack rating 1, bomb rating 2. I win. Hooray!
"Mayor Michael Bloomberg, speaking at the scene, said: 'We have absolutely no idea who did it or what the motive was but we have the best people working on this.'"

Their best people? Surely their best people have more important things to attend to than going after some crank with fruit-based capacity.
webofevil
May. 5th, 2005 02:59 pm (UTC)
The police have now officially described the devices as "novelty hand-grenades".
ex_cornfedpi814
May. 5th, 2005 04:09 pm (UTC)
What else would fall under the definition of a novelty hand grenade? Do they maintain different files - handgrenade, live; handgrenade, manufactured; handgrenade, novelty; handgrenade, party?
webofevil
May. 5th, 2005 04:15 pm (UTC)
Exactly. "Party hats are 20 per cent down this quarter, and we just can't shift the plastic dog turds. The hand grenades, however..."
ex_cornfedpi814
May. 5th, 2005 04:23 pm (UTC)
It would brighten up many a parade.
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