An elongated and cylindrical object of 40 centimeters was the trigger for the fears of a 81-year-old man in Bretten, Germany. The old man believed to have found a bomb of the Second World War in his garden. Alarmed, it warned the police of that city, of almost 30,000 inhabitants located in the southwest of the country, so that come to deactivated.
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The police moved to the place to inspect what they suspected would be an old battlefield. Once on the site he discovered that the apparent artifact was nothing more than a five-kilo, dark-green zucchini, so it was not necessary to mobilize the munitions disposal service.
The reaction of man is not strange in a country where every year there are explosives launched by Allied forces on the Nazi regime. In September alone, 60,000 people were forced to leave their homes in Frankfurt during the operation to defuse a 1.8-tonne British bomb buried since World War II. Another 20,000 people were evacuated that same month in Koblenz, located in the east of the country, after having found an artifact of 50 kilos launched by the Americans seven decades ago.
The vegetable that provoked the fears of the elder was thrown from the street by an unknown person to the man's garden. After the scare, he himself took care to eliminate it.
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