A German grenade from World War I was destroyed by Hong Kong police recently after it turned up in a shipment of potatoes at a chip factory. Police had to use a “high-pressure water firing technique” to detonate the grenade safely. The grenade, which was caked in dirt, came in a shipment from France, along with the potatoes. A military historian, Dave Macri, believes the weapon was most likely dug up by potato harvesters in France.
World War I grenade found in shipment of potatoes headed to Hong Kong https://t.co/vGiycDGym4 pic.twitter.com/etEN0o9E7v— CNN International (@cnni) February 2, 2019