WWII grenade that UK mom & daughter thought to be fossil explodes in kitchen sink

WWII grenade that UK mom & daughter thought to be fossil explodes in kitchen sink

Neighbours came running to Jodie's home and alerted the emergency services.

From all the artifacts that one would like to possess from World War II, an unexploded bomb is certainly not one of them.

Unluckily 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 be alive after a WWII grenade exploded inside their kitchen recently.

But how did a 75-year-old bomb end up in a family kitchen? Well, the mother & daughter stumbled across 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 of it on social media, appealing to her followers for help.

"I posted photos on fossil and archaeology sites and had lots of replies but no one suggested it could be a grenade,” Jodie was quoted by LadBible.

"I posted photos on fossil and archaeology sites and had lots of replies but no one suggested it could be a grenade. One user said it was whale vomit and asked Jodie to have a poke at it in order to find out.

However, Jodie and her daughter soon realised the object was something a lot deadlier.

Jodie said her daughter screamed and ran out of the kitchen when the object turned into a 'fireball'. Bravely enough, the mother grabbed the bomb and ran with it at arms' length before hurling it into the sink.

After that, she soaked a towel in water and threw it over the bomb to douse the fire.

Neighbours came running to Jodie's home and alerted the emergency services. Fortunately, the mother and daughter did not sustain any injuries.

"My first thought was to save my daughter, house, cats and dogs. With my daughter safely in the garden I ran back upstairs to get the cats - we have four three-week-old kittens - and rounded up our two dogs, Teegan a border collie and Lulu a Pomeranian,” she said.

Jodie posted pictures on Facebook of her sink and of what remained of the grenade.

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