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Possible Unexploded Bomb That Washed Up On A Beach Turns Out To Be Something Quite Different Entirely

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You know what a bomb looks like, right?

It’s big, round, dark and has a fuse sticking out of the top.

I mean, they actually don’t, but you’d be forgiven for thinking something with a similar shape might be dangerous.

A mysterious unexploded bomb washed up on the shores of the River Thames near Wapping in east London recently. Police were called in to investigate.

However, it was quickly determined to not be a bomb.

Easy mistake, right?

When the giant Christmas ornament washed on shore, passersby became worried and called the police. It was treated with the utmost caution, as potential bombs should be, and because of last week.

What happened last week?

In Kingston-Upon-Thames an unexploded bomb from World War II was discovered.

Luckily, the police were able to determine that this “bomb” was actually a massive Christmas bauble and make their joking tweet.

All joking aside however, how big is the tree that ornament came from?

Old bombs and mines have been turning up around the globe for years.

North Carolina is quickly becoming accustomed to rusty mines washing up on their beaches. At least four showed up in 2017, with more in 2018.

Meanwhile in Germany, unexploded bombs from World War II are discovered en masse every year. It’s estimated that more than 2000 tons are uncovered yearly more than 70 years after the war.

All over the world, these bombs are depressingly common and require a lot of time and effort to dispose of.

Luckily, this time we just got a surprisingly large bauble and can crack a few jokes.

It has not been revealed where the decoration initially came from, but if I had to hazard a guess, you may want to find a guy named Jack who bought some magic beans.

He’ll lead you right to the source.


Written by Ben Acosta

Ben Acosta is an Arizona-based fiction author and freelance writer. In his free time, he critiques media and acts in local stage productions.