Sensible advice in that last sentenceA Chinese fish market was thrown into turmoil yesterday after a monger found a live and unexploded bomb inside the belly of a squid.
The drama unfolded in a seafood bazaar in Guangdong province to the south of China as the unsuspecting fishmonger gutted the three-foot cephalopod for a customer.
When he sank his knife into the tentacled sea-creature's soft flesh its blade struck something hard and metallic.
He opened it up to find the eight-inch explosive that experts later revealed could have gone off at any moment.
He called police instantly who arrived at the scene and took the ordinance away to perform a controlled explosion.
It is yet unclear how the bomb found its way inside the squid, although police said it may have been dropped by a fighter plane and washed into the squid's feeding ground. They would not reveal how old it was or whether it was of Chinese origin.
'This sort of squid lives close to the shore and normally makes a meal of small fish and prawns,' said the fishmonger, who gave his name only as Mr Huang to the local Guangzhou Daily newspaper.
'Perhaps he thought the bomb was his favourite food and gulped it down. He certainly had a big belly when he was caught,' he added.
It was netted in shallows off the coast of Jiaoling county where squid like to hunt, mine-sweeping the sandy bed for bite-size sealife.
The Guangzhou newspaper reminded readers who find unexploded ordinance inside fish to always call police.
Chinese fishmonger finds live bomb inside squid watch
- Thread Starter
- 27-03-2013 14:36
- PS Reviewer
- 27-03-2013 14:42
Bloody hell, why would the fighter plane want to drop a bomb in the sea, in the first place?
- 27-03-2013 14:46
thank gawd the bomb did not go off.
- 27-03-2013 14:49
(Original post by FrogInABog)
- 27-03-2013 18:33
Don't know about fighters, but certainly in the past bombers would drop their payloads over open countryside or into the sea when returning from a raid, for the sake of saving fuel. They haven't said how old it was, so it's difficult to know exactly how it got there.
- 29-03-2013 22:02
So if I find an unexploded bomb OUTSIDE a fish, I shall just call my aunty.
- 30-03-2013 02:20
What a poor squid had to suffer
- 30-03-2013 02:31
Upon seeing the title "please don't be Daily Mail, please don't be Daily Mail..."