Saturday 18 November 2017

Suspected WWII bomb found to be giant courgette

It really does look very like a bomb. PIC: Karlsruhe police
It really does look very like a bomb. PIC: Karlsruhe police
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

A worried pensioner called police when he thought he had found a second world war bomb in his garden. However it turned out to be a large zucchini.

The 81-year-old man found the vegetable masquerading as a bomb on Thursday morning in Bretten near the city of Karlsruhe in Germany.

It seems the police understood the man's concern as "the object, which really did look very like a bomb".

Unexploded bombs are often found in Germany, and require the area to be evacuated while they are defused so the man was simply being careful.

The zucchini was nearly 16 inches in length, dark, and weighed 11lbs and police suspected it had been thrown into the garden by someone else.

Online Editors

Promoted Links

Entertainment Newsletter

Going out? Staying in? From great gigs to film reviews and listings, entertainment has you covered.

Promoted Links

Editors Choice

Also in Entertainment