05 Apr 2006

Don’t Bang on Artillery Shells


Crewmen passing 40mm rounds on board US Navy ship in 1945

Robert Colla (a Ventura, California Adult Education instructor) came across what must have been a WWII-era 40mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft round “years ago” while hunting, brought it home as a souvenir, and proceeded to use it as a paperweight.

On Monday the Ventura County Star reports, Mr. Colla brought that paperweight down on an insect he found crawling across his desk with disastrous results.

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