We’ll cut to the chase: no explosions. A farmer in Chongqing found some funky metal objects while working in her field one day and, thinking they were important yet having no idea what the hell they were, stored them under her bed for the next 25 years.
The 70-year-old devices are rusted and a bit mangled, but can still be detonated, as the Global Times reports:
Authorities caught wind of the cast-iron ordinance months ago after they were discovered in the house of an elderly Wulong county woman.
The woman’s 33-year-old daughter surnamed Deng said her father had found the rusty pair of 40-centimeter-long bombs while digging in the sand of a riverbed 25 years ago. […]
Police dated the bombs as those used during World War II, adding that while appearing rusted, they could cause serious damage if detonated.
For future reference, if any readers find old metal cylinders that may-or-may-not be elderly explosives, please store them somewhere other than under your bed. Actually, don’t store them at all; the entire premise of this story is that weird metal scraps in your backyard need to be kept for some reason. Don’t do that.
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