One Shaanxi man was shocked to learn recently that his trusty “nutcracker” was actually a hand grenade.
The man surnamed Ran from Ankang city told local reporters that he had been using the device regularly for the past 25 years to crack open walnuts. However, earlier this month, he decided to stop using it after reading a safety leaflet about explosives that clued him into the true nature of his tool.
He has since handed the grenade over to police who are examining the device to find out whether it is still capable of exploding. It does not have a pin and was likely manufactured back in the 1960s.
Ran said that he received the “nutcracker” as a “gift” back in 1991, though he didn’t say what kind “friend” had given him the device.
It’s also not clear what Ran will use to crack open walnuts now.
[Images via CCTV]