Zucchini Mistaken for Bomb in Bretten, Germany

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Zucchini mistaken for bomb

More fear than harm. A resident of Bretten (Germany) called the police on Friday, November 3, after he thought he saw an intact World War II bomb in his garden.

After intervening at the home of the 81-year-old, the police realized that it was a 40-centimeter, 5-kilogram zucchini, which “really looked like a bomb,” describes the BBC. De-mining services were not called. “The zucchini had to be thrown by a stranger over the hedge of the inhabitant’s garden, who finally took care to remove the vegetable himself,” wrote the police.

War bombs are frequently dug up in Germany during works on construction sites. In early September, in Frankfurt, demining services defused a 1.4-ton British bomb from the Second World War. The operation required the evacuation of 70,000 inhabitants.