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  #2908436 29-Apr-2022 20:29
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Not much different. The bomb squad will be called to defuse in both cases.

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  #2908459 30-Apr-2022 01:10
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neb: The headline says it all really: Panic at the airport after American family tries to board plane with souvenir bomb American tourists find an unexploded artillery shell (not a bomb, it's an artillery shell) and decided to take it on their flight back with them as a souvenir. And as a crossover for the dumb headlines thread: Given that military service is compulsory in Israel, you'd think there'd be someone there who can tell the difference between what looks like a 25pdr howitzer shell and a bomb.

 

And as a bonus, the golan heights is now on the tourist trail. W.T.F.?





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  #2908463 30-Apr-2022 02:17
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elpenguino:

And as a bonus, the golan heights is now on the tourist trail. W.T.F.?

 

 

Given the appearance of the shell, I'd say it was more likely from around WWI, the Palestine campaign, which would make it a QF 4.5 inch/18pdr or 10.5cm howitzer shell. A quick Google indicates a significant battle at (or at least near) Megiddo which would be a tourist destination, so maybe they picked it up there.

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  #2908467 30-Apr-2022 07:48
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elpenguino: And as a bonus, the golan heights is now on the tourist trail. W.T.F.?

Popular wine and scenic destination apparently.

https://www.viator.com/searchResults/all?text=Golan+heights&destId=

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  #2909175 2-May-2022 09:31
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elpenguino:

 

And as a bonus, the golan heights is now on the tourist trail. W.T.F.?

 

 

Makes sense to me. That was an important and tactically interesting battle.  Up there with a visit to Thermopylae or Bannockburn. 

 

I've been to Bannockburn and seen the two burns (streams) Proud Edward's men died between, and the one they drowned in droves in.  It's hard to imagine so much death in such a small, bucolic place.





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  #2909179 2-May-2022 09:39
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MikeAqua:

 

I've been to Bannockburn and seen the two burns (streams) Proud Edward's men died between, and the one they drowned in droves in.  It's hard to imagine so much death in such a small, bucolic place.

 

 

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  #2909181 2-May-2022 09:49
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gzt:
elpenguino: And as a bonus, the golan heights is now on the tourist trail. W.T.F.?

Popular wine and scenic destination apparently.

https://www.viator.com/searchResults/all?text=Golan+heights&destId=

 

 

 

Well there you go. I thought it would be more like this.

 

 

 





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My daughter is trying to arrange the theory test required to get her learners licence in Blenheim.  To state the obvious, a lot of the people booking in for these tests are 16 and attend school.

 

You can only book in person, and in Blenheim you can only make bookings between the hours of 10:00am and 4:00pm, Monday to Friday.  And they don't let anyone join the queue after 3:30pm.

 

You couldn't write this stuff.





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  #2909184 2-May-2022 09:57
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School holidays are good for that kind of thing.





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  #2909194 2-May-2022 10:26
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MikeAqua:

 

My daughter is trying to arrange the theory test required to get her learners licence in Blenheim.  To state the obvious, a lot of the people booking in for these tests are 16 and attend school.

 

You can only book in person, and in Blenheim you can only make bookings between the hours of 10:00am and 4:00pm, Monday to Friday.  And they don't let anyone join the queue after 3:30pm.

 

You couldn't write this stuff.

 

 

My son just sat (and failed) his restricted test - he waited two months for an appointment and then when he failed he tried to rebook immediately. First available time - mid-July!!! 

 

There should be a better system. 





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  #2909225 2-May-2022 10:50
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Handsomedan:

 

My son just sat (and failed) his restricted test - he waited two months for an appointment and then when he failed he tried to rebook immediately. First available time - mid-July!!! 

 

There should be a better system. 

 

 

There is a wait of over 12 months to get a firearms license at the moment - July doesn't seem too bad to be honest!


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  #2909266 2-May-2022 12:59
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Ge0rge:

 

There is a wait of over 12 months to get a firearms license at the moment - July doesn't seem too bad to be honest!

 

 

I say this as a hunter ... a firearms licence is less important.  Bu I can see how that would frustrate.





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  #2909267 2-May-2022 13:01
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Handsomedan:

 

MikeAqua:

 

I've been to Bannockburn and seen the two burns (streams) Proud Edward's men died between, and the one they drowned in droves in.  It's hard to imagine so much death in such a small, bucolic place.

 

 

Happy Monday, everyone!!

 

 

nah, It was a Saturday and Sunday.  Must have felt like two Mondays for Proud Edward though.  Nay sae vauntie, after that battle, I imagine.





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  #2909269 2-May-2022 13:08
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elpenguino:

 

School holidays are good for that kind of thing.

 

 

True but you would think they would tailor the hour more to their main age group or allow online bookings (you can get a passport online after all).





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  #2909326 2-May-2022 14:15
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neb: The headline says it all really: Panic at the airport after American family tries to board plane with souvenir bomb American tourists find an unexploded artillery shell (not a bomb, it's an artillery shell) and decided to take it on their flight back with them as a souvenir. And as a crossover for the dumb headlines thread: Given that military service is compulsory in Israel, you'd think there'd be someone there who can tell the difference between what looks like a 25pdr howitzer shell and a bomb.

 

Yeah, nah... Whether it's a WW1 shell as someone else suggested, or an artifact of a recent battle, it obviously didn't go off, so still full of explosives. Why didn't it go off? Maybe the trigger mechanism was jammed up by a bit of sand, which a bit of shaking might have freed up? Or that a reduction in air pressure might free up? Not to mention that old explosives get unstable, so they don't need much to set them off.

 

Not knowing much about this stuff myself, I'd be heading out the door as fast as possible.

 

 


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