An American Civil War Cannonball Still Exploding!?!?!

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    May 05, 2008 4:17 PM GMT
    Whoda thunk it? .... icon_eek.gif

    Cannonball death raises concerns over relics hunting

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    Civil War buff Sam White died in February while restoring a cannonball

    Experts believe the 75-pound naval cannonball exploded as White tried to disarm it

    White, an avid collector, had 18 cannonballs in his driveway the day he died

    White's death has shaken a community of relics hunters who shared his passion

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/05/05/cannonball.death.ap/index.html
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    May 05, 2008 4:31 PM GMT
    At this rate the South will never rise again...
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    May 07, 2008 2:05 AM GMT
    I find it amazing that the explosives are still explosive after so many years. After all it was just black powder.

    For a Civil War cannon, 75 pounds was really huge. Field Artillary cannons of the time only lobbed 12 pound shells at the most.

    Northern France is full of Unexploded Munitions.
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    May 07, 2008 2:08 AM GMT
    Gives new meaning to, "I'll kick your ass so bad, your great-grandchildren will feel it!", but not in a good way... wow, that's some good weapon design.
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    May 07, 2008 3:13 AM GMT
    Oops, I was thinking this thread was about one of your recent orgasms.
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  • roadbikeRob

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    May 08, 2008 12:25 AM GMT
    Hey in some parts of the rural South, the civil war is still being fought. You have to be careful where you travel in the rural parts of the South because some of the natives are very distrustful towards people from up north. They see a northern state license plate and and develop a sense of hostility very quickly. This is especially true in parts of Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Arkansas. Believe me, I learned this the hard way.
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    May 08, 2008 1:43 AM GMT
    ShawnTO saidOops, I was thinking this thread was about one of your recent orgasms.
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    Hey, Shawn...what starts with "come here" and ends with "ouch"?