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    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/09082006/...n-grenade.html

    Wed Aug 9, 7:36 AM

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - A Brazilian man died Tuesday when he tried to open what police believe was a rocket-propelled grenade with a sledgehammer in a mechanical workshop on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.

    Another man who was in the workshop at the time of the explosion was rushed to a hospital with severe burns, a police officer told Reuters. The workshop was destroyed and several cars parked outside caught fire.

    Police found several unexploded army issue rocket-propelled grenades in the workshop. They believe the ammunition had been brought there by scavengers wanting to sell them as scrap metal, but they also are investigating a possible link to Rio's heavily armed drug gangs who often raid military bases.



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    RPG? - sledgehammer?

    Yep - Darwin is definitely on the scene.

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    wow, that's really insane, gee I wonder what would have happened it the projectile did not explode and they thought the hammer inadequate?? hmm next lets try melting it with a torch....

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    Wow

    Unreal....

    Who sells RPG rounds as scrap metal?!?!?!?
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    Let's see.........
    impact fused explosive, big hammer, yeah that otta work!
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    You guys wouldn't believe...........

    People have tried to chip explosives out of art'y rounds with a hammer and chisel, but my sort of favorite was, we got a call when I was in Korea about a farmer (?) sawing a 500 pound bomb in half. When we got to the location the area was nothing but a smoking hole!
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    Lol......

    "Let me see, hmmmmmm.....now what would happen if I take a hammer and...... " LOL..... :)

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    Ouch, thats gonna leave a bruise. Wouldn't it have made sense to sell the RPG on the black market instead? Seems like it would bring in more money than scrap.........
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