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Offline BeeTee

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'Giant Christmas bauble' in Thames sparks bomb alert
« on: Wednesday, 29 May, 2019 @ 13:06:17 »
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A suspected unexploded bomb on the banks of the River Thames turned out to be a "giant glittery Christmas bauble".

The ordinance-like ornament was mistaken for an explosive when it washed up near Wapping, east London.

Met Police officers were called to inspect the device - and "luckily" realised it was an oversized festive feature.

It comes a few days after an unexploded World War Two bomb was discovered in Kingston-upon-Thames.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-48444814

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Re: 'Giant Christmas bauble' in Thames sparks bomb alert
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 29 May, 2019 @ 13:28:46 »
Hard to get a sense of scale from the pics but doesn't look unlike the ones that sometimes get washed up on Kef's beaches -see piccie bottom of page here.

There is/was(?) one sat outside a bar in Skala  :unsure:

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Re: 'Giant Christmas bauble' in Thames sparks bomb alert
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 29 May, 2019 @ 17:47:28 »
Hard to get a sense of scale from the pics but doesn't look unlike the ones that sometimes get washed up on Kef's beaches -see piccie bottom of page here.

There is/was(?) one sat outside a bar in Skala  :unsure:

Er... how big was the tree?!  ;)

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Re: 'Giant Christmas bauble' in Thames sparks bomb alert
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, 29 May, 2019 @ 23:26:35 »
Hard to get a sense of scale from the pics but doesn't look unlike the ones that sometimes get washed up on Kef's beaches -see piccie bottom of page here.

There is/was(?) one sat outside a bar in Skala  :unsure:

Still there Maik...