Hey kids, you do know that the barnacle covered buoy you are playing with and jumping on at the beach is actually a World War II bomb right? Awks. The young kids found the bomb on a Welsh beach and asked their mum if they could play with it. Turns out it was a live bomb. Enter the Royal Navy who kaboomed it.
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So what have you brought for show and tell today little girl. This miss. Run, children , run!!!! A year 5 girl didn’t get the reaction she was hoping for when she brought a WWII hand grenade to school for show and tell. The school and nearby homes were evacuated and bomb experts from the Royal Australian Air Force were called in. The deadly device was eventually removed and is currently being disposed of.
Slowly but surely the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels are being fully recognized for their heroic efforts during WWII. Affectionately referred to as Fuzzy Wuzzies by the Australian soldiers (because of their hair), these brave Paupua New Guinea villagers were instrumental in carrying sick and wounded diggers out of the rugged terrain of Kokoda during World War II. One Aussie digger said of them …“They carried stretchers over seemingly impassable barriers, with the patient reasonably comfortable. The care they give to the patient is magnificent. If night finds the stretcher still on the track, they will find a level spot and build a shelter over the patient. They will make him as comfortable as possible fetch him water and feed him if food is available, regardless of their own needs. They sleep four each side of the stretcher and if the patient moves or requires any attention during the night, this is given instantly. These were the deeds of the ‘Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels’ – for us!”
It is also noted that not one injured soldier was ever abandoned by the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels even when under heavy fire from the enemy. It has long been a travesty that it took the Australian Government until 2008 to recognize these brave men for their courage and bravery.
Today Papua New Guinea is celebrating “Fuzzy Wuzzy Day” with 6 Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels to receive special honour of Australia medallions.
LEST WE FORGET
The real name of the dog who played Toto in the Wizard of Oz was Terry III. (as if any one cares).
A group of rhinos is called a crash. (Isn’t that what they call a group of women drivers?)
That rumbling your stomach makes is called a borborygmi.
The Bible is the book most shoplifted. (why?)
Endolphilia is the desire to have sex with your clothes on.
WTF. Some elephants have been known to remain standing after they die.
A barnacle has a penis 40 times the length of its body (lucky thing!)
During World War II they tried to train bats to drop friggin bombs on Japan (so Manga). Hmm, you don’t believe me do you?
Gosh, Singer Sewing machine could have quite inadvertently become the supplier of a crucial part of a deadly World War II weapon had it ever gone ahead. Ah, who am I kidding Singer were up to their neck in providing ammunition and weapons for the Allies while their factories in Germany provided Nazis with weapons too. Fence sitting opportunists!
Anywho, newly released Top Secret War Office papers revealed plans by Allies to unleash a nasty weapon which could produced a cloud of tiny poison darts laced with mustard gas. The concept, which had been tested by scientists and on sheep, was to blast a canister full of the deadly needles above the battlefield and let them shower down on the enemies. Any soldier unlucky enough to be pricked by the needles was promised a fast but horrendous death. Soldiers who pulled out the needle within 30 seconds were promised an even more excruciating demise.
The scientists went so far as to contact Singer Sewing Machines Co Ltd in Bristol, who were a tad confused about what they had been asked to produce “From your remarks, it would seem that the needles are required for some other purpose, other than sewing machines.” (come on, don’t act dumb). In the report it also stated the darts were never used because they were a “highly uneconomical weapon” (and friggin fiddly to make by the sounds of it). Geez and not to mention friggin dangerous, imagine friendly fire with one of those!