Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Bomb Found Inside Squid Off Chinese Shore

By Emily ThomasPosted: 03/25/2013 10:12 am EDT | Updated: 03/25/2013 10:12 am EDT

Talk about some bombin' calamari. 

In the shallow waters just off the coast of the Guangdong province in China, a fisherman caught a bloated looking squid and took it to the fish market in Jiaoling County. 

Only after the fish was slaughtered at the market, was it revealed that there was in fact a live-bomb inside the fish that could detonate at any moment if handled improperly, according to China Daily. 

"This sort of squid lives close to the shore and normally makes a meal of small fish and prawns," Mr. Huang, the man who made the discovery, told Guangzhou Daily newspaper.

"Perhaps he thought the bomb was his favorite food and gulped it down. He certainly had a big belly when he was caught," he added. 

According to the Telegraph, the bomb weighed roughly three pounds and was shaped like an eggplant. 

Local police suggested that the rusted bomb may have been dropped by a fighter jet, but the age of the bomb was unknown. After Huang called Chinese authorities about the bomb's discovery, it was promptly taken away and police performed a controlled explosion.

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