Holiday souvenir turns out to be a hand grenade!

A tourist beach in Croatia.

A tourist beach in Croatia. Image by Juan Carlos De Martin / CC BY-SA 2.0

A German family got a nasty shock this weekend, after realising that an unusual-looking rock that they had picked up on a Croatian beach whilst on holiday was actually a hand grenade. The family realised their potentially disastrous mistake when the souvenir fell off a shelf when it was being dusted. They immediately called in the police, and the grenade was taken a safe distance away from their house and safely destroyed. Read more: croatiaweek.com

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