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German saboteurs designed an exploding chocolate bar for a campaign of sabotage against Britain in World War II, according to documents released by the British National Archives.

http://apnews.excite.com/article/20050905/D8CEB3DO0.html

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[Mad] Exploding chocolate may be clever, but it's still sick! What a flagrant waste of chocolate! [Mad]

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This booby-trap stopped being secret nearly forty years ago. Manual TM-31-200-1, Unconventional Warfare Devices and Techniques, published by the Department of the Army in April 1966, gave details of the Chocolate Bar Bomb.

From page 120, Section 27-15:
GERMAN CANDY BAR BOOBYTRAP
Description: The device... consists of an imitation candy bar coated with real chocolate. When a piece is broken from either end of the bar, pull is exerted on a thin canvas strip connected in the center of the bar. After a delay of 7 seconds, the charge explodes.
Comments: The test history of this item is not known. The device appears to be workable.

There are many other explosive nasties described - books, canteens, umbrellas, headsets, and even whistles.

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Why bother with putting explosives in a candy bar when they could have put Pop Rocks in it instead and instructed the consumer to wash it down with a can of Coke? [Wink]

Here, I'll do it: [fish]

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Or why not dip the chocolate bars in sewer water and let them explode naturally after consumption, on their way out?

Another [fish] for me!

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It's not a bad strategy, but I wonder why the Germans were specifically targeting women with PMS. Then again, who wouldn't? [Big Grin]

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Ah-ha! So that's why my hips are getting bigger! Obviously, I somehow got hold of some old exploding chocolate, and the explosion is delayed just long enough for the sudden expansion to occur in my hips, not in my hands! And here I thought it was just calories! Thanks, Guys! [Big Grin]

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No, it was exploding shirt-tails*

*Obscure Goon show reference.

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quote:
Originally posted by JR:
No, it was exploding shirt-tails*

*Obscure Goon show reference.

HARRY
Our scientists have just invented a liquid that will win der war. This chemical, when applied to the tail of a miltary soldier shirt, is tasteless, colourless, and odourless.

SPIKE
What good is that on the tail of a shirt, hein?

HARRY
The moment the wearer sits down, the heat from his body causes the chemical to explode. This way, the soldier will be neutralized.

SPIKE
It will be worse than that.

PETER
Is einer wonderschon Gerhimmel!

HARRY
Speak English, you swine, there are no sub-titles in this scene. Now zen, this is my plan of attack.

SPIKE
It looks like a nail.

HARRY
No, it's a tack. Ho ho ho ho -- who said we Germans haven't a sense of humour?

SPIKE
Just about everybody.

HARRY
Oberlieutenant Schatz! You will take ten men, each one carrying a spray-gun full of the exploding shirt-tail fluid. You will be dropped near Leicester and there you will gain entrance to the Great British Military Shirt Factory. The rest is up to you. We shall call the operation 'Burnbaum'.

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