Friday, August 04, 2006

Ka Boom

I caught the movie Sahara a while ago and found it groan inducing and painful to watch. The gist of the story is that some deep sea naval salvage experts (who are of course former Navy Seals, or something) go to some African country in search of a gold coin laden, Southern ironside from the U.S. civil war and then stumble upon the worst polluting solar energy plant ever devised (?!?!?). Towards the end of the movie, when the hero is attempting to shoot down a helicopter with a civil war cannon and ordinance, I wondered how stupid the target audience would have to be; but I guess they out-thought me on at least one count! From here:
The casualty count from the American Civil War just increased by two. Two American Civil War collectors were recently injured when an 1860s era explosive shell, did just that as they were trying to remove the explosives. This is one of the oldest dud shells to injure someone, in this case nearly 150 years after the shell was manufactured.

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