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Subject: Re: [Q-R] Exploding Canadian Potatoes.............
Date: Mon, 22 May 2006 22:18:28 -0700
I've had baking potatoes explode in the oven, but those ones would have
really made a mess!
Margaret in BC
At 03:11 PM 22/05/06, wrote:
>Explosives found in potatoes at McCain plant
>LONDON (AP) - Workers at a Canadian-owned factory in northern England had to
>be evacuated on two consecutive days last week when armaments dating to the
>First World War were discovered in batches of imported European potatoes,
>company said Monday.
>McCain Foods - the world's largest producer of frozen french fries - said
>employees at its plant in Scarborough, 400 kilometres north of London,
>discovered a suspected hand grenade on Saturday, a day after a shell tip
>among a batch of potatoes.
>On both occasions, police and bomb squad officials set up a 100-metre
>exclusion zone and the devices were detonated in controlled explosions,
>from the company said.
>"There was no danger to the general public on either days," it added.
>(Thats just called Potato surprise.....................)
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