Valuable things that come out of the seas and oceans, such as letters preserved in old bottles or boxes containing archaeological treasures, their hunters are lucky, so who among us is not curious to find such items lost in the sea for years.
But for another reason, a mother and her daughter were fortunate to have survived a huge explosion after finding one of these valuable items in the sea.
Thinking it was a whale vomit or rare bones, the mother and daughter almost lost a victim of an 80-year-old grenade they found on the beach, so they took it to the house and put it in their kitchen sink.
Mother, Judy Cruz, 38, and daughter, Isabella, 8, from Dell, Britain, thought at first that the bomb was fossilized or ancient bones.
Ms. Cruz said: I posted pictures on excavation sites and monuments and received a lot of responses and comments, but no one ever guessed it could be a grenade.
One woman told her it looked like a whale vomit, and she said that by poking a hot pin in it, I could find out, and then a puff of white smoke would come out.
But not everything people advise you to do is correct, as Mrs. Cruz and Isabella were shocked by their lives when suddenly a grenade burst into flames inside their dining room.
Since World War II, the lost grenade had caught fire and nearly exploded had it not been thrown into the sink, melting part of the plastic window sill, damaging the sink, and filling the house with smoke.
Ms. Cruz said, “It turned into a fireball. My daughter screamed and then went out the back door, so I grabbed the bomb and ran it to the kitchen where I threw it into the water of the sink.”
“Life stopped at me for a moment, and I didn’t feel what I was doing, all I could think of is staying alive, and the fire brigade told Mrs. Cruz it was a WWII grenade coated in wax.