WW2 Bomb Explodes in German field

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    I think in many cases people find them only after the WWII vet dies, so to that point they probably didn't even know they were there. Considering how long it's been since they were brought back, it's possible the vets even forgot they had them.
     
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    ummmm, yeah, they know what they have....... Grunts are just,.. well........ different......lol
     
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    ......said with a certain degree of knowledge.....;)
     
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    I had no idea.
     
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    Treasure Hunter Loses Finger When Unearthed WWI Bomb Explodes - Coast to Coast AM

    A teenage treasure hunter in France was left badly injured when he unearthed an undetonated bomb from World War I that promptly exploded. The bizarre incident reportedly occurred a few days ago when Paul Aiden was exploring a wooded area near his home in the city of Metz in the hopes of discovering some long-lost coins. When his metal detector lit up with an indication that he's stumbled upon something sizeable, the teen began furiously digging and then disaster struck.

    Suddenly, Aiden was sent soaring backward by an enormous blast that left him covered in blood and feeling "completely disoriented." Realizing that he was missing his index finger, the stunned treasure hunter ran home and called an ambulance. He was subsequently transported to a local hospital where doctors reattached the displaced digit and removed a jaw-dropping 50 pieces of shrapnel from his body.

    Authorities investigating the case later determined that the cause of the explosion had been a dud bomb from WWI which had apparently been activated when the treasure hunter jostled it. Despite the gruesome injuries sustained from the blast, the self-described military history buff expressed an odd appreciation for the weird event, marveling that "it felt like I was being transported back to 1914" when the bomb went off.
     
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    This was a very interesting article. I was unaware of this. I would think theses munitions would break down eventually. What is it about arsenic in the ground? Is this something within the bombs ?
     
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