Spy stuff: exploding chocolates and peas

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Nazis' exploding chocolate plans
By Paul Reynolds
World affairs correspondent, BBC News website

German sabotage agents developed an exploding bar of chocolate...
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These ingenious objects got no further than four explosive cans of peas, which were found on German agents who landed in Ireland by small boat and claimed that they hoped to get them into Buckingham Palace. Details of this plot were reported two years ago.

More: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4204980.stm
I know there is a serious side to this article, but it also gave me a bit of a giggle...

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BobG
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Oh, geez, that could be dangerous. Imagine sitting in your bedroom, on your canopy bed, hungering for a can o' peas. You open the can o' peas but wind up opening an entirely different canopy(s), as well.
 
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oh bobbie boy, you're too funny.
 
I read about the chocolate bar in a book on improvised munitions. There was another made out of a whistle. The little ball inside was abrasive and the inside was coated with some form of explosive agents that would spark from the abrasion when the whistle was blown.
 

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