Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Should I be on Danger Money?


I hate to complain…………….

considering I live in such a Paradise………….

but really……………………..

some days you reckon it would be safer staying in bed.

Workers digging a trench at the school I work at, have uncovered an unexploded World War II Bomb in the yard!!! We have no idea what sort of bomb it is but it is not the first; we had one on the beach in front of the school two years ago.

It is not surprising as 20 000 tons of bombs were dropped on the Japanese base in Rabaul during the war. It was still there last night as the Police, who were notified immediately, still haven’t arrived to take it away!!! I wonder why???

Does anyone have a flat-pack bomb shelter they could send?

What dangers do you face each day at work????

18 comments:

Annie said...

Well, in the best world, the nation who dropped that bomb would come pick it up - NOW.

It's amazing that it is still there, waiting, after 50+ years. Yikes. War is hell.

Hyde DP said...

oops

lv2scpbk said...

Wow! That's some story. I don't have those kinds of danger at work, that's for sure.

Ann said...

Yikes indeed! That is crazy! I don't have to worry about anybody finding unexploded bombs at my workplace.

The only danger I have at work is the danger of my own brain exploding! lol!

Jules said...

annie - I love your idea - it made me laugh so much!!!!

ann - yes I know the feeling!!!!

Marie said...

That is scary. In France they still discover bombs every week.

I am retired now. But the danger is in the place where I live. I can't mention it on my blog but not everything is "pink" in Montpellier.

travelphilippines said...

thats scary. but laos is scarier i have watch local travel show. they went to laos to discover the tourist sites there. and they also discover that a lot of bomb have planted by the americans during the vietnam war. and they are clearing it up. its million of tons.

M.Benaut said...

Wow, that's so dangerous, I hope you don't get this close again.

Jules said...

marie - I think I know what you mean - are you saying you have to watch where you walk???

travelphilippines - Yes I have heard it is bad. I am going to Vietnam in Sept so guess I will find out first hand!!!

m benaut - it was certainly too close for comfort!!

Denton said...

Wow, what a story. The photos are great also. Especially the first one with the workers pointing at the bomb.

At my place of work safety is taken very seriously. As a result we watch closely such that no one skins their knee on a desk draw felt open ... Seems silly after reading your story.

M.Benaut said...

Jules, I keep coming back to see if you're still there. We had better get you a metal detector...........

julia said...

Go easi. Brave photographer.

Percy said...

There must be 100's of these and other bombs around the world. Great photo's as usual..

Lavenderlady said...

OH, MY! Teaching is a tough job...but I have never had a bomb to deal with.

Kate said...

My most dangerous part of the day is getting out of bed. Glad there was no mishap with the bomb!

jb said...

Mainz is littered with relics from every visitor since Roman times.
Virtually every construction site will find something to hold up progress, be it a Roman temple or a 500k bomb from WW2

Chuckeroon said...

I missed this one. As you can imagine our Health and Safety culture would have brought the half of England to a standstill to await removal.

BTW.....you may not know, but there is still a full time permanent team travelling Germany locating and removing all the UXBs. They use old RAF and USAF target photos and mark the spaces in the line of explosions/craters....that shows where a UXB is lying. We still remove scores yearly.

Frank E said...

How about mum's danger when money cooking food?
About 1966 near the Kurakakaul ABC radio transmitters where I worked some mum was lucky to escape the bomb that exploded under her cooking fire.
About 1968 the Australian Army piled about 70 and detonated the lot near Kokopo in a big clean up.
What a bang but the banana trees some metres away seemed to be sucked towards the resulting crater, rather than outwards.
The sound recording of it was played on the ABC news that night, but it sounded better at half speed so thats what we did. :-)