Soldier drops grenade, gets saved by his supervisor at the last second

Watch a Chinese soldier dropping a grenade backwards during training—only to be saved at the last second by his supervisor. It looks like the grenade slips from his hand as he was throwing it. » 5/23/14 8:00pm 5/23/14 8:00pm

This Woman Had a Live Fragmentation Grenade Stuck Inside Her Face

Karla Flores was peacefully selling seafood on the street when she heard an explosion. An object hit her face, knocking her down. When she woke up she was in a hospital with a live fragmentation grenade stuck inside her face. » 9/27/11 2:01pm 9/27/11 2:01pm

This Medal of Honor Recipient Threw a Live Grenade Back at the Enemy

Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Arthur Petry is one of only two living recipients of the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War. And how he earned it is a story that you need to hear. » 7/12/11 10:40pm 7/12/11 10:40pm

Police Robot Burns Down Mobile Home with Gas Grenades

ATTN ALL ROBOTS: You are supposed to help us. Clean our floors. Care for our elderly. Defuse our bombs. Not burn down our houses, as was the case for one Tennessee fugitive, whose mobile home was toasted during a standoff. » 6/03/11 12:00pm 6/03/11 12:00pm

Idiot Uses Live WWII Grenade as Paperweight

Oh, boy. After running the plates of a suspicious vehicle and finding an outstanding arrest warrant, Birmingham police pulled over and searched the car in question. Inside the found a man, his lady friend, and a live grenade from WWII. He's been using it, he says, as a paperweight. » 4/15/11 1:40pm 4/15/11 1:40pm

Oil Lamp Grenade: Because a Round-Base Flame Carrier is a Safe Idea

Don't lob this grenade, whatever you do—unless you're attempting insurance fraud and actually want your house burned down. Perfectly rounded, filled with oil, and then lit up. What could go wrong? Learn how to make one here: [Instructables] » 12/21/10 12:20pm 12/21/10 12:20pm

How Grenades Work

Oh, man. Not only does this infographic show how modern time-delay grenades work, it actually walks you through a bit of the history of the handheld explosive. All while setting a new standard for stick figure abuse! » 3/19/10 12:00am 3/19/10 12:00am

MetalStorm 3GL Grenade Launcher Should Be Renamed to…

This is not the MetalStorm 3GL Grenade Launcher. It's the Milkor MGL/M32, a lightweight 40 mm semi-automatic, 6-shot grenade launcher. It does a lot of bang-bang-my-baby-shot-me-down, but it's no match for the deadly simple, electronically-fired MetalStorm 3GL: » 11/05/09 12:40pm 11/05/09 12:40pm

Army Getting Electro-Magnetic Pulse Grenade to Mess Up Bin Laden's Xbox

Those Pentagon heads have been playing too much Star Wars Republic Commando again, because now they want to give soldiers Electro-Magnetic Pulse grenades, according to the head of the new US Army's Electronic Warfare Division: » 2/12/09 1:20pm 2/12/09 1:20pm

Russia's New Armor-Fooling Rocket Grenade Is An "Abrams Killer"…

The new rocket-propelled grenade RPG-30 anti-armor weapon recently unveiled in Russia has a sneaky trick to help it get past active defenses—it fires a tiny decoy rocket flying ahead of the main warhead. This is to confuse defensive systems into attacking the decoy, meaning they're too busy to successfully defeat the… » 12/01/08 9:30am 12/01/08 9:30am

Grenade Mouse: If Rambo Used a Computer

This is the most hardass mouse I've ever seen. It's a mouse stuffed inside of an actual » 10/02/08 11:00am 10/02/08 11:00am grenade shell (that's sadly plastic, I was a little overexcited after watching Rambo the other night). Sure, it's a crappy Targus mouse lurking underneath its rippled casing. And you it's goddamn uncomfortable. But that's part of…

Shooter Fire Extinguisher Adds a Little Nerf-iness to Battling Blazes

Were the humble, boring old fire extinguisher to be reworked in the style of this concept design, dubbed Shooter » 8/26/08 8:45am 8/26/08 8:45am, they'd be grabbed from the wall and used inappropriately in offices waaaay more frequently. Because, as its name suggests, the device is meant to behave like a friendly Nerf-style grenade launcher, aiming…

Exploding Dye Toy Grenade Patented, Parents Nervous Already

Exploding dye toy grenade: four words that really shouldn't go together, but sound so much fun when they do. A new patent shows a design that has a working time-delay pin, and a compressed air canister to blow the powder and dye contents liberally around once the shell splits in two. We're thinking it'll be used in… » 3/17/08 10:15am 3/17/08 10:15am

Capsule Fire Extinguisher Concept Arms You With Flame-Tamping Grenades

This rugged fire-extinguisher concept contains both an oxygen supply to help you breathe and exploding powder pellets that you roll, grenade-like, into a fire to put it out at a distance. We're slightly worried at the idea of having an oxygen tank near lots of flames, but hey ho, it's great that designer Woo Seok Park… » 1/28/08 8:50am 1/28/08 8:50am

Grenade-Shaped Alarm Clock Requires Wall Impact To Shut It Off

If you need a way to kickstart your mornings, or just really hate waking up before 3pm, this trio of alarm clocks may pique your interest. The alarm clocks are shaped like a grenade, soccer ball or baseball and are covered in a soft PVC material for reasons of safety. It features a sensor that shuts off when its… » 9/06/07 5:56pm 9/06/07 5:56pm

Hand Grenade Oil Lamp

We're thinking there must not be much of a need for grenades in Iraq, where the troops spend most of their time waiting around for car bombs to go off. Maybe that's why there are a lot of surplus grenades floating around, and now they've been made into useful objects: oil lamps available in gold, silver, or in their… » 4/11/06 10:12am 4/11/06 10:12am

Sonic Alarm Grenade: Ear Shrapnel

You know your sibling or neighbor is going to piss you off one night while you're trying to get some sleep. No reason to let them off easy now that the Sonic Alarm grenade is out. Complete with 3 separate noise levels, all you do is grab the grenade, pull the pin, and throw. 20 seconds later, anyone near the device… » 10/04/05 3:32pm 10/04/05 3:32pm