A Really Hot Potato A grandmother in Italy bought a sack of potatoes at her local market. Before cooking them, she washed them, only to find that one of the "potatoes" was a cone-shaped live grenade, minus the pin. Authorities believe it was a World War II leftover plucked from fields in France.

A Really Hot Potato

A Really Hot Potato

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A grandmother in Italy bought a sack of potatoes at her local market. Before cooking them, she washed them, only to find that one of the "potatoes" was a cone-shaped live grenade, minus the pin. Authorities believe it was a World War II leftover plucked from fields in France.

RENÉE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renée Montagne.

A grandmother in Italy bought a sack of potatoes at her local market. Before cooking the potatoes, she washed them off only to find that one potato was not a potato. It was in fact a bomb, a cone-shaped live grenade minus the pin. Authorities who disposed of it believed it was plucked from fields in France, probably from World War II. It could have been a real hot potato. Luckily, the grandmother didn't drop it in the pot.

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