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A portion of Miami Beach was evacuated on Monday following the discovery of a red and white cylinder that turned out to be a training mine belonging to the US Navy. Police cordoned off the area surrounding the 6-foot by 2-foot mine, which a Miami Fire Rescue spokesman said appeared to be live but not as explosive as a regular …

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Mushroom

"Where's the kaboom? There's supposed to be an earth-shattering kaboom."

b/w "Miami Beach,whoo-hoo! Miami Beach!". I likes me my cartoons, ayup.

<-- Nevvamind the kaboom, found it.

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Oh goody! My illudium Q-36 explosive space modulator.

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Black Helicopters

The secret conversation...

"Miami Emergency Services need urgent training in explosive device response and evacuation procedures"

"But we don't have any budget!"

"Hold on, I've got an idea..."

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'Not as explosive as a regular mine'

Oh, that's alright then. Kids can play with it then...

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Anonymous Coward

If it had gone off in Miami city

It would have caused millions of dollars of benefit.

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Joke

LEWIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIS!!!

Alright, what are you playing at?

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WTF?

Red and white cylinder? "Mummeh, That looks like a chunk of a giant candy cane! May I lick plx?" - festive fun @ Miami beach!

In other news, navy officials have taken a clout over the ear and told not to leave explosive sugar sweets on the beach again.

Wtf?

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Happy

reminds me....

That reminds me of the old Bob Newhart "Bomb Disposal" sketch...."you found a shell on beach? You know that's really not that unusual.....oh, it's that kind of shell"

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Coat

the famous beach......

.... that's populated with condominiums.

I would have thought that's a sharply painful experience.

Oh, wait, it says 'populated' and 'condominiums'. My mistake.

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I suppose...

condominium is a type of single-element latex, but I couldn't find it on the periodic table.

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The first time I read it as

"polluted with condominiums."

Although that might be more accurate now that I think about it...

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Anonymous Coward

Everybody's gone surfin'....

....Surfin' UXB

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Coffee/keyboard

Brilliant!!!

Now, where do I send the bill for the new keyboard?

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Stop

Typo

...expected to be taken out to sea and reattached to the ocean floor, come loose, float to the surface and end up on a Miami beach, loaded on a truck and taken away, and is expected to be taken out to sea... etc.

Actually you did miss the "n" off "taken".

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Bah!

These things wash up all the time. Why, when I was a kid I saw several over the years when I went to Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth.

I was always afraid they'd go off and kill everyone in a shower of pennies, hapennies and threepenny bits.

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live?

Live, but not as explosive as a regular mine? Given the incompressibility of water, at all explosive does not sound like a good thing for the divers the Navy is training.

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'inexplicably came loose'

I think inexplicable might be the wrong word - the chain broke. Mystery solved - next the Loch Ness monster!

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MJI
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Navy - not the proper navy

It was confusing, I expected Lewis Page and the RN.

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