Replica German stick grenades can be purchased both online and in stores. These replica grenades were sold at a gift shop of the D-Day Experience museum in Saint-Côme-du-Mont, France in 2019.
  • A German bomb squad searched for a WWII-era grenade - which turned out to be a rubber sex toy.
  • They were deployed after a jogger reported a bag containing what they thought was a live explosive.
  • It turned out to be a rubber hand grenade replica placed in a bag containing condoms and lubricant.
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Sex bomb took on a whole new meaning for a German bomb squad this week.

A bomb disposal team combed part of a Bavarian forest searching for a suspected WWII-era bomb, but it turned out to be a rubber sex toy shaped like a hand grenade.

According to the AP, German authorities received a call from a jogger who reported finding a bag, which contained what they suspected to be a WWII-era hand grenade.

A bomb squad then headed to a forest near Passau, which is located near the German border with Austria and the Czech Republic. When they found the bag, they determined that it was a rubber grenade replica. It was placed in the bag with a selection of condoms and lubricant, which indicated how the device ought to be used.

"An internet search confirmed the suspicion. They were actually sex toys in the form of hand grenades," the police told German news agency DPA, which first reported the find.

The Guardian wrote that it is not uncommon for people to stumble upon forgotten munitions in Germany, even more than seven decades after the end of WWII.

Just this week, a 500-kilogram aerial bomb was uncovered by construction workers in the southern city of Mannheim at the site of former US military barracks. Around 3,000 people in a 500-meter radius of the bomb were asked to leave the area temporarily while 150 police officers and a bomb squad defused the explosive device.

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