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9th Jul '16 1:59:43 PM Sputnikovsky
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* ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'' features a level where you have to deliver a live bomb to a certain location before it blows up on you.
10th Jun '16 11:32:01 PM nombretomado
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* Used occasionally on ''Series/TheMuppetShow''. The Swedish Chef finds one in a coconut; a chicken being cooked by the chef lays one; one is used in Rowlf's version of "The Cat Came Back", and one is even used as a joke by StatlerAndWaldorf.

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* Used occasionally on ''Series/TheMuppetShow''. The Swedish Chef finds one in a coconut; a chicken being cooked by the chef lays one; one is used in Rowlf's version of "The Cat Came Back", and one is even used as a joke by StatlerAndWaldorf.JustForFun/StatlerAndWaldorf.
13th May '16 4:54:01 AM MAI742
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* Reflecting its real life origins, a stylized cartoon bomb appears in insignia of several real life military units, including several elite ones (Grenadiers were an elite force, since it took real guts and much training to throw round bombs with lit fuses for much distance after all) Examples include, but are not limited to, the British Grenadier Guards, the French Foreign Legion, the Italian Carabinieri, the artillery troops of Finland, Norway, and Portugal, and the Danish Royal Guards.

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* Reflecting its real life origins, a stylized cartoon bomb appears in insignia of several real life ethnic-Europeans' military units, including several elite ones (Grenadiers ones. Grenadiers were an elite force, since it took real guts and much training before the 20th century most people were too weak (as a result of poverty-induced childhood malnutrition) to throw round bombs with lit fuses for much distance after all) them (repeatedly). Examples include, but are not limited to, the British Grenadier Guards, the French Foreign Legion, the Italian Carabinieri, the artillery troops of Finland, Norway, and Portugal, and the Danish Royal Guards.
13th May '16 4:50:49 AM MAI742
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Early hand grenades also took this shape, as did mortar bombs. In fact, the "pineapple" grenades used by American and British soldiers during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII were variations on this type of bomb. There were only three major differences. They included a built-in fuse lighter for convenience. (That's the handle-and-pin assembly made famous by the PinPullingTeeth trope.) They were oblong, and they had grooved skin so that they would fragment more easily and disperse shrapnel. (That's why they're called "frag" grenades.)

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Early hand grenades also took this shape, as did mortar bombs. In fact, the "pineapple" grenades used by American and British Soviet, Franco-British Commonwealth, American, etc soldiers during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII were variations on this type of bomb. There were only three major differences. They included a built-in fuse lighter for convenience. (That's the handle-and-pin assembly made famous by the PinPullingTeeth trope.) They were oblong, and they had grooved skin so that they would fragment more easily and disperse shrapnel. (That's why they're called "frag" grenades.)
13th May '16 4:48:31 AM MAI742
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This actually has a basis in history: Before the mid-19th century, contact or proximity fuses for detonating explosive payloads had yet to be developed. The only means by which an explosive shell or bomb could be feasibly detonated from a distance was by a slow-burning match cord. In Western militaries, these weapons often took the shape of an iron sphere with a match cord sticking out of one end, and the CartoonBomb actually ''is'' [[RealityIsUnrealistic a realistic representation of such ammunition]]. The resemblance to cannonballs is not coincidence; they were often designed to be fired out of cannons, or rather carronades, mortars or howitzers. (The "bombs bursting in air" from "[[NationalAnthem The Star-Spangled Banner]]" were of this variety.) A skilled bombardier could estimate how long it would take for the bomb to fly to the assumed target and cut the fuse to appropriate length so that the bomb would explode exactly at the desired moment.

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This actually has a basis in history: Before the mid-19th century, contact or proximity fuses for detonating explosive payloads had yet to be developed. The only means by which an explosive shell or bomb could be feasibly detonated from a distance was by a slow-burning match cord. In Western militaries, these weapons often took the shape of an iron sphere with a match cord sticking out of one end, and the CartoonBomb actually ''is'' [[RealityIsUnrealistic a realistic representation of such ammunition]]. The resemblance to cannonballs is not coincidence; they were often designed to be fired out of cannons, or rather carronades, mortars or howitzers. (The "bombs bursting in air" from the traditional US song "[[NationalAnthem The Star-Spangled Banner]]" were of this variety.) A skilled bombardier could estimate how long it would take for the bomb to fly to the assumed target and cut the fuse to appropriate length so that the bomb would explode exactly at the desired moment.
29th Mar '16 5:46:34 PM EuroSong
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* Season 3 of ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' had an anarchist (played by series writer Ben Elton) throw one of these at the Prince of Wales [[TooDumbToLive who thinks it's just part of the play.]] It even worked like a cartoon bomb, as in the next scene George is fine save for [[AmusingInjuries a few bandages,]] commenting about how much of a close shave it was before changing the topic.

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* Season Series 3 of ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' had an anarchist (played by series writer Ben Elton) throw one of these at the Prince of Wales [[TooDumbToLive who thinks it's just part of the play.]] It even worked like a cartoon bomb, as in the next scene George is fine save for [[AmusingInjuries a few bandages,]] commenting about how much of a close shave it was before changing the topic.
17th Feb '16 4:03:28 AM Medinoc
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* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Diane, Charlotte and Andrea find themselves fighting a spider-vampire [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2154 wielding six such bombs at once]].
16th Jan '16 7:36:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* One of your units in ''{{Stratego}}'' is a Bomb, depicted as being of the cartoon variety. Defeats any enemy except the lowly 8th-rank Miner.

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* One of your units in ''{{Stratego}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Stratego}}'' is a Bomb, depicted as being of the cartoon variety. Defeats any enemy except the lowly 8th-rank Miner.
30th Nov '15 1:51:25 PM Freezer
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** Crazy Harry, the show's pyrotechnics "expert", would almost never appear without a lit one of these, a lit stick of dynamite or a PlungerDetonator.
2nd Nov '15 6:33:29 PM saiixpuppy
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* One of the last treasures players can get in ''VideoGame/Pikmin'' 2 is the "Comedy Bomb." [[spoiler:Subverted in that the titan dweevil uses it to poison your pikmin, not blow them up.]]
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