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7th Oct '17 10:17:15 AM JackG
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* In an episode of ''Series/BlakesSeven'', Avon throws a stone into a nest of Federation troops, shouting "Grenade!" The troops reflexively dive for cover, and when they realize it was fake and look up, the heroes have them at gunpoint.

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* In an episode of ''Series/BlakesSeven'', Avon throws a stone an EverythingSensor into a nest of Federation troops, shouting "Grenade!" The troops reflexively dive for cover, and when they realize it was fake and look up, the heroes have them at gunpoint.
28th Aug '17 3:30:12 PM foxley
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* Played with in StarshipTroopers by RobertHeinlein: in the first chapter, during a raid against a race refered to as the Skinnies, the protagonist finds himself in a building full of them. He throws something at random and it turns out to be a Thirty Second Bomb. When thrown it starts saying "I'm a thirty-second bomb! I'm a thirty-second bomb! Twenty-nine! . . . twenty-eight! . . . twenty-seven! ". The book doesn't say if there is an explosion at the end or not. Given the attack was meant as a show of force with the aim of causing maximum material damage with a minimum of casualties it is possible that it this a straight exemple.

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* Played with in StarshipTroopers ''Literature/StarshipTroopers'' by RobertHeinlein: Creator/RobertHeinlein: in the first chapter, during a raid against a race refered to as the Skinnies, the protagonist finds himself in a building full of them. He throws something at random and it turns out to be a Thirty Second Bomb. When thrown it starts saying "I'm a thirty-second bomb! I'm a thirty-second bomb! Twenty-nine! . . . twenty-eight! . . . twenty-seven! ". The book doesn't say if there is an explosion at the end or not. Given the attack was meant as a show of force with the aim of causing maximum material damage with a minimum of casualties it is possible that it this a straight exemple.example.
28th Aug '17 7:12:40 AM kannonfodder
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*Played with in StarshipTroopers by RobertHeinlein: in the first chapter, during a raid against a race refered to as the Skinnies, the protagonist finds himself in a building full of them. He throws something at random and it turns out to be a Thirty Second Bomb. When thrown it starts saying "I'm a thirty-second bomb! I'm a thirty-second bomb! Twenty-nine! . . . twenty-eight! . . . twenty-seven! ". The book doesn't say if there is an explosion at the end or not. Given the attack was meant as a show of force with the aim of causing maximum material damage with a minimum of casualties it is possible that it this a straight exemple.
28th Feb '17 7:52:23 PM PaulA
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* The lead character in ''Film/{{Biggles}} - Adventures in Time'' is once drawn into a fight after taking a shower - wearing only a towel. He holds off a group of German troops by turning on his cordless razor and throwing it, yelling "GRENADE!"

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* The lead character in ''Film/{{Biggles}} - Adventures in Time'' ''Film/BigglesAdventuresInTime'' is once drawn into a fight after taking a shower - wearing only a towel. He holds off a group of German troops by turning on his cordless razor and throwing it, yelling "GRENADE!"
17th Oct '16 2:29:48 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Unofficial History'' by Sir William Slim. When Slim was a subaltern during WW1, he decides to liven up his grenade lessons by pulling the pin on a grenade (minus explosive) and watching the men run for cover. One man (whom Slim had been urged to dismiss from the service as he appeared to be a simpleton) fails to do so, pointing out that Slim would hardly still be standing there if the grenade was live. Slim tells the man that henceforth he can stop engaging in ObfuscatingStupidity to get himself thrown out of the army, as he's obviously smarter than he looks.

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* ''Unofficial History'' by Sir William Slim. When Slim was a subaltern during WW1, UsefulNotes/WW1, he decides to liven up his grenade lessons by pulling the pin on a grenade (minus explosive) and watching the men run for cover. One man (whom Slim had been urged to dismiss from the service as he appeared to be a simpleton) fails to do so, pointing out that Slim would hardly still be standing there if the grenade was live. Slim tells the man that henceforth he can stop engaging in ObfuscatingStupidity to get himself thrown out of the army, as he's obviously smarter than he looks.
11th Oct '16 3:57:29 AM JackG
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* ''Film/{{Tobruk}}'' (1967). UsefulNotes/WorldWarII {{Antihero}}, Maj. Donald Craig, and his British squad mates used this and InsertGrenadeHere to steal a Nazi tank.

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* ''Film/{{Tobruk}}'' ''Tobruk'' (1967). UsefulNotes/WorldWarII {{Antihero}}, Maj. Donald Craig, and his British squad mates used this and InsertGrenadeHere to steal a Nazi tank.


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* ''Film/LethalWeapon''. After the villains kidnap his daughter, Roger Murtaugh pulls the pin from a grenade, [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled saying he will kill everyone unless she's released unharmed]]. The villains argue over whether or not he's bluffing, but when the shooting starts Murtaugh throws the grenade making them run for cover. It turns out to be a smoke grenade.
11th Oct '16 3:37:11 AM JackG
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* Inverted in ''Film/ThePunisher''. The Punisher puts a grenade inside a paint tin and kicks it inside a room. A mook is relieved to see it's only a tin, so doesn't kick it back out again. Then it explodes.

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* Inverted in ''Film/ThePunisher''.''Film/ThePunisher2004''. The Punisher puts a grenade inside a paint tin and kicks it inside a room. A mook is relieved to see it's only a tin, so doesn't kick it back out again. Then it explodes.
11th Oct '16 3:36:47 AM JackG
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* Inverted in ''Film/ThePunisher''. The Punisher puts a grenade inside a paint tin and kicks it inside a room. A mook is relieved to see it's only a tin, so doesn't kick it back out again. Then it explodes.
14th Aug '16 7:32:26 AM JackG
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* ''Unofficial History'' by Sir William Slim. When Slim was a subaltern during WW1, he decides to liven up his grenade lessons by pulling the pin on a grenade (minus explosive) and watching the men run for cover. One man (whom Slim had been urged to dismiss from the service as he appeared to be a simpleton) fails to do so, pointing out that Slim would hardly still be standing there if the grenade was live. Slim tells the man that henceforth he can stop engaging in ObfuscatingStupidity to get himself thrown out of the army, as he's obviously smarter than he looks.
6th Aug '16 8:04:35 PM WillBGood
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