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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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21st Jun '16 1:42:11 PM Willbyr
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* ''GunsmithCats'': In the "Misfire" arc, Minnie May tosses a dummy grenade at Gray to force him to back away from the fallen Rally.

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* ''GunsmithCats'': ''Manga/GunsmithCats'': In the "Misfire" arc, Minnie May tosses a dummy grenade at Gray to force him to back away from the fallen Rally.
17th Jun '16 4:10:26 PM Doug86
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* ''Film/{{Tobruk}}'' (1967). 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}}'' (1967). WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII {{Antihero}}, Maj. Donald Craig, and his British squad mates used this and InsertGrenadeHere to steal a Nazi tank.
2nd Jun '16 1:44:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Tobruk'' (1967). WorldWarII {{Antihero}}, Maj. Donald Craig, and his British squad mates used this and InsertGrenadeHere to steal a Nazi tank.

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* ''Tobruk'' ''Film/{{Tobruk}}'' (1967). WorldWarII {{Antihero}}, Maj. Donald Craig, and his British squad mates used this and InsertGrenadeHere to steal a Nazi tank.
6th May '16 11:22:26 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''GeneratorRex'' episode "Badlands", Rex throws a can of soda at Gatlocke's gang, causing them to dive for cover as they think it is a cannister of unstable nanites.

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* In the ''GeneratorRex'' ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' episode "Badlands", Rex throws a can of soda at Gatlocke's gang, causing them to dive for cover as they think it is a cannister of unstable nanites.
3rd Feb '16 10:32:07 AM Knight20
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* In an example of using an actual grenade to fake something more serious, another trick used by some Allied soldiers on German tanks during World War II was to use smoke grenades to convince crews of German Panther tanks that their engine is on fire, since the Panther out-armored and outgunned most Allied tanks but was also notorious for engine fires. The resulting panic among the crew might net the Allied soldiers a fully functional Panther or, at least, a few minutes to think of ways to more permanently knock it out.

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* In an example of using an actual grenade to fake something more serious, another trick used by some Allied soldiers on German tanks during World War II was to use smoke grenades to convince crews of German Panther tanks that their engine is on fire, since the Panther out-armored and outgunned most Allied tanks but was also notorious for engine fires. The resulting panic among the crew might net the Allied soldiers a fully functional Panther or, at least, a few minutes to think of ways to more permanently knock it out.out.
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13th Dec '15 11:49:42 AM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ''DocSidhe'': Jean-Pierre does this in the first novel. When the gunmen invade Doc's office, Jean-Pierre throws a paperweight at one, shouting "Stickbomb!". While the thug is trying to get away from the supposed bomb, Jean-Pierre shoots him.

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* ''DocSidhe'': ''Literature/DocSidhe'': Jean-Pierre does this in the first novel. When the gunmen invade Doc's office, Jean-Pierre throws a paperweight at one, shouting "Stickbomb!". While the thug is trying to get away from the supposed bomb, Jean-Pierre shoots him.
10th Dec '15 9:31:13 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* A ''[[Series/SaturdayNightLive Deep Thoughts]]'' segment double subverted this trope, suggesting that if you're even in a war zone, you should shout "GRENADE!" and throw a miniature pumpkin at the enemy. When they see the pumpkin, it'll make them stop and ponder how senseless war is, and while they're pondering, you can throw a real grenade.

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* A ''[[Series/SaturdayNightLive Deep Thoughts]]'' segment double subverted this trope, suggesting that if you're even ever in a war zone, you should shout "GRENADE!" and throw a miniature pumpkin at the enemy. When they see the pumpkin, it'll make them stop and ponder how senseless war is, and while they're pondering, you can throw a real grenade.
29th Nov '15 1:47:06 PM eroock
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* In ''Series/DayBreak'', Hopper throws rigged hand grenades at the gang of baddies who have kidnapped Choi. The distraction works long enough for TheCavalry to enter and save the day.

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* In ''Series/DayBreak'', Hopper throws a rigged hand grenades at the gang of baddies who have kidnapped Choi. The distraction works long enough for TheCavalry to enter and save the day.
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