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5th Feb '18 10:39:50 AM Viira
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* Occasionally raiders in ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' will talk about a wastelander who bluffed a group of raiders by lobbing rocks and making explosive sounds to run off. Allegedly he also did it to Super Mutants as well, who were so confused to his behavior that the couldn't move fast enough to catch him.

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* Occasionally raiders in ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' will talk about a wastelander who bluffed a group of raiders by lobbing rocks and making explosive sounds to run before running off. Allegedly he also did it to Super Mutants as well, who were so confused to his behavior that the they couldn't move fast enough to catch him.
30th Jan '18 7:07:43 AM StarTropes
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* ''Film/OperationDumboDrop'' uses a variant -- [[TheCaptain Doyle]] gets [[CowardlyLion H.A.]] out of his tent by tossing in a real grenade, albeit without arming it.
--> '''H.A.:''' GRENADE! Oh, that's really funny! ''(rushes out of his tent)'' Who's the hilarious [[CurseCutShort son of a--]] ''(sees Doyle, salutes)'' My mistake.
26th Jan '18 11:46:19 PM foxley
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* ''Series/MacGyver'': In "For Love or Money", Mac removes the explosive core from a grenade and then tosses it at a group of border guards to distract them while he makes a run across the border.

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* ''Series/MacGyver'': ''Series/MacGyver1985'': In "For Love or Money", Mac removes the explosive core from a grenade and then tosses it at a group of border guards to distract them while he makes a run across the border.
26th Dec '17 3:19:56 PM StarSword
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* The YA UsefulNotes/VietnamWar novel ''Literature/FallenAngels'' has a scene where the protagonists are on sentry duty and hear a noise. A soldier newly assigned to the unit throws something which the viewpoint character assumes is a grenade. There's a pause, then the same soldier fires his rifle and somebody screams; they find a dead Viet Cong with a pair of wire cutters. Turns out he threw a rock, then the VC stood up when the "grenade" didn't go off and the soldier shot him.
22nd Dec '17 2:39:53 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* Occasionally raiders in ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' will talk about a wastelander who bluffed a group of raiders by lobbing rocks and making explosive sounds to run off. Allegedly he also did it to Super Mutants as well, who were so confused to his behavior that the couldn't move fast enough to catch him.
22nd Dec '17 2:39:53 PM DastardlyDemolition
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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!"
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