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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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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.
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