Monday, November 07, 2005

Game Over

Headline: Three die playing catch with grenade

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia (Reuters) - A hand grenade being used instead of a ball in a game of catch exploded early on Saturday killing three youths in this Bosnian town, police and news agencies said.

Well that definitely explains the absence of a professional baseball team in Bosnia.

I feel sorry there aren't better games to play over there. Chutes and Ladders would be a nightmare - without body armor. Another game they came up with was land-mine hopscotch but that didn't work out well either, normally you'd only get 2 turns and then you'd have to sit out. That's no fun. And Hide & Seek? Fuggitaboutit. That game became too predictable after the first or second time since everyone always hid under the rubble of a building and such.

They did the best they could do with what they had to entertain themselves. As a matter of fact, initial reports indicated just before the incident the youths were playing pin the tail on the donkey, which seemed like a good idea at the time, unfortunately, the pin used for the game was from the grenade.


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