"Holy Hand Grenade" Found In East London Street

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 114 months ago
"Holy Hand Grenade" Found In East London Street

2403_holyhandgrenade.jpg When workers discovered a hand grenade behind a Shoreditch fire hydrant, they wisely called the authorities. Fearing more than just flesh wounds if the thing went off, bomb disposal experts spent an hour analysing the situation before realising that it was, in fact, a replica of the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, a prop from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Despite a name that suggests it's the Lord's revenge for London's atheist bus ad campaign, the HHG of A is used in the film to defeat the fearsome Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog. After consulting the Book of Armaments, the device was taken away to be lobbied at thy foe some other day. (editor's note: disappointed in the lack of Python pun-fun in the above article? Leave your own in the comments) Image / wulverstane

Last Updated 24 March 2009