Yikes! Talk about a potential housing boom. And it is apparently not an isolated incident.

Perhaps that has something to do with more 1930s and 1940s-era houses needing to be emptied as elderly relatives have passed on. Whatever the reason, it is becoming more common to find artifacts like live hand grenades.

That's what a family in Toledo, Ohio discovered while cleaning out the home of an elderly relative who recently died. It was determined to a be a live World War II-era grenade. And according to authorities such finds are becoming more common. They also hope to heck that if you do find something like that, you'll call 9-1-1 rather than bring it to the local police station. Yes, that happens sometimes. A bomb squad put the grenade in a blast-resistant container to dispose of it, so fortunately, no mishaps.

I think I'd much rather find Great Grandpa's collection of Police Gazette magazines up in the attic.

DB