In A Continuing Series On Things That Might Still Go Boom.

April 21, 2014, 4:30 pm

World War II will not be entirely over for a long while:

Tens of thousands of city residents and U.S. Army soldiers here will evacuate their homes, offices and barracks Thursday as military explosives experts, seasoned by duty in Afghanistan, attempt to disarm a gargantuan bomb that was among thousands dropped during a single Allied mission 70 years ago.


Covering it with a wooden box seems…inadequate, somehow.

This is what it looks like, going off:

And what the bombing raid that dropped it in 1944 might have looked like:

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