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3/23    Not making this up, I swear.
        http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/5018294/Pub-evacuated-after-Monty-Python-prop-mistaken-for-grenade.html
        \_ Was it the HOLY HAND GRENADE OF ANTIOCH?
           \_ Naw, just a model.
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Advertisement Website of the Telegraph Media Group with breaking news, sport, business, latest UK and world news. Content from the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph newspapers and video from Telegraph TV. Pub evacuated after Monty Python prop mistaken for grenade Bomb disposal teams were called in and buildings evacuated after workmen mistook a Monty Python film prop for a hand grenade. By Matthew Moore Last Updated: 8:33PM GMT 19 Mar 2009 Monty Python And The Holy Grail Bomb experts realised that the cause of the scare was a copy of the 'Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch' Water company engineers spotted the object when they lifted up a fire hydrant cover during work on a street in Shoreditch, east London. The road was cordoned off and a nearby pub was evacuated amid fears that the "grenade" could explode. Bomb scare at Savoy Hotel was hoax But after nearly an hour of analysis bomb experts realised that the cause of the scare was in fact a copy of the "Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch" used by Eric Idle to slaughter a killer rabbit in the 1975 film Monty Python And The Holy Grail. The fictional weapon looks more like a golden ornament than a hand grenade; it was based on the Sovereign's Orb used at royal coronations. The prop has become a popular in-joke among Python fans and replicas can be bought on eBay for as little as 14. An spokeswoman for Islington police confirmed that the device was a toy and that had been no danger to the public Local businesses criticised the police for taking so long to realise there was no threat. Alberto Romanelli, owner of the Windmill put that was evacuated, said: "I lost a good hour's worth of business." Adam Smith: This financial crisis does have a Conservative solution The combined effects of globalisation and the financial crisis have left parties of the Right with a three-way choice, says Niall Ferguson.