It wasn’t a weapon of mass destruction, but construction crews using heavy machinery did unearth a bomb.
Not in Iraq, but in sunny Pensacola, Fla.
The construction crew was cleaning up hurricane-related damage when the workers stumbled upon the World War II-era bomb at Pensacola Beach, according to the Associated Press. Bomb disposal experts from the Air Force’s Hurlburt Field were called in to detonate the 100-pound bomb. Capt. Virgil Magee told AP it contained between 15 and 20 pounds of explosives.
The bomb was transported to the Air Force base, where it was blown up. It is not known how the bomb became buried at the beach, but Florida’s panhandle is dotted with military bases that conducted training and weapons development during World War II.