Woman Traded Wine for Live Tank Shell

Has a distinct TNT nose.
Has a distinct TNT nose. Photo: iStockphoto

A woman in Austria thought she was getting a fantastic deal when she received an offer to trade two bottles of wine and a picture frame for what she thought was just a cool-looking antique tank shell. After the online transaction was complete, however, the woman began to suspect that something about her new doorstop was a little funky. Sure enough, the bomb squad came and delivered the news that she had a “fully functioning explosive” in her living room. The entire apartment building was evacuated, and now both women are facing charges — either for criminal possession of a weapon or general dim-wittedness — but the former clearly got the better deal: She offloaded her explosive and got two bottles of wine. [AP]