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TIL: old cannonballs can explode

I don't envy the people who lived through the most recent hurricane, but I do envy those who were able to access those beaches afterwards with their metal detectors. They probably scooped up handfuls of gold doubloons.But "today I learned" that cannonballs of the Civil War era are supposedly dangerous (?)A bomb squad was at a South Carolina beach on Sunday after Hurricane Matthew apparently unearthed old Civil War cannonballs from the sand.
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