World of minecraft

Denmark has found the last WWII-era mine on (or technically, under) its soil:

After being an active supporter of mine clearing activities abroad for years, Denmark itself can finally call itself mine-free… The country’s last mine field, on Skallingen peninsula, west of Esbjerg, was cleared in late June, and [on 5 July] the transport minister, Henrik Dam Kristensen, detonated the last remaining mine.

In 2006, the Kystdirektoratet began sweeping for mines on the peninsula; about 8,000 were found.

(Via Interested-Participant.)

4 comments

  1. Nicole »

    17 July 2012 · 6:21 pm

    It won’t be as funny writing it out as it was with the gestures, but here goes. I told the hub about this and he got this blank look for a bit and then said “Oh, I thought you said that Denmark is MIME free now. I got a mental picture of a guy in white face paint, running into the forest, screaming silently as he is gunned down from behind.” Complete with screaming mime arm gestures and face.

    We had a good chuckle, so thanks. :)

  2. CGHill »

    17 July 2012 · 6:30 pm

    In the event that Denmark does rid itself of mimes, I’ll be sure to mention it.

  3. Nicole »

    17 July 2012 · 8:13 pm

    He’ll probably hear “mines” then and wonder why I am laughing…

  4. jsallison »

    18 July 2012 · 7:52 pm

    Did a sojourn at a seaside training area near Ebsbjerg back in the day. Turned out later I found out it was my maternal grandmother’s birthplace. Who knew there’d be mines? Nobody mentioned squat-doodly about that before we started rattling our battle buggies up and down the coast.

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