• During WWII, the US Military
designed a grenade the exact size
and weight of a baseball, because
"any young American man should
be able to throw it properly."
Soldiers learned to hold it the way
a pitcher holds a knuckle ball.
And they come 100 to a case - And they come 100 to a case
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    • I wonder if this is why they used baseballs for grenades in Fallout?
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    • Grab the m16s were playing bAseball
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    • “You ever hit a Kraut with a 90 mph slider?”
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    • They had to scrap these cause they would just like go off when they felt like it
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    • Throws grenade curve ball at 95 miles per hour
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    • kinda looks like an impact nade
      User7 19 jun
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    • Imagine on the enemy side one dude peeks out and some mf just throws a fastball at 92mph straight at his head, knocking him out instantly.
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    • POV: you're an isis soldier watching as Justin Verlander chucks a baseball grenade at 100 mph into your little sand bunker
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    • Stick grenades go further and have larger yields, but the baseball grenade was more convenient to the soldiers
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    • The army is now slowly stopping grenade throw training since around 70% of the females fail it. Sad days
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    • Imagine you throw that thing then hear the crack of a bat and see it come right back at you
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    • A knuckle ball grip is incredibly hard to control and you really can’t throw a ball that far, that’s why it’s a slow ass pitch. I imagine the just threw it like a normal person
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    • Imagine Chapman in war, dude just throws a fucking 101 MPH fastball straight at a bunker
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    • blue_too 20 jun
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    • I’m not knuckling a grenade at the commies, it’s a four seam coming in hot.
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    • Impacts from meatloafe?
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    • Yeah but we used the pineapple grenades mostly tho in ww2
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    • I smell fallout 4
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    • Imagine getting a pitcher throwing a 99 miles per hour germane at somebody’s face
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    • “HANS, VERE THE FACK OS MY TRENCH MACE?! ZE AMERICANS ARE THROWING ZER LETLE GRENADES AGAIN, AND I AM TIRED OF IT!”
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    • Impacts from r6 impacts from r6 🙂
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    • Hold on, $100? For a case of those? I’ll take 5
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    • The first thing they teach you now is to not throw it like a baseball. Gotta lob it.
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    • Those are impact grenades. They’re well known for detonating in-hand after priming, due to how sensitive the impact fuze was.
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    • Why a knuckle ball? You won't get it very far that way
      Kooc14 20 jun
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    • When English-fluent German soldiers in U.S. Army uniforms attempted to infiltrate American lines during the 1944 Battle of the Bulge, GIs started distinguishing friend from foe with baseball trivia questions. They naturally assumed anyone who didn’t know which team won the 1941 World Series
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    • I want to make an obscure One Piece reference but I know no one will get it, but Mr. 4 and his dog, Lassoo
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    • Except they don't throw it like that now. You lob them, almost like a shot put, then hit the deck. Or M203.😯
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    • Well I’ve been working on my curveball anyway, might as well add some fun to the mix
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    • Curveball
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    • I took a deep breath and got very excited when I saw "100 to a case" like ill be able to go and actually get one. Now I'm sad again
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    • Why like a knuckle ball? I played baseball for 14 years and it's still not easy for me to throw a good knuckle ball
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    • The fuck would you throw it like a knuckle ball? Be easier to throw it like a two seam or four seam
      ImOhio 20 jun
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    • Fuck that. I'm holding that bitch with my fastball grip.
      chitoman 21 jun
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    • No, the grenade is and always has been heavier
      thashiz 21 jun
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    • Why not a fastball it’s easier to throw
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    • Definitely not the same weight
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    • Imagine throwing a soldier an 0-2 knee buckler and all of a sudden they don’t have legs anymore.
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    • you obviously have no idea how to throw a knuckleball... a knuckleball grip you dig your fingernails into the ball.
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    • I don't understand why they would need to be thrown as a knuckle ball. Would spin make it go off prematurely?
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    • I saw this on a Snapple cap
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    • Throwing that heat
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    • want
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    • Why would you hold it like a knuckle ball?
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    • *breathes heavily in tactical American*
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    • There is zero reason to hold it like a knuckle ball lol. There are literally like 2 current pros who can throw a decent knuckle ball and it still goes like 65-75 mph as opposed to 95 like other pitches.
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    • Impact grenade
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    • M67 fits nice up your ass
      SlavSquat 20 jun
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    • No need for grenade launcher, grab the bat and toss it up
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    • Doesn’t really get more American than that.....
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    • What does that bottom caption mean
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    • Wouldn’t work now days this country is almost full of nothing but fuckin fat slobs Or scrawny bitches
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    • *Gasolina comes on Aroldis Chapman sets foot in the battle field*
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    • Grenades are for the most part not supposed to be thrown like baseballs. When you throw a grande your typically supposed to almost use a shoving motion and not an actual overhand throw. Pitchers also have a bad habit of "milking" the grande by repositioning it in there hand which could start the (1)
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    • These were discontinued, the original design was for them to explode when they hit something, they just exploded whenever they wanted.
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    • No one has actually thrown a grenade here, they are heavier than baseballs, and more comparative to a shotput. If you throw it like a baseball you will fuck up your ligaments within seconds. If you have a shotput, try to fastball it and feel for yourself. That’s why they are always tossed
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    • Some of y’all don’t understand how nasty a good knuckle ball is... the pitcher doesn’t even know where it’s going
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    • Imagine getting fucking nailed in the face by a baseball but then you get up and it’s a grenade
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    • imagine curveballing this fucker into a bunker
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    • Imagine a german soldier getting out of the trenches with a baseball bat and hitting back
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    • Why tho? Knuckle balls are super hard to throw
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    • tHatS fRoM rAiNbOw sIx sIeGe
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    • Where can I get a case
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    • I wonder if the impacts from rainbow are modled after it
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    • Imagine when it's raining and covered in mud tho. That's one slippery boy
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    • If it was the same weight and size of a baseball, wouldn’t throwing it like a fastball be easiest?
      bussewtsy 22 jun
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    • Come not Came?
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    • Yeah no one plays baseball anymore. Not true but its curved
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    • Fallou4 grenade right there
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    • And the home run hits were spectacular
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    • Batta batta boom
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    • Next T-ball game I coach is finna be lit
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    • Impact nades
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    • IF YOUR interested in look at photo, from the pacific war, I highly recommend looking at my account.
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    • OP10 fastball right there
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    • Take it from me, grenades are heavy af, we had a contest and even the strongest dudes could barely lob those things like a few yards, I was surprised at how fucking heavy they were, fucking useless really
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    • strike!
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    • The way they teach you to throw a grenade now is retarded. They literally want you to shot-put the fucking thing. In a real situation, I'm throwing that thing like a baseball idc
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    • That’s pretty fallout level parody there, hey teens remember these explosives are JUST like your baseballs back home
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    • That’s probably the most American thing I’ve heard in awhile.
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    • That’s one of the most American things I’ve ever heard
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    • Imagine thinking you dodged it then realize it's a curveball 😳
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    • Dam i wish I had a dozen of these
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    • Everything is for a reason lol
      finnleik 19 jun
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    • Real world impact grenade from R6
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    • Wait how did it work? Did it still have a lever? If it's a perfect sphere what's the trigger mechanism, the pin is just like... A safety on an M67
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    • Nades are heavier than a baseball
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    • Cav is pretty old huh?
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    • If it was a knuckle ball I can gaurentee you people died cuz it slipped. A fast ball grip makes the most sense but ok
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    • Looks like the R6 impact grenade
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    • Im sorry is that a motherfucking r6s reference
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    • Those grenades were double the weight of a baseball of that time...if you tried to throw it like you would a baseball or even very hard youd blow your shoulder out lol
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    • Why would they throw it like a knuckle ball? Wouldn’t a fastball be better for distance and accurancy?
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    • InfoChecker what are your thoughts on this one
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    • Yeah and it worked for them too, most could throw them with insane accuracy
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