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January 10, 2006

Jim: der Blindganger

Carl pointed at a low cabinet. “Have you looked in there?”

“Twice,” Fritz mumbled. “It’s not there.”

“Look again!” Carl ordered. “You’re not the one who has to tell the boss that we lost the prime ingredient.”

Fritz shook his head wearily. “Why don’t we just do what we did last time? It’s not like the old man would know.”

Carl grinned. “Let’s use salt this time.”

On February 11, 1945, high in the Bavarian Alps, Germany tested its final atomic bomb. The bomb failed to explode. Interestingly, the bomb casing and mechanisms were immediately licked clean by wild sheep.

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