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BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 08: Zucchini, also called courgettes, lie on display at a Spanish producer's stand at the Fruit Logistica agricultural trade fair on February 8, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. The fair, which takes place from February 8-10, is taking place amidst poor weather and harvest conditions in Spain that have led to price increases and even rationing at supmermarkets for fresh vegetables across Europe. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

A German man from the town of Bretten was recently strolling through the garden when he noticed something strange. Laying in the grass was a bizarre looking, dark object. Immediately the 81-year-old man assumed it was an undetonated bomb from World War II.

After calling local officials, the object was found to be something less frightening. Police officers determined the found item was a zucchini.


Officers from Karlsruhe, which is the city next to Bretten, thought this hilarious tale needed to be documented online and promptly the posted picture of the bomb-like zucchini on Facebook. On the post, the police officers wrote that indeed the zucchini “was very similar to a bomb [and] was about 40 cm long”.

Once the man learned of the misidentified object, he took care of the zucchini. Hopefully, he got a few laughs out of the event and then transformed it into dinner that night.


Sarah is a Hufflepuff living in NYC. When she is not traveling or talking to random animals, she is working as a script writer. Tweet her at @lumpyspacederp 

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