(Scroll down for video) A man is lucky to be alive after using a live grenade to crack open nuts for many years, according to police in China.
Ankang police said that the man, who was not identified, only realized that he was using a grenade to crack open walnuts after police distributed posters, warning residents about the dangers of keeping old grenades at home.
The man revealed that he received the grenade from his friend 25 years ago as a gift. The man used the gift to crack open walnuts as his friend did not tell him that the object was a grenade.
Luckily, the device never exploded. Last week, police distributed photos of an old grenade, warning residents to get rid of them as they may explode.
That is when the man realized that he was using a live grenade to crack nuts for the past 25 years. He immediately handed over the grenade to police.