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    DefaultYou may have heard this story before

    but I found it amusing

    Two hunters from Michigan--(true story) This is from a radio program,
    a true report of an incident in Michigan:

    A guy buys a brand new Lincoln Navigator for $42,500 and has $560
    monthly payments. He and a friend go duck hunting in winter, and of
    course all the lakes are frozen. These two guys go out on the lake
    with the guns, the dog, and of course the new vehicle.

    They drive out onto the lake ice and get ready. Now, they want to
    make some kind of a natural landing area for the ducks, something for
    the decoys to float on. In order to make a hole large enough to look
    like something a wandering duck would fly down and land on, it is going
    to take a little more effort than an ice hole drill.

    So, out of the back of the new Navigator comes a stick of dynamite
    with a short, 40-second fuse. Now these two Rocket Scientists do take
    into consideration that they want to place the stick of dynamite on the
    ice at a location far from where they are standing (and the new
    Navigator), because they don't want to take the risk of slipping on the
    ice when they run from the burning fuse and possibly go up in smoke
    with the resulting blast.

    They light the 40-second fuse and throw the dynamite. Remember a
    couple of paragraphs back when I mentioned the vehicle, the guns and
    the dog? Let's talk about the dog: A highly trained Black Lab used
    for RETRIEVING. Especially things thrown by the owner.

    You guessed it, the dog takes off at a high rate of doggy speed on
    the ice and captures the stick of dynamite with the burning 40-second
    fuse about the time it hits the ice. The two men yell, scream, wave
    their arms and wonder what to do now. The dog, cheered on, keeps
    coming. One of the guys grabs the shotgun and shoots the dog. The
    shotgun is loaded with # 8 buckshot, hardly big enough to stop a Black
    Lab. The dog stops for a moment, slightly confused, but continues on.
    Another shot and this time the dog, still standing, becomes really
    confused, and of course terrified, thinking these two geniuses have
    gone insane.

    The dog takes off to find cover, under the brand new Navigator.
    ----BOOM!---- Dog and Navigator are blown to bits and sink to the
    bottom of the lake in a very large hole, leaving the two idiots
    standing there with this "I can't believe this happened" look on
    their faces.
    The insurance company says that sinking a vehicle in a lake by
    illegal use of explosives is not covered. He still had yet to make the
    first of those $560 a month payments!

    And you thought your day was not going well?

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    Not true:

    Snopes is an awesome place....

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    And 30-some Miniature Horses...

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    SO glad it is not true! I hate the picture I have in my head of the poor dog


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    Not true. In addition to Snopes, it was also on Mythbusters. It was possible for the dog to retrieve the stick in time (they had an adorable 10 month old black lab in the episode - but were using dummy dynamite for that part). But a single stick of dynamite wasn't nearly enough to blow a hole in the ice. It took a ridiculous amount of high explosive to blow a hole in ice thick enough to support a vehicle.

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    Id like to add I found the truck blowing up amusing not the dog, didnt realise it wasnt true couldnt help but laugh tho!

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    lol anytime a story begins with "true story" you know it is probably not a true
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