Mine Over Splatter

Three former soldiers like to play dangerous games, but only when the game was over did things really get dangerous.

announcer: FROM 1955 TO 1975,

WAR WAS A WAY OF LIFEFOR VIETNAM.

[men shouting in Vietnamese]

WHEN THE SHOOTING STOPPED,

MANY WHO FOUGHTWERE STILL PUMPED

FROM HAVING CHEATED DEATH...

- [shouting]

announcer: LIKETHESE EX-VIETCONG SOLDIERS.

TEN YEARS LATER, THEY SPENDTHEIR TIME GETTING WASTED,

ARGUING ABOUT WHAT'STHE BEST APHRODISIAC...

AND PLAYING RUSSIAN ROULETTE.

[alarm buzzing]

- [speaking Vietnamese]

[clicks]

- [shouting in Vietnamese]

- [shouting in Vietnamese]

announcer: THESEONCE-UPON-A-TIME WARRIORS

WERE FEELING INVINCIBLE,

BUT SOMETIMES YOUR NUMBERCOMES UP IN EXPECTED WAYS.

FOR THESE THREE,THAT NUMBER WAS 35,000.

35,000 IS THE NUMBEROF UNEXPLODED LANDMINES

STILL PLANTED THROUGHOUTTHE VIETNAM COUNTRYSIDE.

UNBEKNOWNST TO THEM,

A WAR LEFTOVER WAS LYING

DIRECTLYBELOW THEIR DRINKING HUT,

IT TOOK THEIRFOOT-STOMPING CELEBRATION

TO FINALLY SET IT OFF.

[clicks]

- IT'S MORE THAN LIKELYTHAT A LANDMINE

UH, WILL STILL BE EFFECTIVE

AFTER BEING IN THE GROUNDFOR DECADES.

WHEN A HUMAN BEINGSTEPS ON A LANDMINE,

IT SENDS A ELECTRICAL SIGNALTO AN IGNITER,

AND IT EXPLODES.

announcer: FOR SOME SOLDIERS,THE WAR IS NEVER OVER.

FOR THESE GUYS,

THEY SHOULD HAVE QUITWHILE THEY WERE AHEAD...

AND AN ARM AND A LEG.

YOU GET THE PICTURE.

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