Chalk one up for stupid. You have to let the barrel of the mortar cool off otherwise the heat will set off the mortar.
Join ISIS they said. You won’t get blown up by your own mortar they said.
Mortars can be great weapons and they go back hundreds of years. In fact, here’s your tidbit of the day from Wikipedia: Historians consider the first mortars to have been used at the 1453 siege of Constantinople by Fatih Sultan Mehmed.
This terrorist is now meeting Faith Sultan Mehmed.
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