Mysterious metal ball washes up on beach in Japan


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A mysterious large, metal ball has washed up on a beach in Japan, baffling the authorities and residents. The object's appearance on the coastline of Hamamatsu city prompted the police to scramble the bomb squad, but close examination showed there was no immediate threat. X-ray technology revealed the ball to be hollow as fears it was a stray mine were quickly dismissed. The ball has a diameter of about 1.5 metres and washed up on Enshu beach, according to local media. A member of the public reported the object, which led to explosives experts in protective clothing carrying out their...