Tuesday, July 8, 2008 8:58:25 PM
TO EVERYONE THAT ASKED WHAT THE POP WAS:
When you are arming a hand grenade there are multiple steps.
1) Pull out the safety pin. The safety pin prevents the "spoon" from coming off. The "spoon" has a spring behind it and when the spoon is detached the fuse is set.
2) Remove the spoon. It usually detaches itself in midair when thrown, but if you pull the safety pin out without the thumb firmly holding down the spoon it will fly off all on its own, as can be seen in the video.