Sir Bobby Charlton and land mines
A group of us at the University of Manchester and Lancaster University were approached by Sir Bobby Charlton to see if we can come up with a faster way to clear anti-personnel mines. We went to a demonstration of what an explosive charge similar to that in a typical mine could do. The toe was blown off the wellington boot and went 20 or 30 m in the air.
The video is from Telegraph TV
This was covered in the Telegraph newspaper Saturday 28th June 2008, in the sports section, and there is an online version of the article