Did you like those big explosions heard all around Humboldt Bay last night at around 10 p.m.? Quickened the pulse, right?

This morning comes word that these booms were due to an artillery shell that someone found in their garden, as one does, earlier in the evening on the 3300 block of H Street in Eureka. 

The Eureka Police Department’s Brittany Powell tells us that her agency closed the roads around the location for a time, then eventually called in the Sheriff’s Office’s bomb squad, which transported the thing to the Samoa peninsula and blew it up.

Day in the life.