Once the tributes enter the arena they are faced with land mines in front of the Cornucopia in the case of a land arena and must wait for one minute to step off their plate. If a tribute steps off too early the mines detonate and kill the tribute by blowing them sky-high. The slightest provocation can set off the mines to detonate as well. Once, a tribute dropped her tribute token, a small wooden ball, on the ground before the minute was up it triggered the land mines which blew her up. Her body parts were "practically scraped off the ground".