today i learned – thurs 20th apr 2017

have you seen that film – “sharknado”? 🦈you know, that ridiculous one where a tornado scoops up a load of sharks and fires them at a city? (turns out, it’s not all that ridiculous as it did actually happen 😳 that’s –>here<– if you want it).

anyhew, whilst that’s not what this post is about, today’s thing that i learned definitely reminds of the horrors that the film portrayed … other than General terribleness πŸ™ˆ #awks

#tdil that in 2012, a shopping mall shark tank exploded, spilling sharks and water all over the shopping mall 😢 nope, nope, nope and nope.

this ‘great’ event happened on 12th december 2012 in shanghai and i’ve no idea why it took me until now to find out about it?! 

basically, the 33 ton tank was supposed to be a super awesome attraction at the entrance to the mall (that made it sound like it wasn’t a permanent fixture – i think it was). for ‘no reason at all’ the glass that was holding all of the water in decided that it no longer wanted to remain as one solid piece πŸ™‚. 

the subsequent carnage saw giant pieces of 15cm thick glass, water, sharks and fish go flying all over the place 😳. whilst the end result was a terrifying water-filled mall with sharks swimming around (as you can see from the header image πŸ¦ˆπŸ‘πŸ») no humans were savaged by sharks.

that said, 17 people were injured by the giant pieces of super thick glass that spewed everywhere … humans don’t do well against 15cm think glass shards πŸ™„. 

annoyingly, as it was 2012 and the social media revolution was only 85.7% in effect, no one took any mad snapchats or epic video footage of sharks visiting their local clothes shops or grabbing a cheeky nandos πŸ˜• (don’t worry, i’m also judging myself for saying ‘cheeky nandos 🀒).

sadly, there were some shark/other sealife based casualties … which is genuinely really sad 😐 i’ve had a quick google and i’m not actually sure if they ever fixed the tank πŸ€” all the first page (#lazy) results are about this! … i guess that’s one silver lining if they didn’t πŸ‘πŸ»

anyway, there you have it! sharks in a shopping mall just having a chill  πŸ’πŸΌ. while you are tucked up in bed tonight, about to enjoy some lovely dreams, just remember that you aren’t safe from the sharks anywhere 😈.

ciao! 🐳 #tdil


if you enjoyed this little bit of randomness, why don’t you go –>here<– and check out some more? 😏 go on, treat yo’self πŸ‘πŸ»


(as mentioned, today’s image is of the mad photo that actually taught me this in the first place πŸ˜‚ i have no idea who it belongs to but i’m sure they’ve spent their life suitably scared of shopping malls 😢)

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