Saved by a whale’s tail: Giant whale sculpture catches crashed Dutch metro train

Saved by a whale's tail: Giant whale sculpture catches crashed Dutch metro train 1

 

A giant sculpture of whale tails caught the front of a Dutch commuter train as it crashed through the barriers at the end of a metro line, saving it from falling into the water below.
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32 Comments on "Saved by a whale’s tail: Giant whale sculpture catches crashed Dutch metro train"

  1. It is said that a ” little tail ” is one of the strongest drivers of human emotion…….well, there it is in action….

  2. “Obviously” that is what the tale was put there for 😉😉

  3. Now that is a whale of a tale!🤣

  4. It is perfect now! Please, don’t change it.

  5. Rotterdam metro should paint whales on their trains after this. Couldn’t hurt.

  6. Jetzt ist es wirklich Kunst ;D
    Das war Glück im Unglück.

  7. That is a one in a million chance.

  8. Best news 2020😀

  9. Trains Of Crazyperson | November 2, 2020 at 2:01 PM | Reply

    It’s world news. Never expected this to happen with the metro.

  10. I gotta say the sculpture looks better with the train. 🤔

  11. KOΛLΛ_ NET21 | November 2, 2020 at 2:32 PM | Reply

    Modern art.

  12. Pretty sure that wasn’t the porpoise

  13. Richard Thompson | November 2, 2020 at 4:51 PM | Reply

    Its now November, this may be the first positive story ive seen in 2020 , and it involves a train wreck!

  14. Sean Whitehall | November 2, 2020 at 4:59 PM | Reply

    The city official who insisted on this in spite of budjet.
    “Toldjah we needed it”

    • We don’t really do budget constraints but the actual funny part is that the name of the statue is “Saved by The Whale’s Tail”

  15. ” art and functionality “

  16. Kudos to whomever made that whale tail statue. Should rename the route.

  17. Update:
    *Whale’s tail sculptures now will be MANDATORY at all stop blocks at the end of train tracks🤣👈*

  18. fredrick salley | November 3, 2020 at 7:30 AM | Reply

    He’s Blessed Beyond Measures. He should be Giving Thanks Right Now For Life itself!

  19. “Perfectly balanced as all things should be”

  20. One Helluva of a Whale Tail, the Train that Almost Got Away 😁🤦‍♂️😳

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