An aquarium exploded in a Berlin hotel and when you see it you'll understand why it looks like a bomb went off
· Dec 16, 2022 ·

This story is weird and esoteric but you can imagine this being an insanely terrifying event if you were unlucky enough to be in the midst of it:

A 46-foot-high aquarium that was home to around 1,500 exotic fish burst Friday morning, injuring at least two people and sending a flood of water and debris onto a nearby street, police and firefighters in central Berlin have said.

The AquaDom aquarium is located in the foyer of a Radisson Collection hotel, in the DomAquarée business and leisure complex.

Berlin mayor Franziska Giffey said on Twitter that around 1 million liters (264,000 gallons) of water had leaked from the AquaDom.

When we see this kind of damage....

...we might reasonably think, "What the heck? Was the aquarium full of dynamite?"

But when they say "46 feet high," they really do mean "46 feet high:"

Incredibly, only a couple of people were injured by this catastrophe. Berliners are counting their lucky stars it wasn't worse than that!

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