Thursday, December 27, 2012

Shark Tank Explodes In Shopping Mall

Someone did something wrong because a 30 ton shark tank in a mall in Shanghai broke last week, injuring 15 people and flooding the mall.

26 comments:

BrittH said...

Are the sharks ok!?

mynerva said...

What kind of a dummy puts a shark tank in a shopping mall?

mistang said...

Yeah I know, I'm sorry anyone got hurt, but I just kept thinking about the sharks. Were they ok?

mistang said...

I actually don't think it's weird to have a tank like that in a mall, but obviously someone screwed up.

Unknown 1 said...

Poor sharks!!! I doubt anyone helped them in all the pandemonium and people being hurt. Sadface.

Nutty_Flavor said...

'Tofu construction' is what it's called in China. Shoddy workmanship, substandard materials, corrupt inspectors, the works.

New Life and Attitude said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought about the sharks.

Unknown 1 said...

Nutty's right. China is notorious for being so corrupt that you can literally pay anyone off to get around any laws. You pay to play.

canadachick said...

my first thought was the sharks lol

Tuxedo Cat said...

God, the poor sharkies. I can't stand seeing large animals in cages. Or birds - it drives me nuts.

rejectedcarebear said...

I believe 3 sharks died :(

JSierra said...

Yeah something tells me those sharks didn't make it. I think it was the shot of the guy taking a picture of the flailing, dying shark on the ground that clued me in.

I always think about that happening though. When I lived in Chattanooga, Tennessee one exhibit in the aquarium is this three story tall fish tank and you walk down a ramp which takes you from the top of the tank to the bottom. I used to always imagine it bursting and the room just filling up with fish and people. Scary though.

Del Riser said...

I just heard that all the sharks and the turtles died. Why in the world would the turtles die? I guess there was a lot of damage from the broken, flying glass. Poor things.

mistang said...

That sucks. Those poor animals. :(

DBZee said...

The headline on DM made it sound like a shark came out of the ocean and dive-bombed a mall. Strange.

Poor animals, and I bet the people were terrified, too. Shame.

Reindyr said...

I'm not a huge animal person aka I've never had a pet, not vegetarian etc, but I too thought about the sharks after reading. I mean without water I'm pretty sure they didn't pose much threat to people. Very sad, and turtles too? :(

Of course a mall I live near also has questionable and sometimes dangerous living environments for animals, and that's in North America.

nessa said...

@del smh, people just don't think when they do things like this. no emergency plans because who cares about caged animals right? people can be so selfish

Amy said...

Well, I'll be the first to ask then: Are the people okay? Can you imagine being any one of those people right in front of that 30 ton tank when all that water burst out??? It looked like that one group has a split second notice before it happened -- I wonder, was there a huge cracking sound or something?

Norte said...

Translated back into English; Fuck You Sharks

Me said...

china has no respect for people, so why would a shark be treated well? awful.

Agent**It said...

15 people were injured by flying shards of broken glass and suffered deep cuts and bruises. Per UKDaily.

Alicia said...

Awww :( glad people lives but poor sharks and turtles

Alicia said...

*lived .. Curse you phone

mistang said...

Not one animal survived. Ugh.

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Sherry said...

Oh how horrible for man and animals alike. Of course there will be no ramifications for the people responsible. Tragic!

Olive said...

I love that you guys thought of the sharks. It was my first thought, too. Sad story.