When the front car of a subway train near Rotterdam crashed into security barriers just before midnight Sunday, the conductor was injured thanks to a sculpture of a whale’s tail.
The train hovered 32 feet in the air on one of the two rear fins, known (actually) as “fins.”
And what is the name of the installation by the Dutch artist and architect Maarten Struijs? We’re not kidding, it’s “Saved by the whale’s tail.”
The conductor was able to leave the train empty by himself and was taken to the hospital for a check-up, according to the BBC.
Twitter users have naturally found a new sense of “poipose” as a result of this serendipitous story from the Netherlands.
One commentator, Mike Twister, was even moved to poetry upon seeing this ‘serendipity’ of nature.
The creation of a Rotterdam artist
Avoided a train conflagration –
When exiting the railing
Stopped at the whale
That it wasn’t his scheduled cetacean.# whale tail#rotterdam #chancehttps://t.co/Md5bzoKay4
– Mick Twister (@twitmericks) November 2, 2020
So there you go, art can really save people.
(CLOCK Bloomberg’s video of this incredible story below).
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