WWII bomb disrupts commute at main Berlin station
Trains are being stopped or diverted in Berlin after the discovery of an unexploded World War II bomb near the city's main railway station, affecting thousands of commuters.
The area around the 100kg (220-pound) bomb, found on a building site, has been cordoned off.What? They found unexploded ordnance from WWII? In Germany? What are the odds?
Now, I understand that they need to treat it as though it could explode at any second. It's an explosive device that's been sitting around for 70 years - there's no telling what could happen. Sure, it's possible that it's long since past its expiration date and the explosives are all long degraded - but do you want to bet your morning commute on that? A 100 kg bomb will ruin your day and then some.
One thing I noticed from the video in the attached link is how similar urban construction seems. Until they interview the guy in charge and you can see the weird Euro-style vans in the background, that could be any metropolitan city in the world. Although not many other cities have 220 pound bombs littering the construction sites...
In any case, here's hoping no one's commute gets off to a bang...
That is all.