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Deep-Sea Oil Pipes Are No Joke...That Poor Crab Didn't Stand A Chance

NOVEMBER 26, 2015  —  By Mike Cahill  
Mike Cahill

Mike Cahill

Mike is ViralNova's resident Editor of the Weird. If it makes you say "OMG! That's terrible!!!" then Mike probably wrote it. Despite the subject of his articles Mike is surprisingly well adjusted. When he's not writing, he's making music, performing, and producing podcasts.

When you hear about underwater pipelines, you probably don't think twice about them, right? I mean, why would you? But these pipelines are actually modern miracles of engineering and science. Because of the pressure that exists on the ocean floor, these pipes need to be specially designed to withstand it.

When a pipe is cut, an insane pressure differential is created -- and this can be really bad news for sea creatures. If they get too close to an opening, as this unsuspecting crab did, it usually doesn't end well.

Poor little fella. He never stood a chance.


(source: acdcman96fin)

While it's certainly tragic, I guess we can chalk it up to the cost of progress.