JOIN
OUR EMAIL LIST!
Frank Rumpenhorst/picture alliance via Getty Images, @SMTDDR/Twitter

Approximately 600 residents living near the Frankfurt's River Main in Germany were asked to evacuate due to a bomb threat dating back almost 80 years.

Divers doing a routing maintenance dive near the Alte Brücke (Old Bridge) on Tuesday discovered a bomb that had been submerged since World War II, according to German news agency Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH (DPA).


The antique bomb was detonated on Saturday, 08:00 am local time, creating a massive explosion from the river's water.


And it went off without a hitch.

Divers returned underwater to make sure the device was safe.


The explosion is a sight to behold.


Even from afar, the wall of water shooting upward looked like something from a movie.



The BBC reported that the discovery of wartime bombs and other war munitions are not uncommon.

Such routine inspections taking place is reassuring, considering the amount of water traffic taking place every day.





Some expressed concern over the well-being of marine life.



Visibility underwater was "zero" and left a crater measuring 5 meters wide after the detonation, according to a local publication.




Despite the magnificence of the metropolitan geyser, the real threat of such a detonation in the city was still terrifying.



Last year, Berlin police led another controlled detonation of a wartime bomb that was discovered during a construction work in Heidestrasse.


The BBC reported that several unexploded bombs from World War II are found every year.

Routine searches are ongoing since it is believed there are 3,000 unexploded bombs still buried throughout the city.

Image by Pexels from Pixabay

We really take just about everything for granted. Life is full of miracles, and we as humans can only seem to ever notice the big ones, but really it's the small ones that count the most.

There are so many tiny gifts that many of us have that a certain number of us would be kill to have.

A lot of that truth came into perspective during this pandemic. Just look how many people are now food dependent.

Ask yourself, what little thing do I have that may be a privilege to another and a luxury to many and it may not even have that much monetary value?

Redditor u/vianneyal wanted everyone to take a good hard look at just how good some of us have it, by asking:

What is something people don't realize is a privilege?
Keep reading... Show less
Image by Jess Foami from Pixabay

When we go to sleep, we slip into one of the most vulnerable positions we can possibly embody. And we do that every single day.

Keep reading... Show less
Image by 1820796 from Pixabay
For those people lucky enough to have disposable income, it can be stunning how easily we let it slip away.
Keep reading... Show less

You've probably stayed up late watching some television special about a criminal in your area and seen the announcement near the end: "If you have any information, call our tipline." The authorities might even offer a reward of some kind. But what are the chances that you might actually know of the person they're looking for?

People shared their stories after Redditor Renzot56 asked the online community,

"Has anyone here ever actually called into one of the FBI rewards for information on criminals and won the money?"
Keep reading... Show less