A giant art sculpture of two whale tails saved a Dutch train that overran the track from disaster by bringing it to a stop, preventing it from plunging to the ground below. The aptly-named sculpture is called, "Saved by the Whale's Tail," and the incident occurred at De Akkers metro station in Spijkenisse, near Rotterdam.
The silver sculpture was designed by architect Maarten Struijs and is made out of reinforced polyester, and it was installed at the station in 2002. While the cause of the incident hasn't been confirmed, it unfolded just after midnight when the train, which is part of the Rotterdam Metro network, shot through the automatic buffers at the end of the track, according to the train’s operator RET. It landed on one of the whale tails, saving it from plummeting 32 feet to the ground.