When rescue finally came to tow the dismantled Triumph back into port, the towline broke, leaving the ship stranded yet again. They finally reached port five days later, but the next day a bus carrying many of the rescued passengers broke down and stranded them on the side of the road, because the world is cruel.
In April, the ship was in harbor getting work done when it broke free from the dock, floated downstream, and smashed into a cargo ship, killing a man. Apparently the Triumph was cobbled out of bones dredged up from a mermaid burial ground.
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"Well, how do you build a boat?"
In Australia -- aka the only country on this planet that would boast an evil whirlpool -- there sits a hot spring called Devil's Pool. According to an Aboriginal legend, a woman drowned herself in the pool after her new lover was taken away from her by his tribe. Nowadays, she drowns any young male tourist who dares to go swimming in the spring, claiming at least 20 lives over the past 50-odd years (that number may be higher, as life insurance companies generally don't accept "curse" as a cause of death). Scientists argue that these deaths are more likely a result of swimmers unfamiliar with the pool being overwhelmed by its strong currents, but that explanation sounds like a lot of big-city lip-wiggling to us.
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How could this be dangerous? Rocks are nature's pillows.