Only in Malta
In my category “Only in Malta” I’m documenting odd stuff that will probably only occur here in Malta. Just as the web site Only in Malta does (yes, I borrowed the idea).
A lot of strange things does happen here and I can only imagine all things that people do that doesn’t get documented…
Here are some highlights from Only in Malta:
However. The Maltese people might do alot of crazy stuff, but in the end the first (worst) prize goes to SWEDEN! Kalle showed mw this article today. It’s like a bad joke.
Drilled for geothermal heat – hit subway train
Drilling Accident at Södermalm in Stockholm seems all the more remarkable. The work was done after the current plans, “said police investigators told TT.
Police technicians examined on Friday, the site of the failed drilling while began to hear the staff of the drilling company and check the drawings for the building.
“We can confirm that the company had permits to drill and to drill for the drawings. We have so far been found that the firm did nothing wrong, but somewhere, there was still a mistake. The further investigation may show where this was done,” says Gunilla Borgehed.
The company would drill in the last two hundred meters deep hole on a plot at Wollmar Yxkullsgatan in Södermalm. When they came about 20 meters down through the mountain the staff discovered that the drill is no longer met any resistance in the rock.
The staff tried to pull up the drill, which was hanging freely in the tunnel between Mariatorget and Slussens underground stations, but did not get it up until a subway-train collided with it.
The drill hit the train’s roof and front windscreen had extensive crushing.
“The driver was shocked but it could have gone really bad. He and the train was immediately on hand, and traffic was halted for about an hour,” said Maria Adolfsson at SL’s press service.
Stoppage caused major disruption and delays on the subway red line for several hours.
Today when I woke up it felt as the world was wrapped in cotton… or a lot of snow. It was so quiet. I didn’t realize what it was until I was about to make my morning coffee – no power!
So I started an investigation. First I checked the status of the laptop battery, to calculate how long the power had been gone. I left it running yesterday. The battery was almost empty.
Then I took a walk with Gizmo around the block. I couldn’t hear any electric machines anywhere. So my conclusion was that at least the neighbourhood was without power.
Then I had breakfast. While I was eating my favourite yogurt (bianco) the power came back.
I immediately checked the news and I found out that about the whole island had been without power for several hours, due to an explosion at Marsa power station earlier this morning.
Shortly after lunch the water disappeared. Why am I not surprised?
Det är ont om parkeringar, så folk parkerar där det går. Även om det innebär att det inte går att komma in i bilen brevid.