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A Bull Semen Storage Facility Exploded And The Jokes Landed Everywhere

Very tragically, a bull semen storage facility exploded in Gippsland, Australia, after it caught on fire early Tuesday morning. Country Fire Authority Gippsland commander Chris Loeschenkohl explained to ABC News that the build was pretty much destroyed by the semen itself, which became explosive in the heat, and could not be contained.

“The liquid inside the cylinders was rapidly expanding and essentially the lids of the cryogenic cylinders were just popping off the top and projectiles were being thrown from the building,” said Loeschenkohl.

“So firefighters went into a defensive mode initially to protect themselves, because there were also LPG cylinders at the neighboring property, and they did a magnificent job.”

This was obviously a very dangerous situation. Bull semen exploding in a fireman’s face is no laughing matter. It was also a serious situation for farmers who have lost money on their stored semen cylinders, which can be worth as much as $600 a pop. It’s a genuinely sad situation for the people experiencing financial losses.

But did the Internet have mercy? No it did not.

For some reason, a story about semen projectiles blasting through the walls of a building caused some giggling on Twitter:

You should all be ashamed of yourselves. Think of the poor farmers, having to work overtime in the bull pen this weekend to recoup their losses.