Twitter Lets Rip Over Rio Olympics Green Slime-Coloured Pool

​The diving pool in Rio's Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre has mysteriously turned bright green and Twitter is loving it


If you were frantically adjusting the lighting on your television screen yesterday or started to question whether you'd suddenly gone colour blind, don't worry – the colour of the pool during the women's 10-metre sychonised final in Rio was green.

Following Team GB's bronze win in the men's 10m synchronized final on Monday, the water at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre was blue – you know, the color you expect water to be? 


But come Tuesday, the water was noticeably different – as in Cactus Jacks, Kermit The Frog, SMTV Live-gunge-coloured green kind of different. 

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To make matters worse, organisers weren't sure what had caused the water to turn green but following a few tests, they assured the divers the water didn't pose any health risks – oh, because that's comforting to hear when you're about to dive head-first into what looks like a massive tank of toxic green-coloured liquid. 

Of course, Twitter jumped on the band wagon of #GreenPool-gate with hilarious effect.

Divers, we salute you.

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