So this happened last night in Portugal: a controlled (?) explosion took place in a large quarry at about .. 11PM. Soon, people around the area, and this went as far as 40 kms (24 miles), flooded facebook, twitter and other social media channels, fantasizing and plotting about the event. During the next 20 minutes, I browsed social media and online newspapers, looking for an answer. Zero, nothing, nada. But then, in a 5-10 minutes window, 5 newspapers had covered the thing. The explosion was real.