Here at Trending Now, we'd be remiss if we did not bring viral videos to your attention on a regular basis. It's part of our job, and we love doing it. The latest one to capture not only our attention but that of the social media world depicts a ship launch apparently gone horribly wrong.
In it, the NOAA ship Reuben Lasker, at Marinette shipyard in Wisconsin, glides down an inclined metal ramp into the water. It suddenly tips steeply onto its side and crashes violently into the water, sending wood planks and other debris flying into the air toward whomever is filming from behind the boat. The video then ends abruptly after about 18 seconds. It was initially uploaded to YouTube in January by user Jason Bundoff, but the ship launch took place about a year ago. It has already been viewed more than 90,000 times, and people are watching the less than 20 seconds of footage multiple times just to take it all in.
Bundoff wrote in the description of the video, "Ship side launch goes wrongRead More »from Shocking Video Claims to Capture Ship Launch Gone Wrong