Say hello to your next Internet meme, OMG TRAMPOLINE, which was forged in a severe-weather event that Scots are calling "Hurricane Bawbag."
I don't know which is funnier: The below video of an unexpected trampoline rollin' through town or the fact that it happened during a severe-wind event that Scots are calling (cover your ears, kids) "Hurricane Bawbag."
The endearing term, which has this politician wincing as he pronounces it on TV, is being used to describe a mega-storm that has brought 165 m.p.h. winds to Scotland this week. Hurricane Bawbag was the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter yesterday, and has since inspired an eruption of cheeky video tributes, such as this folksy ballad of baws:
According to one Scottish forecaster, the winds have surpassed hurricane strength to become of "weather-bomb" velocity. (The fiercest hurricanes on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale need only to have sustained winds of 155 m.p.h.) Roaring gusts caused authorities to shut down every large bridge in the country; one giant wind turbine was knocked down and another actually burst into flames.
BBC reporter Lorna Gordon became an Internet sensation by getting knocked around Scotland by powerful winds like a 3-year-old in the ring with Mike Tyson. Tweeted @janehill64: "Lorna Gordon on BBC News has murder in her eyes as she's forced to stand outside by Firth of Forth for report that could be done indoors":
But enough about that, let's get to the runaway trampolines! This video was reportedly filmed by Conor Guichan in Fife, Scotland. That's about the same reaction I would have if a huge honkin' trampoline suddenly cruised through my front yard: