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Video of whale nearly capsizing canoe comes with totally appropriate YouTube ad

Feb 7, 2013, 3:33 PM EDT


Do you like your nature videos fraught with danger and encrusted with barnacles? Then this is for you. But the best thing about it is the rotating YouTube ad that just happened to be at the bottom when I first watched it. Awesome target marketing, even if it was inadvertent.

Yes, the sea was angry that day my friends. Uploaded to YouTube by Laurent Lebihan, this video shows a whale surfacing beneath a canoe occupied by two people, and nearly capsizing it.

We were out whale watching and totally caught off guard. Good thing it was an adolescent whale and nothing bad happened.

Damned teenagers.