The ancient Inca believed that after an eclipse, a giant, celestial jaguar would crash to Earth to eat people. This video showing an barely tethered moon attacking traffic in China would’ve had the Inca running for the hills.
The moon balloon was inflated as part of the celebration of the city of Fuzhou’s annual mid-autumn festival on Thursday. Fuzhou is located in east China’s Fujian Province.
Thursday morning, the city was pummeled by a “super typhoon” that unleashed winds over 100 miles per hour.
The semi-inflated lunar balloon created havoc as it rolled over cars and trucks, and sent one woman on a moped scrambling to avoid being squashed.
As funny as the video is, the storm is no joke. In Xiamen city — three hours to the south — the storm shattered windows in tall buildings as the power went out. The Chinese state news service reports that the storm is the strongest typhoon to hit that part of China since the collection of meteorological records began in 1949. It’s reported to be the strongest storm to hit this year anywhere in the world.