THE OCEAN — I don't know why it is, but every kid loves a big splash. Think about it.
When you went swimming as a kid what did you and your friends do? That's right, you had a cannonball contest to see who could make the biggest splash.
When you went on a walk around a lake with your family what did you and your siblings always do? That's right, you picked up a rock and threw it in the water to see how big of a splash you could make. Inevitably, you'd find the biggest rock you could, you'd use every once of strength you had to pick it and with an exasperated voice you yelled to your siblings, "Check out how big this one is!" Then you'd throw it in the water, but likely not far enough to hit the deep water and make a splash — and it was therefore disappointing.
While every kid does this, we can all stop pretending and admit that as full-grown adults we still delight in big splashes. We love the fact we're stronger now and can throw the big rocks far enough to get the satisfying splash.
This is why I know you're all going to like this video.
The U.S. Navy started a series of tests on its newest aircraft carrier by detonating powerful explosions near it in the water. These tests are to determine whether the ship is ready for war.
The "Full Ship Shock Trials," as they're called, were held off the Florida coast, and according to the U.S. Geological Survey, it created a 3.9 magnitude earthquake.
While all of that is cool, what's really cool is the mega-huge splashes the explosions caused. When you think about how big an aircraft carrier is and then put that in perspective next to the splash, well, let's just say someone threw the absolute biggest rock ever.
As it turns out, the U.S. Navy won the cannonball contest and it wasn't even close.