Time to play "Guess the authenticity!"
the latest soon-to-be viral video shows a van getting housed on a New York City corner. It wanders seemingly accidentally through a construction zone to meet the business end of a wrecking ball (can a ball have an end?).
Anyway, boom goes the minivan and then starts the debate that's tearing our society apart in the Internet age: Is it real or not? Prevailing sentiment in most comment fields is that this is fake. It was not on the local New York news and only seems to exist in YouTube land. The logic from one Digger:
Obviously a scene filmed for a movie...
• you can hear the director yell cut
• a normal wrecking ball would drive right through the car, not stop after hitting it (i.e. fake, lighter ball)
• you can see the hydraulic attachment to the bottom of the van that causes it to flip
• PA on walkie-talkie saying "Sara, stand by".
• Guy saying "That was right on target"... obviously he had been standing there watching the scene being set up.
Most believe it to be a marketing campaign, either for a movie currently filming, or, more improbably, for Astro Boy, which is advertised on the side of the bus that pulls through just after the big bash.
Either way, you can beat fun at the ol' ball car park.