FOX News Story About The Donk Mini-Tank Crashes MethodShop’s Web Server (2008)

Side View Of The Donk - JL421 Badonkadonk Land Cruiser Tank

After FOX News mentioned MethodShop in an article about a personal tank called The Donk, a surge in traffic crashed our web server.

Fox News took a brief break from their wall-wall US Presidential Super Tuesday coverage and mentioned MethodShop‘s review of the Badonkadonk Land Cruiser. In case you aren’t already familiar with “The Donk,” it’s a custom made mini-tank that looks like Jabba’s Sail Barge from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

Traffic From Fox News Crashed Our Servers

People were obviously intrigued by The Donk and wanted to read more about it. An hour later, the surge in traffic from Fox News killed our web server. It was higher than when our Rejected iPod Engravings article made the Digg homepage.

Fox News Crashes MethodShop's Web Server
Fox News

The Donk

So if you got an error page yesterday, we apologize. We’ve since redirected the Donk review to our mirror server to handle the traffic while we work on upgrading our servers. So feel free to check it out now. Thanks for your patience. Happy Donking!

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