First Lady of the United States failed to break a bottle of champagne against the hull of the USS Illinois on the first take at the launching ceremony.
The accident occurred on Saturday at the solemn ceremony of the launch of a new Navy submarine at a shipyard in Connecticut. Michelle Obama christened the submarine in honor of her home state — "Illinois" — and broke a bottle of champagne against its hull.
Unfortunately, it took the first lady three takes to break the bottle. And if it fails to break on the first try, it is considered an omen of misfortune among marines. Many link grievous fates of such vessels as Legend, Aurora and even Costa Concordia to bad luck that followed them after the bottle didn't break.
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