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Jackass-Style Shark Stunt Goes Horribly Wrong
New York Post ^ | January 14, 2014 | Greg Stolz

Posted on 01/14/2014 6:20:57 PM PST by DogByte6RER

tiger shark photo: tiger shark tiger_shark.jpg Jackass-style shark stunt goes horribly wrong

It was a Jackass-style stunt that nearly turned around and bit Australian adrenalin junkie Shaun Harrington – or rather mauled him.

Harrington, 27, and fellow forever-clowning twin brother Dean decided to go “cage diving” with sharks off the Gold Coast, which is Australia’s answer to Miami, last weekend for an extreme video shoot for their surfing and fishing clothing label, fittingly called The Mad Hueys.

But the cage wasn’t the jaws-proof reinforced steel type typically used by shark divers – it was a flimsy $50 bird cage Shaun planned to put on his head.

Not surprisingly, things turned awry when an eight-foot-long tiger shark caught by a professional fisherman lunged at Harrington after he jumped into the ocean off with only the bird cage for protection.

Yelling in terror, he was forced to use the cage to fend off the shark and scramble back onto the boat.

“It was heavy – its scared the s–t out of me and I thought I was a goner,” Harrington said yesterday.

“We were just having fun but it turned crazy.”

Harrington said his brother surprised him by telling him they were going on a “B-grade shark fishing tour.”

“He pulled out the bird cage and told me ‘this is the cage we’re going to use and we’re going out there to find a shark,’” he said.

“I said ‘no way!’ but we were out there and the first line our mate pulled up had an eight-foot tiger shark on it still thrashing around.

“I jumped into the water and was swimming with the cage and the next thing I knew, the bloody thing was coming at me.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Local News; Miscellaneous; Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: assclown; australia; jackass; shark; tigershark
quint photo: quint 8765 270px-Robert_Shaw_as_Quint_in_the_m.jpg Here's to drinkin' with bootlegged women!
1 posted on 01/14/2014 6:20:57 PM PST by DogByte6RER
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jaws gif photo:  yuyum.gif
2 posted on 01/14/2014 6:22:09 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

I do not feel sorry for people who go do this and wind up getting messed up. You mess around with animals in their house, the end result is obvious.


3 posted on 01/14/2014 6:29:15 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: DogByte6RER

bootlegged?


4 posted on 01/14/2014 6:30:38 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: DogByte6RER

Re your pic: Quint slides down the poop deck.


5 posted on 01/14/2014 6:32:17 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: DogByte6RER

"They're gonna need a bigger cage".

6 posted on 01/14/2014 6:32:23 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: DogByte6RER

It’s your charter Chiefie.


7 posted on 01/14/2014 6:32:56 PM PST by MrNeutron1962
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Wonder if they had Darwin Insurance....you know, the insurance designed to make your stupidity profitable for relatives and friends.


8 posted on 01/14/2014 6:37:58 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (It's difficult to differentiate between a hog calling contest and a Senate rollcall.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Indianapolis Speech. Shaw edited it himself.
9 posted on 01/14/2014 6:42:07 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: DogByte6RER

You just can’t fix stupid.


10 posted on 01/14/2014 6:47:08 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: DogByte6RER
Here's to drinkin' with bootlegged women!

I thought it was bow legged women, but I could be wrong.

11 posted on 01/14/2014 6:52:59 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71a)
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To: DogByte6RER

One thing I’ve always wondered with these Jackass, Scare Tactics, etc shows where there’s a hidden camera with outrageous situations that they put normal people in (way more than the old Candid Camera) is what exactly would happen if they ran into someone who had CCW. I mean, I couldn’t blame a guy for firing away if he thought a Sasquatch that had just killed three campers was crashing through his RV door.


12 posted on 01/14/2014 6:55:13 PM PST by chargers fan
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To: DogByte6RER
“We were just having fun but it turned crazy.”

Ummmmmm. Yeah.

Adrenaline junkies. Bleah.

13 posted on 01/14/2014 6:59:40 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Anti-Complacency League! Baby!)
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To: Mark17
Here's to drinkin' with bootlegged women! I thought it was bow legged women, but I could be wrong.

No, you are exactly right.

14 posted on 01/14/2014 7:01:21 PM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: DogByte6RER
things turned awry when an eight-foot-long tiger shark caught by a professional fisherman lunged at Harrington after he jumped into the ocean off with only the bird cage for protection.
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so a shark that was already caught got pissed at a guy jumping into the ocean with a birdcage on his head and lunged back into the ocean after the guy? Where's a cellphone camera when you need one?

...btw, Captain Quint is my all time favorite movie character. Robert Shaw could flat out act. Where did he come up that character?

15 posted on 01/14/2014 7:01:33 PM PST by bramps (Mark Levin: Would Christie, McConnell, and Boehner repeal obamacare? Not a chance!)
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To: Vince Ferrer

“They’re gonna need a bigger cage”.
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Great line!


16 posted on 01/14/2014 7:02:21 PM PST by bramps (Mark Levin: Would Christie, McConnell, and Boehner repeal obamacare? Not a chance!)
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To: Mark17

You are right


17 posted on 01/14/2014 7:06:57 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: bramps

YOLO...


18 posted on 01/14/2014 7:07:23 PM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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To: LibertarianLiz; yldstrk
No, you are exactly right.

Actually, I knew that. I was just trying to be diplomatic. Did it work?

19 posted on 01/14/2014 7:10:11 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71a)
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To: bramps
“...btw, Captain Quint is my all time favorite movie character. Robert Shaw could flat out act. Where did he come up that character?”

Paraphrasing a borrowed Quint line.. “Obama goes to the White House? Valerie Jarrett goes to the White House with him? Farewell and adieu....”

20 posted on 01/14/2014 7:11:21 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Vince Ferrer

21 posted on 01/14/2014 7:12:52 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
I watched the making of Jaws on Discovery channel and they say that say that Shaw was three sheets to the wind much of the time. The other actors didn't know if he would make it through the scene.
22 posted on 01/14/2014 7:57:52 PM PST by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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To: RetiredTexasVet
Wonder if they had Darwin Insurance....you know, the insurance designed to make your stupidity profitable for relatives and friends.

In any case they moved into contention for the top Darwin award (awarded to those people who have managed to turn back evolution) of 2014.

23 posted on 01/14/2014 8:01:02 PM PST by immadashell (The inmates are running the asylum.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Gee, Shaun, I’m very sorry you are stupid. It must be a burden on those of average or better intelligence around you.


24 posted on 01/14/2014 8:09:12 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: DogByte6RER

I think you mean bow-legged women...as in the notoriously bawdy popular song from many years past which I won’t repeat here for the sake of decency.


25 posted on 01/14/2014 8:09:42 PM PST by driftless2
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To: DogByte6RER

"...Anti-shark cage. You go inside the cage? Cage goes in the water, shark's in the water, our shark? Fairwell and ado to u fair Spanish ladies, fairwell and ado u ladies of Spain...."
26 posted on 01/14/2014 8:16:08 PM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Billthedrill

I had a chance (and privilege) to spend a few hours in conversation back in the early nineties with the man who was the ship’s doctor on the USS Indianapolis when she went down.

What struck me was he said he became a very religious man, but to that day so many years after the event, he couldn’t even say the Lord’s Prayer (because they had simply been saying it over and over again for days on end while in the water).

But what struck me even more was the intensity of his reaction nearly fifty years after the event. As he spoke, he became extremely emotional, his face became beet red, and he was extremely distressed. When I said “Please...don’t talk about it anymore” because I could see how upset he was, he insisted “No, I don’t talk about it much...never, really...”

I have seen emotional veterans, but the raw and powerful emotion was a shock to me.

Completely understandable, given his story.


27 posted on 01/14/2014 8:28:24 PM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Is birdcage on a head kind of like a pancake on a bunny?


28 posted on 01/14/2014 8:36:35 PM PST by Magnum44 (I have had just about enough)
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To: vladimir998

GoPro - we encourage dumbasses to prove it!!


29 posted on 01/14/2014 8:39:08 PM PST by djf (OK. Well, now, lemme try to make this clear: If you LIKE your lasagna, you can KEEP your lasagna!)
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To: Magnum44

I think so!


30 posted on 01/14/2014 8:56:31 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZhodPIXSyU

Top Ten Quin Quotes from Jaws. Includes the ones above. And it IS ‘bow-legged wimmin’ (misspelling intentional)


31 posted on 01/14/2014 9:31:16 PM PST by PrairieLady2
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To: rlmorel
"I have seen emotional veterans, but the raw and powerful emotion was a shock to me."

A few years ago I was talking to a WWII Vet. He had been a Machinist's Mate in the Navy. He was sent ashore to assist the Marines during the invasions to fix vehicles that were damaged. His face showed the strain and horror, and I knew he couldn't talk about it. I dropped the subject.

32 posted on 01/14/2014 9:36:28 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: bramps
...btw, Captain Quint is my all time favorite movie character. Robert Shaw could flat out act. Where did he come up that character?

IIRC, Shaw was also a writer, and wrote many of the lines himself.

33 posted on 01/14/2014 9:40:38 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: bramps
...btw, Captain Quint is my all time favorite movie character. Robert Shaw could flat out act. Where did he come up that character?

Found this on Wikipedia: "Benchley had written Jaws after reading about sport fisherman Frank Mundus's capture of an enormous shark in 1964. According to Gottlieb, Quint was loosely based on Mundus, whose book Sportfishing for Sharks he read for research."

34 posted on 01/14/2014 9:45:45 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: rlmorel

Spending almost a whole week floating around in the ocean while most of the men are eatten by sharks could done that to a man.


35 posted on 01/14/2014 11:51:58 PM PST by packrat35 (Pelosi is only on loan to the world from Satan. Hopefully he will soon want his baby killer back)
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To: DogByte6RER

36 posted on 01/15/2014 12:55:34 AM PST by stlnative
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To: Moonman62

He was great as the Russian assassin in From Russia with Love.


37 posted on 01/15/2014 3:43:18 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Mark17

You’re right.


38 posted on 01/15/2014 12:31:26 PM PST by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: Mark17

It was swimmin’, too.


39 posted on 01/15/2014 2:31:12 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: windcliff; onedoug

Ping


40 posted on 01/15/2014 4:43:05 PM PST by stylecouncilor
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