Skip to comments.Jackass-Style Shark Stunt Goes Horribly Wrong
Posted on 01/14/2014 6:20:57 PM PST by DogByte6RER
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 Australias 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 wasnt 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 st 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 were going to use and were 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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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.
Re your pic: Quint slides down the poop deck.
"They're gonna need a bigger cage".
It’s your charter Chiefie.
Wonder if they had Darwin Insurance....you know, the insurance designed to make your stupidity profitable for relatives and friends.
You just can’t fix stupid.
I thought it was bow legged women, but I could be wrong.
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.
Adrenaline junkies. Bleah.
No, you are exactly right.
...btw, Captain Quint is my all time favorite movie character. Robert Shaw could flat out act. Where did he come up that character?
“They’re gonna need a bigger cage”.
You are right
Actually, I knew that. I was just trying to be diplomatic. Did it work?
Paraphrasing a borrowed Quint line.. “Obama goes to the White House? Valerie Jarrett goes to the White House with him? Farewell and adieu....”
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.
Gee, Shaun, I’m very sorry you are stupid. It must be a burden on those of average or better intelligence around you.
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.
I had a chance (and privilege) to spend a few hours in conversation back in the early nineties with the man who was the ships 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 couldnt even say the Lords 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...dont talk about it anymore because I could see how upset he was, he insisted No, I dont 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.
Is birdcage on a head kind of like a pancake on a bunny?
GoPro - we encourage dumbasses to prove it!!
I think so!
Top Ten Quin Quotes from Jaws. Includes the ones above. And it IS ‘bow-legged wimmin’ (misspelling intentional)
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.
IIRC, Shaw was also a writer, and wrote many of the lines himself.
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."
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.
He was great as the Russian assassin in From Russia with Love.
It was swimmin’, too.