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(YouTube)   Guy straps on a GoPro and jumps off a cliff into the ocean. Since it's Australia, though, that's not deadly enough, so he lands right next to a Great White Shark (Not safe for work language)   (youtube.com) divider line
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2014-06-13 6:06:05 AM  
If it's fake, it's a good one.


/expects Kimmel to unzip out of shark suit
 
2014-06-13 7:04:21 AM  
I'm jealous, I've been scuba diving a bunch of times and never seen a shark. I've never been to Australia though.
 
2014-06-13 7:13:29 AM  

PreMortem: If it's fake, it's a good one.


/expects Kimmel to unzip out of shark suit

 
2014-06-13 7:18:03 AM  
If Fark has taught me one thing, it is this: I will live and die on this planet without ever setting foot on that continent.
 
2014-06-13 7:20:40 AM  
Ok..I'm cracking up...lol
 
2014-06-13 7:34:18 AM  
Well I would have filled my shorts.
 
2014-06-13 7:35:45 AM  
 
2014-06-13 7:39:14 AM  

August11: If Fark has taught me one thing, it is this: I will live and die on this planet without ever setting foot on that continent.


You will live on this planet until you set foot on that continent.
 
2014-06-13 8:24:23 AM  
Well fark me, I just looked up where this is and I've dived there. I like sharks but damn.


PreMortem: If it's fake, it's a good one.

 
2014-06-13 8:24:30 AM  
I call shenanigans
 
2014-06-13 8:28:32 AM  
The video needs to end about 10 seconds earlier.
 
2014-06-13 8:40:25 AM  

Into the blue again: I call shenanigans


Yah; fake. Underwater camera work is way too good for one strapped to the head of someone panicking at a shark.
 
2014-06-13 8:43:01 AM  
I am feeling like this is a highly composed fake.  Shark sighting occurs the moment AFTER he hits the water.  You would just need to do splice/cuts when he goes from above water to under water, and something like after effects to put the arms in there.
 
2014-06-13 9:01:31 AM  
I'm the first to roll my eyes at all the calls of, "Fake!", but it is fake.  Watch carefully from 0:55 to 1:01 or so.  The shark is in the center, then flits to the left...ok, lots of camera movement so that's fine....then the shark is still on the left from an entirely different perspective. Definitely more than one clip spliced together there.  Well done but not perfect.

(Acting was bad too.  I like how the girlfriend has virtually no reaction whatsoever.)
 
2014-06-13 9:03:36 AM  

karmachameleon: I'm the first to roll my eyes at all the calls of, "Fake!", but it is fake.  Watch carefully from 0:55 to 1:01 or so.  The shark is in the center, then flits to the left...ok, lots of camera movement so that's fine....then the shark is still on the left from an entirely different perspective. Definitely more than one clip spliced together there.  Well done but not perfect.

(Acting was bad too.  I like how the girlfriend has virtually no reaction whatsoever.)


It's also clear on viewing again that there are two different sharks depicted - just look at the markings.
 
2014-06-13 9:10:09 AM  
Fake.
 
2014-06-13 9:13:41 AM  
It does seem to take him an awfully long time to swim that short distance. Something seems a bit....fishy.
 
2014-06-13 9:22:53 AM  
Jeez....even God helped to prevent people from escaping that penal colony.
 
2014-06-13 9:27:56 AM  
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I mean seriously - who the hell has time to scream underwater?
 
2014-06-13 9:34:50 AM  
Why is it always, ALWAYS a great white shark? Are there no other types of sharks anywhere?
 
2014-06-13 9:39:17 AM  

Tim$ter: [www.elegantmess.net image 300x240]
I mean seriously - who the hell has time to scream underwater?


I've screamed underwater just to see if it is possible, but I think this is easy to fake.  Take footage from tv, splice it to when he is looking under water.
 
2014-06-13 9:43:19 AM  
"OMG, guys, I swam into human, barely escaped"
"yeah, right"
 
2014-06-13 9:55:04 AM  

DecemberNitro: Why is it always, ALWAYS a great white shark? Are there no other types of sharks anywhere?


Top 10 deadliest sharks to humans...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOGFCsHiUvc
 
2014-06-13 9:59:11 AM  

DecemberNitro: Why is it always, ALWAYS a great white shark? Are there no other types of sharks anywhere?


Or if you don't feel like watching a stupid video...

This is better. I couldn't deslide it though.

http://www.discoveryuk.com/web/sharks/Photos/ten-deadliest-sharks/
 
2014-06-13 10:00:25 AM  

Gunther: Underwater camera work is way too good for one strapped to the head of someone panicking at a shark.


yuuuup.
 
2014-06-13 10:03:51 AM  

danielscissorhands: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOGFCsHiUvc


jesus, that guy sounds farking retarded.
 
2014-06-13 10:13:30 AM  
Wondering how a GoPro in the waterproof case picked up sound that well
 
2014-06-13 10:29:02 AM  

karmachameleon: I'm the first to roll my eyes at all the calls of, "Fake!", but it is fake.  Watch carefully from 0:55 to 1:01 or so.  The shark is in the center, then flits to the left...ok, lots of camera movement so that's fine....then the shark is still on the left from an entirely different perspective. Definitely more than one clip spliced together there.  Well done but not perfect.

(Acting was bad too.  I like how the girlfriend has virtually no reaction whatsoever.)


I'm the opposite. I get tired of "FAKE!" comments for every video uploaded, along with the laundry list of the totally plausible points of the video that the commentor consider proof that the video is faked.

But in this case, from the moment the jumper surfaced to the sound of his friend shouting, "Shark! Shark!" in a way that didn't sound natural, I assumed it was fake, and from that point it just seemed more fake as it played out.

Especially stupid is that the guy stopped, twice, and filmed very steadily underwater, instead of just heading to the shore as fast as possible. The shark only appears when the camera has been under water long enough to clear any disturbance at the surface, making it easy to edit in the footage against the clean background.

Then there's the fact that the YouTube account is "DoveMenCare" or whatever. Another video created to get the word out about how men need special labels on their Dove products so they won't feel like pussies for buying "lady soap." Clearly this fits into the "macho" image they want their product to have.
 
2014-06-13 10:33:36 AM  
lostcat:

Then there's the fact that the YouTube account is "DoveMenCare" or whatever. Another video created to get the word out about how men need special labels on their Dove products so they won't feel like pussies for buying "lady soap." Clearly this fits into the "macho" image they want their product to have.

I just went back and checked, and it wasn't on the Dove account, I misread the screen (on a tablet). The ad I got was for Dove Men, so directly below the video is a box for the ad. A little confusing if you don't usually pay attention to that sort of thing.
 
2014-06-13 10:55:37 AM  
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2014-06-13 11:02:37 AM  

karmachameleon: karmachameleon: I'm the first to roll my eyes at all the calls of, "Fake!", but it is fake.  Watch carefully from 0:55 to 1:01 or so.  The shark is in the center, then flits to the left...ok, lots of camera movement so that's fine....then the shark is still on the left from an entirely different perspective. Definitely more than one clip spliced together there.  Well done but not perfect.

(Acting was bad too.  I like how the girlfriend has virtually no reaction whatsoever.)

It's also clear on viewing again that there are two different sharks depicted - just look at the markings.



So, what you're saying is that there were two sharks?!!  That dude is really lucky that one of them didn't have him for lunch.
 
2014-06-13 11:03:27 AM  
back in 86 or so I was in Hawaii... stationed in Pearl Harbor, our ship was moored at the Alpha Docks at Hickam AFB.. I had just bought some scuba gear shortly after passing my course and decided to do some snorkeling just off the docks.. water was real clear..  it was amazing to see just how much crap gets tossed over the side of a ship while at port.. lots and lots of soda cans (I know there were a fair share of mine there as well) an old camera... a bike..  it was starting to get real interesting just looking at all the junk.. of course I was constantly looking out for Hammerheads as it was one of their favorite areas.. not so much around the dock.. but in the mouth of the harbor... when out of nowhere this barracuda came right up to me.. face to face its mouth opening and closing showing off those real impressive teeth... must have been huge.. of course I couldn't tell ya.. I was freakin scared outta my wits at that moment.. they are not usually alone.. I blinked and he was gone.. mind you.. it was VERY clear water and I couldn't even see where he went.. that freaked me out majorly...

I tell ya.. it must have been a good 6-8 feet from the surface of the water to the top of the pier... I cleared that easy to land on my butt ripping off the fins and mask.. my buddy said I was so white that it looked like all the blood had left my face.. I was hyper ventilating.. that was the first and last time I ever seen one of those things.. it was also the last time I went into the water there.. I don't remember when I did with all that new gear.. but I know I never used it again.. I am from Michigan.. we do NOT have those kinds of fish around there.. lol  the funny thing was.. I was aware of sharks in the area.. and was ok with it.. but a lone barracuda? oh no..
 
2014-06-13 11:29:23 AM  
Seen plenty of sharks in the Caribbean and off California while diving.  They're curious and will check stuff out, but that one was only interested in what made the big splash.

In some places off the Bahamas, a lot of boats have been feeding them frozen chum to attract a show for the tourists.  Now it's common to find sharks waiting for you as soon as the engine shuts off, kinda like big pigeons.  With really sharp teeth...
 
2014-06-13 11:31:21 AM  

Kazahmish: but a lone barracuda? oh no..


'Cuda are the freakiest fish out there.  They just hang near you, watching with those big eyes... and those big teeth that protrude out of their mouths....  You swim away, and there they are, just watching...

Remora are worse, though, when they try to attach.  Damn ugly things.
 
2014-06-13 11:34:59 AM  
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2014-06-13 12:24:40 PM  

Galloping Galoshes: Kazahmish: but a lone barracuda? oh no..

'Cuda are the freakiest fish out there.  They just hang near you, watching with those big eyes... and those big teeth that protrude out of their mouths....  You swim away, and there they are, just watching...

Remora are worse, though, when they try to attach.  Damn ugly things.


There's something about the way that barracuda just hang there, as though there is no current and they don't have a car in the world, that is very unsettling.

I've never run into a remora.  I didn't know they would try to attach, but a brief GIS proves otherwise.
 
2014-06-13 1:52:16 PM  

Fish in a Barrel: Galloping Galoshes: Kazahmish: but a lone barracuda? oh no..

'Cuda are the freakiest fish out there.  They just hang near you, watching with those big eyes... and those big teeth that protrude out of their mouths....  You swim away, and there they are, just watching...

Remora are worse, though, when they try to attach.  Damn ugly things.

There's something about the way that barracuda just hang there, as though there is no current and they don't have a car in the world, that is very unsettling.

I've never run into a remora.  I didn't know they would try to attach, but a brief GIS proves otherwise.


They might have had a Plymouth.
 
2014-06-13 2:43:09 PM  

Galloping Galoshes: In some places off the Bahamas, a lot of boats have been feeding them frozen chum to attract a show for the tourists.  Now it's common to find sharks waiting for you as soon as the engine shuts off, kinda like big pigeons.  With really sharp teeth...


not so CSB

I was in the Bahamas a few years back and got dragged on a half-day snorkeling trip (I get massively sea sick so this was not my first choice). The boat made 4 stops, and the last one was to swim with sharks -- which was the only part was really excited about. During the first stop I gashed my shin open on some coral when I got caught in the trough of a wave (it was really windy). Every time I got back in the water it would start bleeding again. When we got to the stop with the sharks, the boat captain asked why I was staying on the boat. I explained that the blood coming out of my leg might be an issue, and his response was: "eh, it will probably be ok."

I didn't swim with sharks.
 
2014-06-13 3:14:37 PM  
"Here, hold my Fohstehs..."
 
2014-06-13 3:32:11 PM  
funnily enough, the most obviously fake part of the vidio, is everything before the dive.

it's just too neat... too perfect. a touch of shake, no meandering shots to risk losing your attention
 
2014-06-13 4:24:15 PM  
yeah, Reddit debunked this a couple of days ago. Other than the markings I think the big giveaway was the type of shutter used, global vs rolling. If I remember correctly the Gopro uses a rolling shutter and the video in question was determined to be shot with a global shutter... which come on much more expensive video cameras. I'll see if I can find the thread in question.
 
2014-06-13 4:29:39 PM  
Fake - You'd never see the shark under the water without goggles

/Every movie with an underwater fight screen makes me cringe
//You can barely see anything in the pool, let alone seawater
 
2014-06-13 4:50:52 PM  
The friend shouts, "Shark! Shark! Behind you!"

Not, "Dude (or the jumper's name), get out of the water now!" I personally would have found this more realistic.

The jumper turns in the direction that his friend is pointing and starts swimming that way.

When the shark comes into view, he "screams" underwater. Why would anyone do that? My first reaction would be to move away as quickly as possible, not open my mouth underwater and scream, and stay relatively still as a shark approached.

He then makes exaggerated swimming motions back towards the shore, but doesn't seem panicked at all, which doesn't fit in with the underwater scream. He even stops and goes back under for another look-see. Anyone really freaked out would have bee-lined for shore like crazy and not stopped until all limbs were clear of the water.
 
2014-06-13 5:19:34 PM  

teenuc: Fake - You'd never see the shark under the water without goggles

/Every movie with an underwater fight screen makes me cringe
//You can barely see anything in the pool, let alone seawater


I agree to this statement.
 
2014-06-13 5:40:25 PM  

dj_spanmaster: "Heeah, hold mah Fohstehs..."


FTFM
 
2014-06-13 6:20:02 PM  
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2014-06-13 6:28:56 PM  

FlashHarry: Gunther: Underwater camera work is way too good for one strapped to the head of someone panicking at a shark.

yuuuup.


aayyyepp.  Also there was a significant lack of significantly more nsfw language.
 
2014-06-13 7:21:42 PM  
FAKE! The water would have been full of shiat if he was that close to a Great. Maybe Australian human poop is a real shark deterant.

And where was Darwin when we needed him? Could have thinned the herd in one bite.
 
2014-06-13 7:51:54 PM  

vernonFL: I'm jealous, I've been scuba diving a bunch of times and never seen a shark. I've never been to Australia though.


I saw a couple of little (3-4 ft) white tip reef sharks during a shore dive off of Kauai last Summer.
 
2014-06-13 8:45:27 PM  
Well done. He should have ran to his car in a panic and drove-off screaming for good measure.
 
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