There's a special pleasure in seeing other people getting scared to high hell. Admit it, every time there's a new collection of photos from haunted houses, they're just amazing to watch in action. It kind of comes with the territory though. You're paying to get that scare and those haunted houses tend to deliver, usually.
But scares don't have to be limited to places where scares are expected. You can get spook-pranked pretty much anywhere. In fact, you'll probably freak someone out way more if you scare them in a place they least expect it. Cause let's face it -- the biggest scare is the unknown. There's a reason jump scares are so prevalent in horror films. They just work!
Which is probably why this virtual shark tank exhibit at the Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. museum managed to convince this guy he was going to die for just a second. His heart probably skipped two or three beats there as he faced impending doom via a giant shark. We could think of worse ways to go out but you've got to feel bad for this guy as he probably regretted tapping on this shark tank glass almost instantly.
And no, I'm not exaggerating, just take a look at his face at the end of this clip.
You gotta love how he looks at the camera as if to say, "I almost died!" or "please tell me you have spare underpants." He'll probably never do that again though.
People obviously loved his over the top reaction.
He started a conversation about that hidden urge some people have to expressly do things they're not supposed to.
He is the patron saint of all of us who cannot resist the "DON'T PUSH THE BUTTON" sign and I love him.— Harriet Flashman (@HarrietFlashmam) October 29, 2017
Oh, I couldn't resist either. I pressed it. It set of a not very loud alarm and a flashing red light for a few seconds.— Veronica K. B. Olsen (@VeronicaInPink) October 30, 2017
The spooked-out dude shouldn't feel too bad. He isn't the only one who's been mercilessly scared by the digital shark.