Shark Week
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Remember that scene from that classic show Happy Days wherein Fonzie, played by Henry Winkler, was pulled by a speedboat then jumped over a shark-filled pool?

For Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week, the lovable but sometimes annoying pranksters of Jackass imitated the classic scene- LITERALLY. And the stunt, well, it ended about as well as you’d think.

Having already completed numerous wakeboarding stunts across a shark-infested area unscathed, Jackass vets Steve-O and Chris Pontius decided that Sean McInerney, aka Poopies, should try to jump over sharks on his wakeboard using a large ramp.

Unfortunately, McInerney had trouble sticking the landing and was bitten almost immediately by a shark on his arm after hitting the water.

Given the nature of the Jackass show and the insane stunts they perform, help was within arm’s reach (pun intended), and a tourniquet was tied to his injured appendage.

For Steve-O, who has become the undisputed Jackass champ over the years when it comes to gruesome injuries, he didn’t seem overly concerned.

“This was only one bite in one spot,” he said.

Pontius was more sympathetic, “It’s a reminder that, yeah, like, we are pushing it pretty hard,”

And McInerney? He’s not holding any grudges against the shark that bit him.

“I don’t blame the sharks at all. I mean, I was in their living room, and it was dinner time.”

Wise words for a Jackass. Wise words.



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