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11/12/2014 04:55 pm ET

Man Attempts To Jump On Top Of A Shark Because Of A Dare (VIDEO)

Just as we were getting over the man who attempted to surf on top of a dead whale, a video of a similar stunt has emerged, sparking a discussion about harassing animals.

In the latest video, a man named Brett is dared by his friend to jump on a tiger shark swimming near their boat. Brett accepts the challenge and jumps in. (Spoiler alert: He fails.)

The big takeaway here is that jumping on a shark -- or any wild animal for that matter -- can injure the animal and cause it stress, but as The Dodo pointed out, tiger sharks may also experience a temporary paralysis known as tonic immobility, which can occur when a person touches the area around a tiger shark's eyes.

Also, word on the street is that shark bites hurt.

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