|Shark week prank at Finsbury Park in London|
This somewhat dull prank features a few ordinary folks enjoying a peaceful row through Finsbury Park lake in London when they are met with a large dorsal fin moving directly at them. If this sounds like something out of JAWS, well, I think that was the point.
The stunt was set up using a hand-carved polystyrene fin mounted onto a 3m tubular frame, with internal ballast and flotation devices. The prop was created by BAFTA award-winning art director and special effects designer Jamie Campbell.
We could say more, but the 1 minute video is self-explanatory. As for the other recent pranks, we have the animatronic shark at a London fishmonger which was used to promote Sharknado 2. And prior to that, Shark Week put out a prank video supposedly showing a bull shark in Lake Ontario.
Photo is a video screenshot.