WARNING: This post is about Tuesday’s episode of “Lost” (Season 6, Episode 5). It will discuss some plot details, often known as “spoilers” by people who don’t watch TV in a timely fashion.
“…eye of newt and cauldron bubble.”
In Tuesday’s episode of “Lost,” wild forest-woman Claire (Emilie de Ravin) catches hunky Korean Jin (Daniel Dae Kim) in a steel bear trap, mangling his leg and rendering him unable to walk. But get this: that bear trap was, like, TOTALLY BOGUS, according to certified bear trap experts:
[Rich Butera of Oneida Victor Animal Traps] says the scenario is highly unlikely due to the size of the trap: It’s far too small to get someone at the ankle. “You might catch a shoe, but you’d never be able to get the leg in there that high,” Butera says…
What’s more, you’d never be able to use a piece of rebar to pry open a real bear trap, as Claire does in the episode. “That is not going to happen,” Butera says. “I weigh 220 pounds, and I can stand on one foot and jump up and down and I bet I wouldn’t be able to move it more than 2 inches.” [...]
Tom Parr of the North American Trap Collectors Association agrees… He thinks the bear trap was made especially for the production of Lost. “The jaws look hefty, but the springs look real thin,” he explains. “I bet you it doesn’t have a real heavy power. You would not want a real one on your leg.”
Yeah, that’s really where the show really LOST me (Get it? *hits self in groin*). I was cool with polar bears on a tropical island and the sentient cloud of particulate matter and the donkey wheel that moved an island to a different place in the ocean and two different planes crash-landing on the same island and time travel and a nuclear bomb that didn’t kill anyone but instead created alternate realities… but that fake-ass bear trap? I mean, COME ON. It’s like they’re not even trying.
(screen caps via Best Week Ever)
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