Alan Funt, creator of “Candid Camera”, was on an airplane with his family that was hijacked. All of the passengers recognized Alan Funt, and thought it was a skit. No one took the hijacking seriously, until the plane was diverted and actually landed in Cuba. source
In his new book, Candid Creatures: How Camera Traps Reveal the Mysteries of Nature, out this month, Roland Kays takes us inside the world of camera traps, compiling over 600 photographs from camera traps set up by individuals and research groups around the world. They are incredibly helpful for researchers and scientists, but also sometimes capture silly, unguarded moments. See more.
The funniest reactions were those of irate Gazans who grabbed the
provocative Israeli before them and started beating him up, and the
canned laughter loved those scenes. Some of the violent responses
immediately followed the appearance of the blue Star and David between
two parallel lines; others emerged following an exchange with the
actors, in a clothing store, on a soccer field, on the street in front
of a warehouse. Each time, the actor under attack, occasionally under a
mob attack, would start yelling, “It’s a hidden camera” and urged the
crew members to save his life.
But there were less violent, and more introspective reactions, too,
when the subject would enter a lengthy argument with the two actors over
their proposal that he become Israeli, for instance, because Israel is a
mighty superpower. Unaware of being on camera, several subjects stood
up to declare their fealty to their nation and their faith, expressing
their anger at the provocation.