Meet University of Texas student Jacob Weaver. He's big man on campus down in Austin thanks to this ridiculously weird staring video, titled "Stare of the Gator."
Weaver, a member of the BYX Christian fraternity, teamed up with Pearce Murphy, his fellow fraternity brother, to make the video for a talent show that the group was planning.
“We all knew about "Gator's" talent – being able to hold a blank stare for a really long time,” said Murphy in an email.
Murphy filmed stranger’s reactions to Weaver, who walked up to random people and gave a long, blank stare with the tune of the song “Stop and Stare” by OneRepublic playing in the background.
“I used to do it to my teachers to freak them out,” said Weaver. “Most of the reactions were like, ‘Can I help you?’ and then moved on to the ‘What is he doing?’ face.’”
"I used to do it to my teachers to freak them out. Most of the reactions were like, ‘Can I help you?’ and then moved on to the ‘What is he doing?’ face."
Weaver got his nickname when a fraternity brother compared him to a character in the movie “The Other Guys.” The movie character wasn’t afraid to ask for women’s phone numbers even though he didn’t fit the stereotype of a “ladies man,” said Weaver.
Everyone has a talent. I'm just not sure this one gets him too many phone numbers from the ladies at bars on Sixth Street.