Life is full of little disappointments.
But the worst are the ones which were preceded by fantastic anticipation.
Think Y2K or... Crystal Pepsi.
This is what's known as 'anticipointment' -- and the Discovery Channel delivered a world of it Sunday night, when their much-hyped 'Eaten Alive' special ended in Paul Rosolie abandoning his stunt to be devoured whole by an anaconda after only his head was swallowed.
Of course, this wasn't the first time something didn't quite meet expectations, as made very clear with the examples above.
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