Imagine that you took this video of a smallish ape doing parallel bars on a rope bridge somewhere in Central America, and that you’re posting the video on TikTok. The action speaks for itself, but a thought occurs: “Maybe some viewers won’t understand that in a monkey-infested jungle this kind of thing can occur. Maybe it’ll help if I add a caption that underlines the obvious?”

And so you type “this was a crazy moment caught on camera”. Which means that it’s no longer a crazy moment now that it’s on TikTok, right? It was only crazy while it happened. And if I don’t explain that a camera was involved, people might…well, what would they think? Better to remove all doubt.