Stories like "Indiana Jones" and "Tomb Raider" always feature ruins where a mechanical trap is triggered by stepping on a button on the ground. Was a mechanism like this ever used in real life?

by TheGreenAlchemist

/u/SecondTalon has previously found answers about booby traps in tombs by /u/kookingpot and /u/toldinstone, among others.

More answers remain to be written.