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  1. Weird

    Here’s What It Looks Like When a Hooked Shark Drags Your Kayak 12 Miles out to Sea

    Adam Frisk recently uploaded this video of an estimated 11-foot hammerhead dragging him 12 miles out into the ocean from the coastline. Frisk could have let go of the fishing rod at any time, but maybe he was too distracted by the second hammerhead following him to remember that.

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  2. Science

    Ye Olde Shark Nursery Discovered at Illinois Power Plant, Proves Prehistoric Sharks Migrated

    When someone says "Northeastern Illinois", most of us don't automatically think "Shark Nursery". Once again, science is proving most of us wrong.

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  3. Tech

    In Australia, Sharks Have Twitter Accounts to Warn Beachgoers

    You know how everything in Australia is trying to kill you? Apparently the solution is to get them all social media access so they'll never be able to sneak up on you again. At least, that's what a bunch of scientists working with an organization called Surf Life Saving Western Australia (SLSWA) seem to think.

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  4. Gaming

    Xbox One Will Be Guarded By Sharks In Lead-Up to World Wide Release

    We thought it wasn't going to get any weirder after "giant Xbox full of zombies" thing that Microsoft pulled two weeks ago. Apparently we were wrong. In anticipation for the gaming console's release across 10,000 countries, they stuck one of the Xbox Ones in a tank and are guarding it with sharks. No, really. Big ones.

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  5. Weird

    Live Every Week Like It’s Shark Week: Shark Swallowed By Larger Shark, Seriously

    When the Ocean Exploration, Remote Sensing, Biogeography lab team of the University of Delaware went out to remove tags from tiger sharks off the Delaware Bay, they found that one of those tiger sharks had eaten a dogfish, leading to the fairly disgusting image you see above.

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  6. Science

    The Best of Real Shark Scientist David Shiffman’s Ask Me Anything Reddit Thread So Far

    University of Miami marine biologist David Shiffman really loves sharks, but is super bummed by the state of this year's Shark Week -- so he decided to take questions about his life's work as part of Reddit's Ask Me Anything subreddit. Finally we're going to get some real answers from a real person who studies real sharks! And here are the best ones so far.

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  7. Entertainment

    Sharknado Sequel Given Title That’s as Dumb as You’d Expect

    Oh, Sharknado, what a ridiculous phenomenon you've become -- so much so that now The Asylum, a company known for their mockbuster films, is considered culturally relevant now. What's more, they're putting out a sequel -- and now we know what it will be called.

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  8. Science

    Got Actual Shark Questions? Ask Real Live Scientist David Shiffman In Tomorrow’s AMA

    Between the current criticism lobbied at this year's Discovery Channel Shark Week programming and the mysterious dead shark found in the New York subway the other day, people have a lot of unanswered question about sharks. Well, tomorrow you'll have somebody to turn to -- David Shiffman, a marine biologist who specializes in shark conservation.

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  9. Entertainment

    Watch Tara Reid Vaguely Attempt To Explain How Sharks Work For Discovery Channel [Video]

    And the mindless Shark Week programming keeps on coming! The other night on Discovery Channel's Shark After Dark, which I guess is like Talking Dead but for Shark Week, Sharknado star Tara Reid joined host Josh Wolf and co-star Ian Ziering to teach us literally nothing about sharks. Seriously, I know less about sharks now than I did ten minutes ago.

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  10. Weird

    Somebody Found a Dead Shark On a Queens-Bound NYC Subway Last Night

    Angry science junkies may have boycotted Discovery Channel for airing that completely bogus Megalodon documentary, but apparently the Universe won't allow us to let go of Shark Week so easily this year. Or, at least, this dead shark that showed up on the N train last night in New York City didn't. We're sorry, Shark Week.

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  11. Science

    Here are Some Actual Facts About Megalodon Since The Discovery Channel Won’t Give You Any

    As you all know by now, Discovery Channel ruined Shark Week forever by airing a fake documentary about fake Megalodon sightings by fake people. Let's pretend that they instead produced a real documentary about what Megalodons were actually like -- what would you have learned from it? Well, maybe some of these awesome facts.

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  12. Entertainment

    Third Sharknado Airing Sets Ratings Record for Syfy, Reaches More Viewers Than Actual Premiere

    When Sharknado first premiered to mediocre ratings and an unreasonably huge Twitter response, everyone claimed that it was the latest movie to suffer from Snakes on a Plane Syndrome -- a whole lot of online hype with little to no payoff. Well, tell that to the 2.1 million people who watched it on Saturday.

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  13. Entertainment

    Sharknado’s Getting a Sequel: This Must Be What Skynet Employees Felt Like

    Oh sure, we all laughed at the Sharknado trailer when we first saw it online. We live-tweeted the Syfy movie's premiere. We called it the greatest thing to ever exist without actually meaning it, because that's how ironic enjoyment works. Well, we have a lot to answer for, because not even a week after the first film dropped, a Sharknado sequel is now already in the works. Someday when what's left of humanity huddles together on post-Sharkpolcalyptic Earth to tell the story of our downfall, they will cite this moment as the beginning of the end.

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  14. Science

    THRESHER SHARK Used “Tail-Slap” Against SARDINE! It’s Super Effective!

    Thresher sharks have prominent tails that scientists believe are used in hunting. Exactly how they use their tails to hunt was never well documented until recently. A new study analyzed footage from multiple hunting events to better understand just how the sharks go about slapping sardines. Fun fact: The sharks tail-slaps are so powerful they can release dissolved gasses out of the water into bubbles.

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  15. Weird

    First Two-Headed Bull Shark Confirmed by Science as Actually Two-Headed

    Researchers at Michigan State University have confirmed that a two-headed bull shark discovered in 2011 is, in fact, exactly what it appears to be -- one shark with two heads, and not a pair of conjoined twin sharks. I mean, I guess I thought we could tell that just by looking at how freaky it is, but hey, good to know, right?

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