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Sharks

Facts About Sharks

Facts About Sharks

Did you know that some sharks have been reported to live as long as 400 years? Us neither. Tune into this episode of Mental Floss‘ list show, as host Erin McCarthy shares 31 things you may not have known about these impressive Elasmobranchii.

Jaws Board Game

Jaws Board Game

The upcoming Jaws board game has one player as the titular shark while up to three other players step in the role of Quint, Brody and Hooper. The shark player will attack swimmers and the heroes’ boat, while the humans try to find the shark and anticipate its next attack.

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Maneater (Teaser)

Maneater (Teaser)

Maneater is an upcoming action RPG in which you assume the role of a man-eating bull shark. Your objective? Build your skills to become the most deadly predator in the ocean, as you chomp on sea creatures and humans alike. Coming soon to Steam.

Titanium Shark Multitool

Titanium Shark Multitool
$80  Buy Comment

LampsonFire’s hefty CNC-milled titanium pocket tool can be used as a pry bar, bottle opener, and a 6mm hex wrench. While other multitools offer more functions, they don’t look like a shark and Bullet Bill had a baby.

The Shark Tier List

The Shark Tier List

“There are generally no shark builds that can justify bottom tier.” TierZoo applies his eSports analysis on sharks, which have a couple of the most infamous builds in the real life meta. They’re proof that Blizzard is part of nature – they both take way too long to nerf OP stuff.

Chum the Dissected Shark

Chum the Dissected Shark
$60  Buy Comment

Made by Mighty Jaxx, Chum the Dissected Shark is here to teach you about the great white shark’s anatomy. Not only is half of this 13″ long plastic toy transparent, it has 20 detachable organs and cartilage bits, as well as its gnarly inner teeth.

Hammerhead Shark 2-in-1 Opener

Hammerhead Shark 2-in-1 Opener
$15  Buy Comment

This handy shark-shaped bar tool is ready to chomp down and pop open beer and soda bottles, and its head doubles as a corkscrew, so it opens wine bottles too. Available in brass, copper, or chrome finishes.

Watermelon Shark Server

Watermelon Shark Server
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The perfect way to serve up melon at parties. This ceramic watermelon-slash-shark will hold onto your fruit or other snacks, and is way easier and more permanent way to do it than carving one from an actual watermelon. You Martha Stewart types can try that instead.

Shark Cage Mishap

Shark Cage Mishap

If you’ve ever considered diving in a shark cage, you might rethink that after watching this video, in which a great white swam right through the bars, with a diver inside. Incredibly, the guy wasn’t injured, but we can imagine his wetsuit is a few shades more brown now.

Shark Sushi Plate

Shark Sushi Plate
$165  Buy Comment

You’re gonna need a smaller serving. AviCeramics makes beautiful serving stoneware plates that use an open shark’s mouth for condiments. Use it to hold sushi, wings, veggies and more. AviCeramics also makes a matching stoneware spoon that looks like a diver’s dismembered leg.

Shark & Diver Models

Shark & Diver Models
$39.50 ea | $79/set  Buy Comment

Designed by Matt Cavanaugh for Kontextür, these awesome vinyl models offer lots of points of articulation, and a fun and easy assembly process using plastic screws to attach their parts. The shark and diver each measure 14″ long when swimming.

Secrets of Shark Island

Secrets of Shark Island

The Revillagigedo Islands are known as Mexico’s little Galapagos – they’re small yet teeming with life, including dozens of endemic species. The Smithsonian explored the smallest island, Roca Partida, a diving spot known for its congregation of sharks, whales and more.

Jaws Bruce the Shark Mask

Jaws Bruce the Shark Mask
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Start Halloween early with the first officially licensed Jaws mask featuring the movie’s antagonist. Made by Trick or Treat Studios and sculptor Mikey Rotella, it has Quint’s hand and the diving tank that did it in in it’s mouth.

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Airbnb Shark Room

Airbnb Shark Room

Airbnb UK teamed up with the Aquarium de Paris to create the ultimate sleeping experience for shark fiends. The watertight, transparent walled room dangles inside a shark-filled tank. It’s being offered up to one lucky contest winner from 4/11-4/13/16. Enter to win here.

Shark Shirt

Shark Shirt
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Swim in shark infested waters without risk of losing a limb, with BetaBrand’s awesome shark-covered short-sleeve shirt. It’s made from 100% lightweight cotton, and box-pleated for a comfortable fit. The easiest way to see sharks if you’re landlocked.

Flying Great White Shark 2

Flying Great White Shark 2

While exploring shark behavior in Mossel Bay, South Africa, Skyler Thomas and White Shark Video came across a great white shark as it breached the water, capturing a moment that is at once awe-inspiring and terrifying. Skip to 1:36.

Sharkfin Soup

Sharkfin Soup

It’s rare to see more than one or two sharks from the shoreline, but Peter Selsey withnessed this scene of about 50 smooth-hound sharks sticking their fins out of the water as they fed on crabs at the RSPB Medmerry Nature Reserve in England.

Surfer Survives Shark Attack

Surfer Survives Shark Attack

The finals of the 2015 J-Bay Open in South Africa was canceled after a shark snuck up on finalist Mick Fanning. Fortunately Fanning’s flailing must have discouraged the fish and he was completely unharmed.

Great White Hopeful

Great White Hopeful

Hillary Rae and her friends went cage diving and got their money’s worth when a great white shark just went for it and tried to chew through their cage. This is one of the times when the line between “best” and “worst” is incredibly thin.

Funko ReAction Jaws

Funko ReAction Jaws
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Commemmorate the 40th anniversary of the first summer blockbuster with Funko’s ReAction figures, featuring Brody, Quint, Hooper and the great white shark himself. The Bloody Quint and Shark two-pack is only available at SDCC.

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Decoy Shark

Decoy Shark

(PG-13 Language) Wanna hear someone piss in their wetsuit? YouTuber Paul Whittaker and his friends were so enamored of a nearby shark when they went cage diving, they didn’t realize they were being checked out too.

Deep Blue

Deep Blue

Mauricio Hoyos shares this 2013 video of a huge and pregnant great white shark named Deep Blue, who’s about 20ft long and at least 50 years old. This was taken in Guadalupe Island, around the same time Discovery tracked Deep Blue.

School of Sharks

School of Sharks

It’s rare to see a single shark swimming in the water, so that makes this occurrence even more amazing, as an oil rig worker captured a large group of migrating sharks swimming together in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast.

See Sharks by the Sea Shore

See Sharks by the Sea Shore

Fins, fins everywhere. In this video taken by Donnie Griggs at the Cape Lookout National Seashore in North Carolina, a school of over 100 sharks can be seen feeding on blue fish right by the shore, along with a brave colony of seagulls.

Shark Week Debunked

Shark Week Debunked

Discovery Channel’s Shark Week used to be enlightening, but now the most we can expect out of it is a funny commercial. Vox summarizes how Discovery has been airing fake viral videos, news and documentaries to attract audiences.

The Shark Cam

The Shark Cam

A tough little REMUS-100 underwater vehicle was outfitted with several cameras by a team at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and captured some amazing footage of Great White Sharks doing what they do best.

Sharknado 2 (Trailer)

Sharknado 2 (Trailer)

Syfy returns with the sequel to its hit B-movie with a sequel that has New York City invaded by armies of airborne killer sharks. Yes, it looks horribly stupid, but isn’t that the point? Premieres 7/30. Also, we want a Sharknado video game.

Shark Week 2014: King of Summer

Shark Week 2014: King of Summer

Discovery’s Shark Week 2014 kicks off on August 10th. To whet our appetite for the deadly and awesome creatures, they put together a little commercial spot. We hope you enjoy it.

Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark

Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark

Syfy’s latest low-budget monster movie pits a massive, massively pissed-off real shark against a giant mechanical shark built to defeat it. Oh, and apparently sharks can fly now. Who will win this epic battle? The audience, that’s who.

Shark! Heat-Sensitive Mug

Shark! Heat-Sensitive Mug
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It’s a peaceful day of fun and sun at the ocean, when somebody has to show up and ruin the day by pouring a hot cup of joe and releasing a sea full of angry sharks. Though the dishwasher or microwave will kill them all.

Slow Motion Underwater Guns

Slow Motion Underwater Guns

In honor of Shark Week, Richard Ryan gives us some fascinating and artistic info, as he shoots hollow point and 9mm ammo underwater and presents it to us in the glorious slow motion.

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