Shark Week: Endings and (Bad) Jokes… you’ve been warned.

Byline: Colton Snodgrass, Discovery Education Student Advisory Board, Shark Week 2012

And now, we come to the saddest day in this event’s 25-year history. Shark Week ends today and we will all have to go on with our uneventful lives as we struggle to make it to next year. (Keep an eye on the Shark Week 2013 Countdown here!) However, let us look on the bright side of our time with Shark Week: the learning experience! Yes! That is what I was thinking too! To wrap up my last blog posting for Shark Week, I think that it is appropriate to speak of Discovery’s amazing job, for the past 25 years, with Shark Week. What would we do without it? Would we even be able to look forward to anything in the coming years?

Think to yourself what your favorites were about Shark Week this year. For me, It had to be the tidbits of interesting information within the Shark Week website. Discovery really strives to not only present an audience with entertainment, but also provide them with practical knowledge. The detailed and very informative lists gave me plenty of confidence when it came to erudite information on sharks. Also, I am most appreciative of the privilege to blog about Shark Week! It was fun to be able to express my ideas, and comments about what the Discovery Channel had to offer this week. I hope you had a “Sharktastic” time watching Shark Week this year! Now time to end it with some shark jokes that are particularly painful. . . (I can’t take credit or blame, as these are not mine….)

What is a shark’s favorite sci-fi show?
-Shark Trek

Why did the shark cross the Great Barrier Reef?
-to get to the other TIDE

What is a sharks favorite kind of car?

2 comments… add one

  • monica November 8, 2013, 7:33 pm

    i dont know a sharp car

  • O January 16, 2014, 1:05 am

    heres some:
    Q:What kind of shark is always gambling?
    Q:What was Shark Elvis’s biggest hit?
    A:You Ain’t Nothin’ But A Houndshark
    Q:What was the shark’s favorite pre-Hitler era German film?
    A:The Cabinet of Dr. Cali-shark-i
    I don’t get how this one is a joke:
    Q: Why do sharks sometimes attack people?
    A: There are many theories about why sharks sometimes attack people. Some attacking species, such as the Great white shark, may be confusing a human for a seal or other prey animal; this would be typical in the case of an attack against a surfer. The shape of a surfer lying on a board closely resembles a seal from beneath the surface. Also, sharks have sensory organs on their nose to pick up electrical signals, such as those generated by muscles when moving. Often the shark that attacks a human will make only one bite and then go away. This behaviour has many possible explanations, one being that humans don’t taste good (or at least, as good), or are lacking the necessary fat, and another being that sharks normally make one swift attack, and then retreat and wait for the victim to die, or exhaust itself, before it comes back to feed. This protects the shark from injury, especially tooth loss, from a wounded and aggressive target; however, it also allows humans time to get out of the water and survive. Another theory is that the electrical receptors, which pick up movement, do not pick up the same signals from a wounded human as they would a wounded seal, and so they are more cautious. In fact, it has recently been shown that surfers do not give off the same electrical signals as seals, or it is thought there would be far more attacks.


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