Sharks: Slightly terrifying and endlessly fascinating
You'd think that after spending two full weeks strapped to the couch watching every moment of the Olympics we could find, we'd be ready for a break from the boob tube, but no. Because just as London's closing ceremony wrapped up, The Discovery Channel kicked off 'Shark Week', its annual primetime celebration of everything that makes us afraid of the beach.
Spending seven straight evenings watching toothy great whites leap out of the water did a number on our sleep schedule, but we saw it as a journalistic responsibility to keep watching so that we could bring you this collection of fascinating shark trivia we picked up watching Shark Week.
* Video: New images from Shark Week
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