You may not have noticed amidst all the excitement and hoopla at London’s Olympic Stadium last night, but as the summer games ended another summer tradition began—Shark Week.
Yes, it’s time for us all to brush up on our random shark knowledge. These terrors of the deep are back for another week long celebration of humanity’s fascination with fear and the morbid.
And considering this is its 25th year, it’s also a testament to our ability to watch the same thing over and over again.
What is it that keeps us watching (other than our fascination with fear and the morbid)?
Who knows, but watch it we do. It’s a ritual of summer, a reminder of our own mortality. Plus, sharks are awesome, and we need something to watch now that the Olympics are over.
Happy Shark Week!
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