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Why We’re Excited About Shark Week!

Discovery Channel's yearly celebration of fins'n'fangs is upon us, but what can we expect from it?

Beano Team
Last Updated:  July 23rd 2017

Weird mysteries!

There's a shark that returns to the same beach in California every 2 years to attack people, which is deeply mysterious (deeply, as in underwater)What is it THINKING?

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Athlete vs Shark!

Swimmer Michael Phelps has won 28 Olympic medals... but can he outrace a shark? It feels like, in real life, the shark would just eat Michael Phelps rather than try to beat him in a race, but still. Fun!

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Hammerheads are ridiculous, but of all the tools to have their heads shaped like, a hammer is probably the bestThe great Hammerhead Invasion is an in-depth look at these bonkers but awesome monsters

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Shark... twins?

In Return to The Isle Of Jaws, shark attack survivor Paul de Gelder dives with sharks (WHY WOULD HE DO THAT? THEY ATTACKED HIM LAST TIME) and discovers that some sharks might "twin off" and swim together all the time, which is adorable and terrifying

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The Rock's sort-of cameo!

Shark After Dark has people discussing all the shark programmes they've seen, and talking to people like camera operators to find out how they go about filming these dangerous creatures. interesting! AND there's also a cardboard cutout of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson!

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