25 reasons to get excited about Shark Week [Pictures]
Discovery's Shark Week -- one of the most successful and longest-running cable franchises ever -- kicks off its 25th anniversary celebration Aug. 12. Which got us to thinking: what makes sharks so special, anyway? Here are just a few suggestions, mixed in with some highlights of Discovery's new programming for the week.
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Close encounters are possible, but perhaps not recommended( Scott Calvert, The Baltimore Sun / October 16, 2006 )
Yes, you can pay to have a close encounter with a great white, protected only by the metal bars of a submersible cage. But when it comes to getting your shark on, paying close attention to Shark Week seems to make a lot more sense.