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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You never know who a shark might encounter( William West, AFP/Getty Images / August 20, 2010 )
Shark Week 2002 included various celebrities (including Baltimore's own Julie Bowen) jumping into the water with sharks. We'll bet you can think of a few celebrities who would benefit from a shark encounter. Any or all of the Kardashians are the first to come to mind...