World’s Strangest

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Who Stole Jaws?

The iconic image we associate with the movie Jaws was painted by Roger Kastel. who has a few other blockbusters movie poster credits. Kastel was assigned the job of making the shark on the novel’s cover more realistic for the paperback version. To research his new assignment, Kastel went to the Museum of Natural History, whose [...]

Did humans evolve from sharks ?

New research suggests we evolved from a primitive species of shark that lived 300 million years ago. Acanthodes bronni is now believed to be the commo…

Vegetarian Shark Eschews Meat

Florence is a nurse shark who lives in an aquarium in Birmingham, UK. She’s a strict vegetarian. Even when her caretakers wrap fish in lettuce, she turns away from it. Instead, she competes with other herbivores for plants: Florence’s mouth is filled with razor-sharp, serrated teeth designed for demolishing fish and crustaceans. Instead she uses them for [...]

11 Amazing Sharks You Should Get to Know Better

by David Shiffman David Shiffman is a Ph.D. student at the University of Miami’s Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy, where his research focuses on shark behavior, ecology, and conservation. Make him feel welcome! Quick—think of a shark! What did it look like? Most people are only familiar with the sharks that make the news for [...]

I Have One Simple Request and That Is to Have Sharks with Freakin’ Laser Beams

It’s taken fifteen years, but Dr. Evil’s dream has finally come true. In April, marine biologist and TV personality Luke Tipple attached a 50-milliwatt laser emitter to the dorsal fin of a lemon shark. Can the shark control the laser beam? Not yet. The march of technological progress is a slow one. But we, the human [...]

11 Album Covers Re-imagined with Clipart

The album cover meme is bound to jump the shark soon. In the meantime, there’s a fun tumblr called Clipart Covers. On the blog, they say “Classic (and not so classic) Album Covers in Clipart and Comic Sans”. Below are my 11 favorites but there are dozens more, so be sure to check them out. [...]

It’s a Shark-Eat-Shark World Down There

Photo: Image: Daniela Ceccarelli It may be a dog-eat-dog up here, but down in the oceans, it’s a shark-eat-shark world. Daniela Ceccarelli of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies snapped this [...]

Plush Shark Hat

Plush Shark Hat – $19.95 Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Are you still looking for the perfect gift for your favorite man-eater. Get them the Plush Shark Hat from the NeatoShop. This adorable plush hat is shaped like a ferocious man-eating shark with super cute buggy eyes. Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for [...]

Meet the Snot Eel

Uh-oh! This shark has been slimed! The hagfish is also called the snot eel for a good reason. If attacked, it instantly oozes slime from its pores that teach a predator to never try that again. Watch this scene in action at National Geographic. Link -Thanks, Marilyn!

9 awesome Hotel Pools

Many of the pools in this list are spectacular because of their location or view, but the pool at the Golden Nugget Hotel in Las Vegas has a shark aquarium in the middle of it! The salt-water aquarium is separated from the swimming area, but only by glass -and they even have a water slide [...]