Discovery is back at it again with our favourite week of programming, Shark Week! Be sure to checkout Discovery.com for this week’s lineup!
Shark Week, as you probably know, is one of our favourite times of year. It’s like early Christmas for us! For the last 24 years the Discovery Channel has sacrificed their entire weekly programming schedule to feed the sharks and our curiosity for these fascinating beasts. Streamed to over 70 countries around the world there is no doubt that Shark Week is a complete success. This compelling subject has attracted several celebrities to host Shark Week, including the MythBusters, Mike Rowe, Les Stroud, and most recently Andy Sandberg. With 23 seasons done, and many more to come, Shark week is the longest running cable program ever.
Shark Week has done a great job of spreading bona-fide information about Sharks to the general populace, dispelling mythology and folklore alike. Knowing more about sharks makes you respect them a lot more, and the more you respect them the more you know they’re an important part of the ecosystem and how horrific and disgusting shark finning is.
Shark week is a “must watch” in the fury household, and if we’re going to watch our favorite show you can bet that we’ll be watching on a crystal clear high-definition provider like Direct TV.
The last season of Shark Week, aptly named Relentless Fury is now available on DVD and the 20th anniversary collection is 4 discs of the most amazing footage of sharks you’ve ever seen. Both make an excellent Christmas gift to the shark lover in your family.
Seriously, don’t do it! You’ll find out why after this video (as if you didn’t already know), but be warned some of it’s very graphic.
Dave Marcel is an experienced deep-sea diver and shark lover. On routine diving tours, he likes to attract the generally-docile nurse shark over, and invites people to give them hugs and kisses. Aww. Only this time he went for the lips. And then the obvious happens.