Get schooled in shark with these Shark Week facts

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By: Jared Cotter | Dave Hanson | Frenchie Aguilh Posted: 6:17 PM, Jul 20, 2017

Each year Shark Week captivates millions of TV watchers around the globe – and for good reason. The cool, scary, fascinating, fishy creatures have been on Earth for literally millions of years! If you need a crash course in shark awesomeness before Shark Week gets started this Sunday, let Jared Cotter school you in all things shark – by the numbers.

30 Years: How long Shark Week has been entertaining shark fans.

As long as someone else is getting up close to the sharks while I do the learning, I'm interested.

2016: The year that, for the 1st time ever, footage of a Great White Shark napping was captured.

Awww! Who's the fiercest shark in the sea? You are! You are, little Great White!

25 Degrees: How much Great Whites can raise their body temperature, allowing them to hunt in colder waters.

That is commitment…I'd be the one shark, like, "Raise my body temperature? But it's so hot! Forget it, I'm going to Seaburger King."

15 Minutes: How long sharks can go into a hypnotic state if you pet sensors near their noses

Cute, right? This is also how long it takes me to go into a hypnotic food coma state after a few too many slices of pizza…not so cute.

37 Feet: The length of the largest shark – The Whale Shark

The tiniest shark? The Dwarf Lantern Shark, coming it at just 6 inches.

22,000 Pounds: How much food Great White Sharks eat per year


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