Happy last day of Shark Week! See if you can ID these species from their pictures . . . or if you'll be sleeping with the fishes.
Seems like all the secret shark fans come out of the woodwork (or coral reef?) come Shark Week. Sure, I've tuned in for some of the programming then got a bit sad that the sweet species would fade away 'til next year. So what do I do when I get sad? I go shopping!
First off, I'm loving the tank ($39) patterned just like endangered whale sharks or the printed vest ($47) to make an even brighter statement. Since I can't get enough of accessories, the shark's jaw ring ($28) is an alternative to the dare to dream necklaces featuring several teeth ($210), several strands ($300), or a solid gold tooth ($975) instead. Find out more about the items on my wish list and where to buy them by clicking on the Polaroids above!
Until the 16th century, sharks were known to mariners as "sea dogs" — perhaps that's why this kitty stares down that fish! Regardless of what you call them, peep my five picks to bring the cartilaginous creatures to your cute pets in honor of Shark Week!
Today the Discovery Channel kicks off its 20th annual Shark Week bright and early at 9:00 AM with "Paradise for Predators: Sharks of Palau." As far as shark programs go, this sounds like one I could handle: "Journey to Palau and meet the people and their deep connection to sharks. Members of a local shark clan help shed light on why certain villages believe the sharks are gods. Have sharks and humans learned to accept each other over the centuries?"
That sounds like relatively safe fun, as opposed to, say, "Anatomy of a Shark Bite." I get squeamish with some of this stuff, but I can also understand the thrill of exploring such fascinating and famously dangerous animals. How about you? Do you make like "30 Rock"'s Tracey Jordan advised Kenneth to do and "live every week like it's Shark Week"?