Shark Week Turns 25: Don’t Go in the Water, Again

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A great white shark photographed in Mexico.

It’s August, and as if we don’t have enough going on this summer (hi, London Olympics!) it’s also time for everyone’s favorite annual orgy of ichtheology, Shark Week. It’s been 25 years since our friends at the Discovery Channel first launched their week of special shark-themed programming, and since then we’ve spent a lot of time compiling some of our favorite aspects of our least favorite maritime predator. Click here for the Top 10 Unforgettable Shark Moments.

And if you want to cut right to the chase, here’s some sharks with frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads.