Friday, 22 July 2011

Shark Frenzy

A memorable quote from "Jaws" is this one:
[about to go looking for the shark]
Brody: "On the water?"
Hooper: "Well, if we're looking for a shark we're not gonna find him on the land."

Well, they couldn't have been more wrong...

1. This shark-shaped clearing can be found near Wallabi Point, New South Wales, Australia

2. The Headington Shark
The shark became the most famous resident of Headington when it was attached in August 1986. The sculpture, labelled "Untitled 1986", was erected on the 41st anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bob on Nagasaki. Created by John Buckley, it is made of fibreglass, weighs 200kg, is 25 feet long and has survived to this day.

3. Discovery Channel Shark Building
In celebration of Shark Week 2010, Discovery Channel's office building in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA was transformed into a giant shark. Five inflatable pieces (head, two side fins, dorsal fin and tail) were hoisted into place by a crane and tied down with cables and ropes. If it were real it would be about 446 feet long and weigh about 84,000 pounds.

4. The Mako Shark II
The Mako Shark II show car made it's first appearance at the New York International Auto Show in April 1965. Chevrolet actually created two of them, only one of which was fully functional and its concept influenced the redesigned Corvette of 1968. The original Mako Shark was retroactively called the Mako Shark I.

5. Seabreacher X
This amazing vehicle can dive under water, roll from side to side,  jump 12ft into the air and has many resemblances to a white shark. It includes a dorsal fin, gaping jaws, rows of dagger-sharp teeth and measures 16.5ft in length which is almost identical to a shark's length.

See Mako gets everywhere....!

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