It’s the end of July, and you know what that means…
I haven’t been able to go out as much in recent weeks because of job interviews here and there that I’ve had to prepare for (yay for me). Interviews give me anxiety, so usually a part of me dies on my drive back home. Fortunately for me, I’ve been able to dispel some of last week’s stress by having heart attacks watching this week’s epic episodes of people messing around with sharks.
I’m not someone who particularly likes violence or blood of any sort on TV or film, but for some reason, Shark Week is manageable. Maybe because it’s informational for the most part, and I really enjoy watching informercials.
Here are a few things I have learned about these badass fish:
Try not to wear yellow when swimming in shark-infested waters.
In an experiment to test which colors attracted sharks the most, scientists dressed three dummies in a black, red, and yellow wetsuit. The sharks went to town on dummy #3.
If you ever get in a fight with a shark, try to punch it in the eyes or gills.
Punching anyone in the eye will repel him away, and I’m sure if someone punched you in the lungs, you’d leave him alone too.
Share your catch when you spearfish.
When spearfishing, sometimes, a shark will want to help you with your load. Do not be stingy with what you caught. Sharing is caring.
Magnets repel sharks because it overloads their electrosensory system.
Every surfer or scubadiver should have a large magnet as a part of their safety gear.
Learn to lower your heart rate.
Sharks will attack a critter with a higher heart rate, so if you can get your heart rate down as you panic and thrash about in the water, not only will the shark chomp on something else, you’ll save some money because you won’t need to buy a magnet.
Sharks can’t swim backwards.
I know I don’t have any teeth or claws or tough skin to protect me or any legitimate way of saving myself if I were to get down with a shark, but at least I can move in more than one direction!
If you haven’t caught an episode, tune in to the Discovery Channel. It runs till tonight.
Happy Shark Week!