Discovery's annual celebration of sharks has arrived. Our week-long marathon of scintillating shark programming begins Sunday July 30, with specials premiering at 9 p.m. ET daily through August 4.
Dirty Jobs' own Mike Rowe will host this year's event, which kicks off with his two-hour special "Dirty Jobs: Jobs That Bite." The night concludes with the one-hour special "Dirty Jobs: Jobs That Bite Harder." Both programs will be available on DVD soon.
Check out these fun facts about the gigantic, inflatable Great White that invaded Discovery headquarters (pictured above):
- It's 446 feet long, 200 feet wide, and 112 feet tall
- It has the correct proportions of a Great White Shark
- It took 6.65 miles of fabric to create the inflatable fish
- And 36.7 miles of thread to sew him together
- If it were real, the shark would weight about 84,000 pounds
Get in the "biting" spirit with the latest DVD releases and cool classics, plus a unique selection of shark toys. Here are my top picks:
- MythBusters: Jaws Special DVD
- Shark’s Revenge Slide: Available Saturday. Hurry, limited quantities!
- Radio-Controlled Robotic Shark
- Primal Scream DVD
- Jaws of the Pacific DVD
Have fun shopping!