Shark Week celebrates its 20th annual run this week hosted by Survivorman Les Stroud. The biggest Shark Week yet has fans of all ages and the press buzzing. Check out a recent article from the Washington Post. Then, discover thrilling Shark Week products.
“Rarely does a cable show about fish become a pop culture staple, but "Shark Week" has been on for 20 straight summers, which defies simple explanations about fads and freak-show hits and a certain Steven Spielberg film. There's apparently something prehistoric wired into the human fear complex about darkness and blood and things with teeth that combines with the modern neurosis that has us scaring ourselves silly with things that are highly unlikely to actually do us harm (sharks, serial killers, Yoko Ono recordings). Although neurology has yet to find this particular part of the psyche, we can tell you that 20 million people are compelled to tune in to at least part of the Seven Days of the Shark each year to get a fright.”