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These shark videos will teach you about more than just shark attacks. Learn about bull sharks, hammerheads and more in these shark videos at HowStuffWorks.

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This Day in History: Shark Week's Origin

To finish out our special coverage of Shark Week, join us for our final special episode where we look at the origins of the cable ratings juggernaut known as Shark Week.


To finish out our special coverage of Shark Week, join us for our final special episode where we look at the origins of the cable ratings juggernaut known as Shark Week.
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This Day in History: Shark Week's Origin

Have you heard that sharks like to eat people? This is patently untrue. Sharks don't eat humans and there are a lot fewer shark attacks than you might think. Learn why you should lay off sharks for once in your life right here.
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Don't Be Dumb: Sharks Eat People

In the first installment of our month-long special shark series, Josh and Chuck talk about Shark Awareness Day, an international holiday that raises awareness of the threats sharks face from humans.
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This Day in History: Shark Awareness Day

Touching a shark on the snout is not recommended, but it yields interesting results.
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Shark Week: Touching Sharks

A swimmer is attacked by a bull shark and dragged out into the deep.
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Best of Shark Week: Shark Attack Survivors

In this Discovery Channel clip, Les Stroud tests the power of lemon sharks by dropping realistic legs made of ballistic rubber into shark-infested waters.
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Shark Bites: Lemon Shark

In this Discovery Channel segment, Les Stroud does a bait test with lemon sharks to see which meat they tear through the hardest.
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Shark Bites: Lemon Shark Feeding

In this Discovery Channel video, Les Stroud dives in reef-shark infested waters with only a thin layer of chain armor to protect him.
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Shark Bites: Reef Shark

Tiger sharks are known as "living garbage cans." In this Discovery Channel video, Les Stroud finds out if their reputation is deserved by throwing a series of objects in the water.
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Shark Bites: Tiger Shark

A shark chomps down on a boy's leg in Sydney, Australia, and won't let go. This reenactment of a real shark attack from 1966 is featured in "Rogue Sharks," part of the Shark Week 2011 lineup.
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Shark Week: Shark Won't Let Go

Rodney Fox, determined to learn more about the creature that nearly killed him, creates the world's first shark cage. This scene is featured in "Rogue Sharks," part of the 2011 Shark Week lineup.
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Shark Week: Very First Shark Cage

A young girl is attacked while on vacation. In this Discovery Channel video, she reveals the actual footage from the day of the attack.
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Shark Bites: South America Shark Attack

Watch as this aggressive baby bull shark attacks the camera in this clip from Discovery Channel's "Bull Shark: World's Deadliest Shark."
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Bull Shark: World's Deadliest Shark: Camera Attacked

Bull Sharks often hunt for prey in shallow waters which increases the likelihood of human contact. Learn more about these predators in this clip from Discovery Channel's "Bull Shark: World's Deadliest Shark."
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Bull Shark: World's Deadliest Shark: Shallow Waters

Andy Samberg is Discovery's Chief Shark Officer for 2011.
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Shark Week: Shark Week with Andy Samberg

What are the odds you will be attacked by a shark?
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Shark Attack

Shark attacks are on the rise in Australia. What is causing the recent spike in shark related injuries and how can you avoid being bitten by one?
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Maneaters: Sharks

In this clip from Discovery Channel's "Air Jaws: Sharks of South Africa," a baby seal attempts to escape the clutches of a gang of great white sharks.
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Air Jaws: Sharks of South Africa: Shark vs Baby Seal

Do sharks prefer yellow? The MythBusters find out.
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Shark Week: If a Shark Had a Favorite Color

Tiger sharks have a reputation for being man-eaters, but are they really? Check out this video, brought to you by the Discovery Channel.
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How Tiger Sharks Work

Bull sharks are incredibly dangerous for a number of different reasons. Learn more about bull sharks with this video from HowStuffWorks.
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How Bull Sharks Work

Most beachgoers are on the lookout for sharks-- all too aware of their unseen threat. However, it wasn't always that way. Watch this video to gain a perspective on the fear of sharks, which is actually a fairly recent phenomenon.
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The History of Fearing Sharks

Find out why the shark population is on a steep decline on Planet Green's "G Word."
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G Word: Shark Population

In the northwest, the great white shark can make an appearance.
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Great White Shark Encounter

Can the hammerhead shark really detect magnets? Les Stroud puts this urban legend to the test in the following Discovery Channel clip.
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Shark Bites: Magnet Test

This Discovery Channel clip presents the story of a man who lost his arm to a shark, but lived to tell the tale.
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Shark Bites: Arm Loss

In this Discovery Channel segment, Les Stroud performs three dangerous tests to determine if sharks' appetites are driven by color.
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Shark Bites: Color Test

A cage diver is surrounded by sharks off the coast of Durban, South Africa in the fateful summer of 1957/1958, which saw seven attacks along the coast. This recreation is featured in "Killer Sharks," part of the 2011 Shark Week lineup.
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Shark Week: Scary Cage Dive

Epaulette sharks are tested to understand their unique ability to survive with very little oxygen.
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Low Oxygen Shark Test

Before Jeremy Wade can go after a fresh water shark, he needs to know how to catch a saltwater shark. Seeing this bull shark up close makes you realize how much you wouldn't want to run into one. Watch this video from Animal Planet's "River Monsters."
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River Monsters: Bull Shark

Great white sharks are infamous for attacks on swimmers and surfers. Check out this story of a great white attack in this video, brought to you by the Discovery Channel.
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How Great White Sharks Work

In 1957, Julia Painting suffered a severed arm in an extremely vicious shark attack at Margate Beach.
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Shark Week: Viciously Attacked

Les Stroud wants to see if sharks are attracted to foods that humans eat. See if sharks have an appetite for ham, turkey and beef in this Discovery Channel video.
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Shark Bites: Bait Test

A boy gets caught in the wrong place at the wrong time during "Black December," a famous rash of shark attacks that made Durban, South Africa notorious in 1957. This recreation is featured in "Killer Sharks," part of the 2011 Shark Week lineup.
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Shark Week: Go Out Further.

On the shore, the scientists examine the bull shark up close and realize that since this shark is male, there are more sharks looming in this South African river.
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River Monsters: Bull Sharks in South Africa

When sharks explore their world, they test things out by biting gently. The sharks don't want to risk ruining their sharp teeth. Learn more in this clip from Animal Planet's "Up Close and Dangerous" series.
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Up Close and Dangerous: Curious Sharks

Jeremy Wade finally gets the fish he is after, a shark living in fresh water. It may be just a baby, but that means that the sharks are breeding in the river! Watch this video from Animal Planet's "River Monsters."
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River Monsters: Fresh Water Shark

Surfer Megan Halavais is the latest victim of the shark attacks in Salmon Creek Beach, California.
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Shark Week: Surfer Girl Attacked

In this Discovery Channel video, a relaxing vacation in the South Pacific is cut short when a group of friends is attacked by a shark.
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Shark Bites: South Pacific Attack

In this Discovery Channel video, shark behaviorist Dr. Erich Ritter is attacked and almost loses his leg.
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Shark Bites: Attack Caught on Film

In this Animal Planet clip, a shark attacks and mutilates a large fish.
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Killer Clips: Shark vs Big Fish

On Animal Planet's "Fooled by Nature," we learn about the most famous teeth on Earth: shark teeth. Sharks have a massive bite with many rows of teeth. They even have teeth on the surface of their skin.
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Fooled by Nature: Shark's Teeth

When two friends' curiosity tempts them to catch a spinner shark, one gets too close and feels the sharp sting of a 120 pound Spinner Shark clamp down on his hand. Watch this clip from Animal Planet's "Untamed and Uncut" to see what happens next.
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Untamed and Uncut: Spinner Shark Bite

Florida Aquarium staff learn how to work and swim among sharks as part of the aquarium's dive program, which also gives guests a chance to get up close and personal with the predators. Jorge Ribas visits the reef.
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Animals: Shark Diving 101

Jeremy gets a call about a shark attack and rushes off to find out what happened. What he sees is a stark reminder that these sharks truly are river monsters!
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River Monsters: Bitten by a Bull Shark

On Animal Planet's "Weird, True and Freaky," witness the brutal hunting methods of sharks, which, sometimes, include eating their own species.
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Weird True and Freaky: Shark Cannibalism

A man dives for abalone for a living, but one day his work is interrupted by a shark attack. Check out his story in this clip from the Discovery Channel.
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Shark Bites: Abalone Diver

Jeremy is on a quest to catch a thirteen foot bull shark for scientific research! He has one on the line; can he bring it in?
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River Monsters: Hooking a Bull Shark

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