For the city of Silver Spring, Md., "Shark Week" doesn't stop when the TV is off. Every year, a great white shark affectionately known as Chompie takes up residence on Discovery Communications' headquarters.
If it works for bears, can it work for sharks? If you're swimming alone, it might not be the best idea. But if you're surrounded by scores of thrashing swimmers, playing dead might help you escape the shark's notice.