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Shark Week Mascot Answers PEOPLE Editors' Most Pressing Questions

Shark Week Mascot Answers PEOPLE Editors' Most Pressing Questions

Originally posted 08/10/2014 06:30PM

Squid guts, puns about fins, nightmares – we can only be talking about one thing.

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They've Got Bite! Watch Sharks Attack Scientists' Robot

They've Got Bite! Watch Sharks Attack Scientists' Robot

Originally posted 08/07/2014 11:50AM

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute filmed great white sharks attacking their cameras

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A Show of Strength: American Muscle's Mike Barwis Helps People Walk Again

American Muscle's Mike Barwis Helps People Walk Again

Originally posted 07/23/2014 06:00PM



Mike Barwis is a complicated fella. As one of the world's top strength-training coaches, Barwis – who is the focus of Discovery's new sports docuseries, American Muscle – can often be seen reducing 300-lb. NFL linemen to quivering, sobbing and vomiting wrecks with his insanely grueling workouts.

"How many people have I made vomit? I don't know if I can count that high," the raspy-voiced Barwis, the former strength and conditioning coach of the University of Michigan's football team, tells PEOPLE. "I push people to the wall and sometimes that involves ... well, a little upset stomach."

But there's another side to Barwis, who can squat 700 lbs. and bench-press over 450 lbs. When he's not training Olympians or some of the nation's top pro athletes at his gym in Plymouth, Michigan, he's putting in countless hours (often for free) each week helping people with debilitating medical conditions regain the use of their legs.

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