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Every Pop-Culture Shark Ever – Ranked

UpdatePosted 08/12/2014 06:00PM

Just in Time for Shark Week, We've Ranked Every Pop-Culture Shark

Originally posted 08/12/2014 05:30PM

Sunday was the beginning of Shark Week on the Discovery Channel, an annual celebration of the awesome might of these elegant creatures of the sea.

But while Shark Week focuses largely on real sharks (well, real-ish) we wanted to commemorate the sharks that we enjoy the other 51 weeks of the year – the friendly and fearsome sharks that fill up our popular culture. Which pop-culture shark is best? And, just as crucially, which pop-culture shark is worst?

We'd write more, but like a shark, this post needs to constantly move forward or else it dies. Onto the list, below!

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POLL: What Did You Think of the Jaws Theme at the Oscars?

Jaws Theme Cuts Off Chatty Oscar Winners

Originally posted 02/25/2013 01:00PM

The message to Oscar winners on Sunday night? If you go over the allotted time, prepare for a shark attack.

The terrifying theme from Jaws greeted winners who took too long during their acceptance speech.

Life of Pi was the first movie to experience the infamous "da dum, da dum, da dum" notes when it nabbed the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.

The film's special effects supervisor, Bill Westenhofer, accepted the award and the music cut off his speech entirely as he tried to spread awareness about his company's bankruptcy.

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