The 30th annual Shark Week on American TV has just aired, and it just so happens that Old Master Q is no stranger to great shark encounters.
Let’s see what lessons we can learn from some of OMQ and friends’ most memorable encounters.
1) OMQ is Terrified of Sharks
Old Master Q has probably watched Jaws one too many times. Now when he sees an iconic dorsal fin coming near him in the water, he will swim as fast and as far away as he can through water and land just to get the hell away to safety.
2) Not Just the Tip
If you see a tiny dorsal fin in the water, there may be much, much more to that fin below!
When you’re fishing and your lures aren’t working, be wary before hopping in the ocean to take matters into your own hands. Your lures may be attracting something vicious!
4) Some Sharks Just Wanna Have Fun
Perhaps some sharks mistake themselves for dolphins or orcas at the waterpark. Despite their ferocious teeth, these fun-seekers just want to greet you with an entertaining nose bump!
5) Feeding Frenzy
Sharks are always motivated to eat, even if they are full. Studies show that sharks could start a frenzy in reaction to high amounts of stress around the water.. stress that could be caused by injured fish caught by fishermen! They’ll start to swarm and look for the easy prey to eat!
Be careful where you choose to fish. Don’t let your beautiful fishing day turn into your worst nightmare!
6) Objects in Rear View are Smaller than they Appear
When you’re scuba diving and wearing a flat mask underwater, things will appear closer and over 30% bigger than they actually are due to the refaction that the mask creates with the reduced light in the environment. (science!)
Or maybe OMQ’s forgetting to breath and the lack of oxygen is just getting to him.
Either way, OMQ is a big scaredy cat whenever he sees a shark shape of any dimension!
7) Sharks are Catchable Too
Remember that one time Mr. Chin tried to save OMQ after he flew into the ocean? He ended up catching a shark with his inner tube!
8) Basking Sharks
While basking sharks are known to be solitary animals, spending 90% of their time deep underwater, they could swarm in groups of 1000+ at the water’s surface for feeding. Basking sharks have large, gaping mouths but they mainly feed on plankton, so OMQ can safely play frogger over these swarms in times of emergency!
9) Mr. Chin has a Bigger Appetite than a Great White
Sharks may be mean and tough, but if they mess around with Mr. Chin, they had better think twice about it. He’s got a bigger appetite than Jaws! While shark meat can eaten as raw sashimi, Mr. Chin should watch out for the potentially high levels of mercury in shark meat which is dangerous for your health.
10) Sneaky Sharks
Great white sharks may be huge, and reach sizes of over 6 meters, but they can be eerily sneaky. Beware when all the creatures you’ve been fishing for have suddenly disappeared. A great white could be right behind you!
(Or perhaps they could be Ghost Sharks?)
11) Apparently, Some Sharks are Land Sharks
When you tease sharks in their natural habitat over and over again, you’ll aggravate them enough to want to leave the water just to get a taste of your pesky flesh. Apparently after numerous attempts of making fun of sharks, OMQ still hasn’t learned his lesson that all sharks are could be land sharks!
If you want to learn more about different types of sharks, and how big they can get, check out this cool chart!