What has two dorsal fins, three rows of razor-sharp teeth and a nefarious sense of humor? This guy.
With viewers in the 20 millions, Shark Week made serious social waves over the past week. Each summer, the Discovery Channel dedicates a week's worth of programming to the infamous predator. This year marked the 25th anniversary of the televised event, which meant shark fans were not only glued to to the TV, but also to social media conversations.
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As part of the celebrations, Discovery Channel partnered with Mythbusters to build "Sharkzilla," a real-life replica of a megalodon, a prehistoric shark thought to be big enough to tear into a T-Rex. Mythbusters also aired its own special, which explored common shark-related folk tales. For example, is it really the best idea to prevent a shark attack by punching the animal in the nose? Turns out the team has settled the myth before.
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The data is courtesy of Trendrr, which measures social media activity related to specific television shows (e.g. mentions, likes, check-ins) across Twitter, Facebook, GetGlue and Miso. To see daily rankings, check out Trendrr.TV.
This story originally published on Mashable here.