With fake documentaries about “Megalodon” and “Submarine,” the Discovery Channel has turned Shark Week into a source of misinformation about sharks. But it wasn’t always like this. Discovery also owns Animal Planet which shows programs like “Finding Bigfoot.” So this isn’t that surprising, just sad.
The cameraman and a friend were busy enjoying the delights of the deep when the largest fish on the planet got a little too close for comfort. Whale sharks only eat plankton and very small fish but the diver, after being warned by his friend, was understandably terrified and let out a scream when he saw the opened-jawed animal coming straight for him.
A video showing a dog desperately trying to save fish that have been seemingly caught by fishermen is fast going viral. Not realising that the fish are dead, the dog tries to splash water on to their bodies – seemingly in an attempt to save them. This dog is more civilised than 60% of earth’s population.
For a group of Florida divers, every week is Shark Week. Mickey Smith and Robert “Cameron” Nimmo are featured this week in a short GoPro video titled, “Petting a tiger shark.” The footage is incredible, revealing a surreal scene beyond Jupiter, involving a large tiger shark moving gracefully through azure waters as it approaches the divers to be fed and gently touched.
Finnish mentalist Jose Ahonen is back playing tricks on dogs in a hilarious new video that presents the hungry hounds with a magical hot dog. ‘Today we are going to find out how dogs react to levitating wiener,’ he introduces before materialising the hovering sausage. Some are immediately disturbed and back away, others bark uncomprehendingly, and a few don’t care whether Ahonen is defying the laws of gravity as long as they can get a bite of the salty treat.
If you don’t want anyone to see you crying over an online video, now would be a good time to start chopping onions. A touching video posted online shows a family giving their grandpa a puppy to comfort him after the death of his wife of 63 years. Belgian man François Vermeir, 85, was grieving the loss of his wife Jeanne after her sudden death on July 26. In an effort to comfort him, his great-granddaughter Lisa selected a Yorkshire Terrier puppy to give him. “To give him energy and the courage to continue his life, we gave him this present,” his grandson Davy Vanhaesendonck wrote.
In the end, it will not be bombs or bullets that do us in as a species, but bears. And, judging by the footage coming out of Jefferson Township, New Jersey this week, that end is extremely nigh. You see, the bears—they have learned to walk. I wonder if someone could mistake a bear walking like this for Big Foot? Shout out to Rubén Ros for the submission.
The Cornellskop Animal Training Farm in Cape Town, South Africa is a place where all kinds of animals live together while training to perform on TV and in movies. But just because they all live on the same land ‘in harmony’ doesn’t mean that the dogs suddenly forget that the lion cubs can easily tear their throats out with one bite.