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Megalodon: Myths and Misinformation

From Modern Mythology:

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There is an 85 foot shark lurking in the depths off the Cape, and it’s Photoshopped as hell.

For many of those that caught the Sharknado meets Blair Witch atrocity of MegalodonWil Wheaton’s comments probably feel familiar – this very discussion occurred in the room as we watched with mild amusement and growing disgust – as it raises a larger question of where the burden of responsibility lies for stations such as Discovery or the History Channel, which has aired any number of dubious “documentaries.” (Whatever it was, It Was Aliens.)

Why bother getting upset about yet another stupid “found footage” fake documentary passed off as real? Isn’t that pretty much par for the course on cable these days?

And then I realized why I was (and am) so angry: I care about education. I care about science. I care about inspiring people to learn about the world and universe around us.

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