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Power Rankings: Sharks Are Awesome

by Ann Frazier & Casey Krygier /

Cool. Rad. Amazing. Magnificent. Impressive. Glorious. AWESOME! Yep, that's the word.

If Sharks weren't awesome then there wouldn't be an entire week dedicated to their awesomeness, right? Right.

Even though you may have learned a lot about Sharks this past week on TV there are a few key facts we think they left out. So we decided to rank some of the top findings about Sharks you may not have known.

8. Sharks have been living in the oceans for 450 million years.

Sharks have been living in San Jose for 750 million seconds.

7. Sharks are related to Rays.

We see you, Tampa Bay. 

Tweet from @RaysBaseball: You know it's #SharkWeek when Left Shark crashes the @pepsi Bottle Race.

6. They skate out of a giant shark head.

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: Often imitated, never duplicated.

5. Great white sharks have been known to jump out of the water up to ten feet to catch their prey.

So you want to stay at most five feet out of the water so it'll jump right over you.

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: .@TomasHertl48's got hops. #WorkoutWednesday

4. The largest Shark (an All-Star MVP) was measured at 6'9".

He's juuuust edged out by the whale shark, which grows as large as 60'0".

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: MVP!

3. The Sharks are back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back holiday video champions. 

Who knew that sharks would be the animal with the most holiday spirit? Us. We did.

Video: 2017 Sharks Tree-mendous Holiday Video

2. Sharks can be found in Australia, the Caribbean, South Africa, and San Jose.

They know nice weather.

1. Sharks can go through 30,000 teeth in their lifetime.

Is this fact talking about the hockey players or the animals? Yes. 

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