How Do Sharks Feel About Shark Week? I Asked One.

With Shark Week rapidly approaching, it's time for shark fever.

I like to start the week by watching the worst movie in the Jaws franchise - Jaws 3-D. I work my way backward, finishing with the original by the end of the week. Along the way, I binge watch whatever shark-inspired dramatizations The Discovery Channel throws at me. But I always wonder, amidst the shark attack footage and divers in chain mail diving suits, "How do sharks feel about Shark Week?" Fortunately, I was able to ask one.

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See Mick Jagger's Hilarious Monty Python Promo

Also watch Charlie Watts completely steal the show.

Leave it to revered British comedy legends Monty Python (or what's left of them) to pull off one of the cleverest publicity stunts in recent memory. To publicize their recently-announced 10-show reunion tour, the surviving members of Monty Python recruited no less a celebrity than Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger, along with his brilliant sidekick, Charlie Watts.

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Earth is Older and Wetter than Previously Thought

We always suspected she was lying about her age.

This week scientists made two surprising discoveries about the hunk of rock on which we all reside, and from whose boiling Archean seas all life bubbled forth. It now turns out that our home planet is significantly older than previously thought, and may contain vast oceans of water deep beneath the surface.

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7 Ridiculous Celebrity Product Endorsements

Some things just don't need to be sold - ever.

Celebrity branding and endorsements have been at the cornerstone of advertising since the birth of capitalism. Some have celebrated huge successes from the popularity of Air Jordans to the catchy Britney Spears jingles for Pepsi, while others have backfired like Kirstie Alley for Jenny Craig. And then there are some celebrity endorsements that just don't work ... ever.

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Free Will May Be an Illusion

New study connects free will to electronic "background noise."

From the moment we arise in the morning to the moment we drift into unconsciousness at night, everything we do is a result of a choice we've made. From what to have for breakfast to how to respond when provoked, our actions are own, because we have free will. Or so the theory goes. New research from the University of California, Davis suggests that free will (like human consciousness itself) might actually be an illusion.

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Sex Crimes Roundup

Springtime has lots of people getting into big f@$#ing trouble

Spring is the season of rejuvenation, of new life, of sex. Birds do it, bees do it, even plants and trees do it. And when people do it, they get up to all kinds of ridiculous trouble. We're not talking about the truly disturbed folks, like the pedophiles, or the teachers who seduce or are seduced by their students. Those people are acting on some dark, disturbed, desires that are anything but sexual.

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