From The Lighter Side

Snuffy: The Story Behind the Seal – Shark Week promo

Discovery Channel’s Shark Week 2013 campaign, featuring “Snuffy the seal” continues with a third promotional video. The latest Shark Week ad appears to be a VH1 “Behind the Music” style parody chronicle Snuffy’s rise and fall.

Responses to the “Snuffy” promotional videos on Discovery’s YouTube channel have been mixed. Some viewers have expressed that they think the videos are humorous, while other have criticized the videos as being in poor taste. However, the ads do seem to be creating some “buzz” for this year’s edition of Shark Week, which is likely the primary goal of the ad campaign.

Shark Week 2013 begins on August 4 at 9 p.m. (8 p.m. central) on the Discovery Channel.

What are your thoughts on the “Snuffy the seal” ad campaign? Sound off in the comments below!

SyFy delivers up another shark-themed horror movie – Sharknado

This Thursday, SyFy will be serving up yet another original shark-themed horror flick. Sharknado features…well, sharks and tornadoes along with the type of special effects that viewers of SyFy original movies have come to expect. The film’s cast includes Ian Ziering (90210 supporting cast member) and Tara Reid.

Sharknado premieres July 11 at 9/8c on SyFy.

Did a shark decapitate a large crocodile in South Africa?

An article from the UK-based tabloid The Sun suggests that a shark might have been responsible for killing a crocodile whose severed head washed ashore on a beach in St. Lucia, South Africa. While The Sun reports that “local experts” believe a “massive shark” killed the crocodile, the report does not give any other details supporting the claim.

According to The Sun, Neale and Brigitte Cary-Smith discovered the head while walking their dogs on the beach and believe that a shark was responsible.

The article does go on to say that other locals believe the crocodile might have been killed by poachers.