#FakeSharkWeekFacts has really taken off on Twitter. Topsy says that there have been more than 1000 #FakeSharkWeekFacts tweets in the last week. The most influential tweet comes from a planetary astronomer at UC Berkeley (wow!).
But that tweet is so last year (even if it holds the all time most influential crown). This year's most influential tweet (so far) comes from George T. Probst of The Dorsal Fin:
Sharks believe humans have medicinal properties, and often only bite off specific parts for use in traditional remedies. #FakeSharkWeekFacts— Alex Parker (@Alex_Parker) August 6, 2013
The Blogosphere is picking up on #FakeSharkWeekFacts, too. Here are some stories I've found, please add more in the comments section if you find them:
Tiger sharks don't think Frosted Flakes are good. They think they're grrreat! #FakeSharkWeekFacts— George T. Probst (@GeorgeProbst) August 13, 2014
The Insightful Panda: REALLY Shark Week? – From Megalodon to ‘Submarine’, Discovery Channel’s Fake Documentaries Continue
Ad Age: Debunking Discovery's Shark Week Is a Rising Cottage Industry
The Improper: Discovery's Shark Week Getting Torn To Shreds by... Scientists?