Comparisons of selfies and sharks, and of pretty much any pair of things, come out differently depending on how careful you are in making — or judging — the comparison. Gary Smith, of Ponona College, explains: We are now told that selfies are more than dangerous than sharks, with 8 deaths this year from shark […]
One of the first research projects to look at the possible indirect business effect of ominous music on sharks finds that there may be a there there. The study is “The Effect of Background Music in Shark Documentaries on Viewers’ Perceptions of Sharks,” Andrew P. Nosal, Elizabeth A. Keenan, Philip A. Hastings, and Ayelet Gneezy [pictured […]
As our informed readerbase will know, Killer whales (Orcinus orca ) are not fish. What then are the tax implications for ‘owners’ of killer whales – given that US tax law has specific regulations which differ considerably according to whether one owns a killer whale (a mammal), or a large fish, say a Great White […]
In honor or shark-swimming season (see below for implied date limits and locations), here’s the beginning of an essay by Richard J. Johns [pictured here], attributed by him to Voltaire Cousteau: How to Swim With Sharks: A Primer Forward Actually, nobody wants to swim with sharks. It is not an acknowledged sport and it is neither […]
“Sharks don’t get cancer”, writes William Lane again and again, in books and articles. Ah, but they do, writes Christie Wilcox.
Which styles of music might be best at representing an underwater silent menace? Specifically, the underwater silent menaces of submarines and sharks? Musicologist Linda Maria Koldau, professor of musicology at the Institute of Aesthetic Studies, Aarhus University, in Denmark, examines this problem in the current (inaugural) issue of the scholarly journal Horror Studies. The essay, […]