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Mega Shark infographic


I love it when someone just decides to create their own infographic.  Stivo (Stephen Taubman) created this Mega Shark infographic to demonstrate the physics behind a giant shark taking down a commercial jet airplane in the movie Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus.

Last year, I discovered the wonderfully cheezy and sharky movie: Mega Shark Vs. Giant Octopus. While it certainly appealed to a more straight-to-DVD niche market of creature-feature enthusiasts, it wasn’t half bad. Pretty laughable in parts…well actually, in most parts when you consider the wooden acting and crap computer animation. However the most ridiculous scene has to be when Mega Shark takes down a commercial jetliner that is cruising over the middle of the ocean. It was this moment that took the movie from being a little ho-hum to “holy shit, did that shark just eat a plane!?”. Check out the clip for yourself on youtube here.

It’s pretty incredible when you think about it. I mean, how the hell did it do that? What would it require for a shark the size of a plane to launch itself out of the water and take down a moving aircraft? After reviewing some of my basic physics calculations (thanks SUVAT!) I came up with some pretty startling figures. However, it didn’t feel like I would be doing such an epic event justice with just a basic blog post, which meant it was time to do what I love most: an infographic! I had been itching to do one for a while now, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity. So with all that said, check out the resulting design below. Oh, and just click on the image to download the full size PDF version for the smaller details.


Great job Stivo!

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Reader Comments (4)

Awesome graphics. I actually saw that film the other day. It was hilarious, not that it was supposed to be!
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October 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAcai Max Cleanse
The amount of energy it takes for a shark to go up and take down a moving air craft is incredible. Sharks are powerful creatures especially the great white shark.
October 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJason Phimosis
I love infographics! In fact, they are much easier than any other way of arranging information, Everything gets clear with a very well organized infographic like this one. By the way, I am pretty impressed to know hat there existed such an enormous sea beast like the Mega Shark
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