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15 Reasons Sharks Should Be The Official Animal Of America

The greatest country on Earth deserves the greatest animal on Earth. Shark Week is a 28-year tradition, and it starts Sunday, July 5, at 8/7C on Discovery.

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1. Sharks are the original founding fathers.

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Some 200 million years before dinosaurs beats 1776 any day.

2. The U.S. has 50 states. Sharks have 50 teeth.

It just adds up.
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It just adds up.

3. America is shark-shaped.

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4. Their 4th of July barbecue game would be STRONG.

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A great white shark eats 11 tons over the course of one year. (For perspective, the average human eats half a ton of food a year.)

5. No matter what day it is, sharks wear their stars and stripes.

Whale Shark
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Whale Shark

Leopard Shark
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Leopard Shark

Fashion goals.

6. They're on top of American pop culture...

Classic hammerhead!
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Classic hammerhead!

7. ...but still appreciate the classics.

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Cough HUMANS cough.

8. They take "from sea to shining sea" literally.

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9. Americans love to make people jealous, and every animal is jealous of sharks.

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Even cats. And we trust cats. Right, internet?!

10. Probably because sharks would make the best BFFs on the planet.

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The kind that would literally kill for you.

11. They look great in red, white, and blue...

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12. ...and watching them is more mesmerizing than fireworks, tbh.

13. It's time we celebrate sharks, and honor their quest for life...

14. ...liberty...

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15. ...and the pursuit of, well, everything.

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After all, America's favorite week is Shark Week. Starting Sunday, July 5, at 8/7C, only on Discovery.

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