Shark Week 2017 started with a dud.
One may argue the weeklong tv match, which airs once a year at the Discovery Channel, is puffed up initially, despite the fact that that’s neither right here nor there. The web was once particularly adverse Sunday evening, although, when a meant “race” between Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps and a really perfect white shark grew to become out to be a whole waste of time.
Clearly, Phelps wasn’t going to only bounce into the water and race a shark. There are too many variables concerned — like, say, Phelps’ protection — for that to head off with no hitch. However maximum audience anticipated a groovy visible — a pitcher barrier setting apart the 2, or one thing like that — and as an alternative had been left with a timed estimation, with Phelps going up in opposition to a computer-generated shark.
The entire thing was once terrible, particularly given the build-up, and the Sharknado-esque “race” drew a complete bunch of unfavourable opinions on social media.
Oh yeah, via the way in which, Phelps misplaced … when you cared.
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