It is that time of year again, when monstrous sharks emerge from the abyss and swim right into your TV screen. Shark Week will be airing all week on the Discovery Channel with amazing stories and footage of these nightmarish creatures. You can now enjoy Shark Week in a more interactive setting by playing Shark Week Bingo. This game will have you on the edge of your seat as you try to fill your card for the big win.
How to Play Shark Week Bingo
Playing Shark Week Bingo is a great way to really get into the spirit of Shark Week. All you need to do is get some buttons or pennies to cover your bingo squares. Then, you can either find a Shark Week bingo card on the internet or make one yourself. The bingo card will be filled with funny phrases or pictures that are commonly found during Shark Week programs.
Some examples of these phrases and pictures include ‘nervous Aussie’, ‘scary music’, ‘very dumb diver’ and ‘filmed through cage’. Once you have your bingo cards ready, all you need to do is turn on Shark Week and begin the game. When you hear or see the phrases, footage or action that is depicted on one of your bingo squares, you can cover that square. You can make your own rules up on how the winner is declared, but in most bingo games the winner must have a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line filled on their card. You can also play a new card for every show or play with the same card all week – the possibilities are endless. So kick back, relax and play some Shark Week Bingo.
Shark Week Bingo Trivia
Here are some interesting shark facts:
- Whale sharks are the largest species of sharks but they are truly gentle giants. Whale sharks do not hunt for their food; they only eat plankton they filter out of the water.
- Sharks actually help to preserve coral reefs. Sharks like to patrol and eat the fish near coral reefs which may help promote diversity in fish species and prevent the growth of algae.
- There is no conclusive evidence to suggest that sharks prefer to hunt humans. In fact, out of the 80 million people who enjoy water activities each year, only a few are victims of a shark attack.
- The smallest known shark is the dwarf lantern shark that measures about 7 inches long.
- Sharks have poor eye-sight but they use electroreception to hunt prey with complete precision. Electroreception allows sharks to sense the prey’s electrical current.
- If you have an uneven tan or a brightly colored bathing suit, you should avoid swimming in open waters because sharks could mistake you for a fish.
- The waters off of Cape Town, South Africa are considered to be the great white capital of the world. Visitors have a 99% chance of seeing a great white shark in those waters.
- One of the strangest items that a shark has swallowed is a suit of armor.
- In 2012, scientists discovered a neurotoxin in shark fins that is linked to Alzheimer’s.