How a Giant Shark Took Down an Airplane

Posted to Infographics  |  Tags:  |  Nathan Yau

This graphic from designer Stephen Taubman is entertaining in so many ways. It is based on the amazing story of Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus, one of the greatest movies ever made. I’ve never seen it, but after you watch the clip below, you’ll be running to find a copy.

Don’t even try to convince me that couldn’t happen. That could happen. I don’t think I can fly ever again, at least not ones that fly over water.

[via Forest and the Trees]



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