Megalodon: Fake Documentary Kicks Off Shark Week 2013

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Those who tuned in for the beginning of Shark Week on the Discovery Channel might have been waiting for that moment they realized they were being rickrolled. 

Megalodon Documentary

The channel kicked off their legendary week celebrating the deep sea killers with the most infamous of sharks, Megalodon. In a two hour documentary, they took a good look at the mythic creature and did their best to draw him out.

In fact, they even used a "chum cannon" to help facilitate what they called "power chumming" to hopefully arouse the beast. 

That's right, power chumming. If you didn't realize the "documentary" was fake by that point, well then....

Of course, this is the internet, and there are plenty of people just waiting, ready and willing, to complain about every little thing. Including a fake documentary about (likely) fictitious animal.

Angry viewers have taken to Shark Week's Facebook page in angry droves. With complaints ranging from "disappointed" to the more elaborate, "Absolutely disgusted with the kick off of shark week. Fake documentary on Magalodon. Way to go discovery channel. You should change your name to Fantasy Channel. Like I said, absolutely disgusted. Another year like this and Shark Week will be extinct too."

Lesson learned. Megalodon may not be real, but there is no doubt that internet rage lives on!

Have no fear though, it appears as if "real" Shark Week programming will return tonight. 

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