The Meg is Closer to ‘Jaws’ Than ‘Sharknado’

MOVIE REVIEW When Steven Spielberg’s Jaws opened in theaters in 1975, it took the world by storm. Not only was the movie hugely popular as it was genuinely scary, it actually affected society in a strange way. Audiences began to have an irrational fear of sharks even when swimming at a lake. When Jaws 2 came to theaters three years later, everyone knew the catchphrase, “Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water…” Since then, it’s been hard for movie studios to be able to drum up the same excitement with their own Jaws knock-offs. Shark movies became a joke. Even Jaws 3 and Jaws: The Revenge were met with disdain (and with good reason). But sharks are still a popular subject, just not one that we take very seriously anymore.
This brings us to next big shark movie, The Meg which judging from the trailers alone, looks like another campy knock-off movie and while it indeed is campy, it isn’t as much as you would think. When comparing movies, The Meg is closer to Jaws tha…

Website of the Week: Where Cool Things Happen

WhereCoolThingsHappen.com is the Website of the Week.
Photos: Website of the Week
The internet is full of unique and interesting facts and photos, but at Where Cool Things Happen, you can get your daily dose of all sorts of cool things accompanied by beautiful photos in the subjects of travel, art, gadgets, lifestyle, food – just about anything you can think of. “Our posts will give you that WOW...feeling. That's our aim. Finding cool stuff and to share if with you!” Here are just three examples you'll find on the site:

Urban Treehouse
The Urban Treehouse was designed by Luciano Pia and surrounds his apartment building in Turin, Italy. It's more than just something amazing to look at. Pia has a theory that his treehouse will absorb the surrounding carbon dioxide in the city – about 200.000 liters an hour not to mention the how it cuts down on noise pollution.

Tortoise Get Wheels
Here is a photo of Mrs. T., a 90-year old tortoise who lost her two front legs. The owners glued model aircraft wheels onto her shell and now she can move twice as fast!

Wave of Pollution
Although cool to look at, this photo isn't cool.The “Global Population Speak Out” origination published a powerful book that shows what effect humans have on the environment. Not to point a finger, just to raise awareness.


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