Sunday, July 26, 2015

The Science of ARCHIE VS. SHARKNADO // Is It Possible?

I wrote yesterday about ARCHIE VS. SHARKNADO #1, a one-shot comic book by Archie Comics that ties into Syfy's "Sharknado 3" movie -- as well as the rest of the "Sharknado" franchise.

Husband Mark -- who you may or may not know is a biologist -- pointed out to me that the concept behind this franchise is flawed. The sharks would not survive their tornado trips.

I asked Mark if he's ever heard of a shark dying as a result of flying out of he office as the result of a tornado.

He tried telling me that he cloned a bunch of micro-sized sharks once and simulated a tornadic situation. He tried telling me that the micro-sharks all died.

I doubted the veracity of his story. But -- assuming that he's on the level -- I pointed out that regular sharks are surely hardier creatures than cloned micro-sharks. Surely, a regular-sized shark is likely to survive a tornado where cloned micro-sharks perish.

Husband Mark strongly disagreed.

In the spirit of marital harmony, I'm going to concede that it's highly unlikely that any shark could survive a Sharknado.

(Though not impossible...)

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