Do Mega Sharks Still Exist? (featuring Sam Kean)

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Reactions Science Videos | September 02, 2014

Best-selling author Sam Kean stops by Reactions this week to debunk the myth of the Megalodon, the 50-foot super shark that, despite what "Shark Week" may lead you to believe, is long-extinct. Kean's book, "The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements," is getting the Reactions treatment in a video series produced for the newly launched American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT). In this episode, Kean unravels the myth of a living Megalodon, explaining how the element manganese holds the key.

For more Disappearing Spoon videos, join the AACT at thttp://www.teachchemistry.org.

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