To celebrate Shark Week 2014 (and with a tip of the hat to David Letterman), I've decided to go the Discovery Channel route and offer a list of facts about Megalodon that may or may not be true. I've given each of the below items at least a few seconds of thought, and I've concluded that Megalodon could have (and probably did) swallow them whole. (See also an article explaining why no giant sharks are alive today.)
1. A school bus
2. The starting defensive line of the Cincinnati Bengals (but NOT the starting defensive line of the Pittsburgh Steelers)
3. A smaller Megalodon
4. "Collin Drake"
5. The box of legal documents attesting to the fact that the Discovery Channel specializes in "non-fiction" programming
6. Your little sister
7. The Death Star
9, An entire World War II Panzer corps
10. Plankton's "Chum Bucket" restaurant
Agree? Disagree? Like the Discovery Channel, I don't really care. Happy Shark Week!
Photograph of Megalodon's jaws: Getty Images