Weekend reading: It’s an avalanche of sharks

Here’s a little entertainment for a Friday afternoon. Only a few more hours until the sweet freedom of the weekend.

Let’s start off with this. Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the snow …

My favorite part of this is the very earnest delivery of the line “They swim through the snow like other sharks swim through water.”

My other favorite thing (I guess I couldn’t choose just one) was this comment on the video: “How is this movie not called Sharkalanche. Someone needs to lose their job.”

And for the record, yes, this does appear to be a real made-for-TV movie. It even has an IMDB page.

If you want something a more serious about sharks, check out this fascinating site. It show research tracking sharks. You can pick an individual shark and see where they’ve been. Check out Mary Lee. She apparently surfaces a lot, so her trail is especially fascinating. (To see where she’s been, scroll to the bottom of the window and click “Where have I been?”)

And finally, because apparently I’m all about sharks this week, is this. You can swim with the sharks at the Tacoma zoo. I am doing this ASAP. You can read a story about it here.

Now let’s continue with the absurd and entertaining. At last check, this video had more 108 million views on YouTube. That many people can not be wrong.

And because I’m sure you are now wondering what sounds a fox DOES make, here you go.

Now for the last thing, here’s a video closer to home, 15 seconds of beauty at Stevens Pass.

Talk to us

More in Life

Homemade pot stickers are filled with seasoned ground pork and served with a garlicky dipping sauce. (Gretchen McKay/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)
Make these pork pot stickers with soy-garlic dipping sauce

These dumplings are a toothsome marriage of crispy (on the outside) and tender (on the inside).

Piselli (braised peas in tomato) from "Frugal Mediterranean Cooking" by Melanie Lionello (Page Street Publishing Co., 2020).

(Courtesy of Melanie Lionello)
Frozen peas, canned tomatoes a healthy, penny-pinching dish

An Italian grandmother’s recipe for piselli — braised peas in tomato sauce — costs 91 cents per serving.

John and Rebecca Roberts have been trail angels for the Pacific Northwest Trail since 2012.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Whidbey wandering on the rugged Pacific Northwest Trail

The trail snakes down the island on its often-confounding route from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean.

Trapped in her room by a tricky doorknob, a sixth-grade girl relies on her brother to hear her cries for help. (Jennifer Bardsley)
A family comes together to solve a middle-of-the-night crisis

She was grateful that her son had heard his sister’s call for help. His late-night hours had proven useful.

Rue Cler’s stores make picnic-shopping fun in Paris.
Rick Steves’ Europe: Fine living at a Paris street market

Parisians shop almost daily because their tiny kitchens have tiny refrigerators, and fresh produce makes for a good meal.

Hope for a brighter future starts with the COVID-19 vaccine

The end of the pandemic is in sight. But this is the time to double-down on protecting ourselves and others.

(Getty Images)
You voted: The best bakery in Snohomish County

Even during a pandemic, people still have their favorites.

How to unlock an Airbnb account locked because of COVID-19

When Paul Drews tells Airbnb that he has COVID-19, it locks his account. Now the company won’t unlock it. Is there a way to get his account back?

Our readers have voted on a few of their favorite things in Snohomish County. (Getty Images)
The best in Snohomish County, chosen by you

Even during a pandemic, people still have their favorites.

Most Read