How Big Is A Megalodon Shark? : Wow in the World When you think of the most ferocious and terrifying predators to roam the seven seas, you might think of the fearsome, 10ft, 2 ton, Great White Shark! But that big fish ain't nothing compared to the sharks that used to swim around the Pacific 20 million year ago! Say hello to the Megalodon, as Guy and Mindy take the Wow machine out for a very special Shark Week themed adventure!
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Megalodon't Mess with this Monster!

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Megalodon't Mess with this Monster!

Megalodon't Mess with this Monster!

Megalodon't Mess with this Monster!

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Wow in the World
When you think of the most ferocious and terrifying predators to roam the seven seas, you might think of the fearsome, 10ft, 2 ton, Great White Shark! But that big fish ain't nothing compared to the sharks that used to swim around the Pacific 20 million year ago!
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When you think of the most ferocious and terrifying predators to roam the seven seas, you might think of the fearsome, 10ft, 2 ton, Great White Shark! But that big fish ain't nothing compared to the sharks that used to swim around the Pacific 20 million year ago! Say hello to the Megalodon, as Guy and Mindy take the Wow machine out for a very special Shark Week themed adventure!

  • Want to see the science behind estimating the size of the mighty Megalodon? Click here to see some of the resources we used to help write this episode!