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Congrats to Our Shark Week Giveaway Winner!

Help us in congratulating our Shark Week Giveaway winner, Malia Nemecek of Scribner, NE! As part of our cable channel, Discovery’s famous Shark Week, Great Plains Communications decided to join in the fun with our own giveaway. By liking our Facebook page, Facebook post, and commenting their favorite shark, viewers could enter to win a Shark Navigator® Lift-Away® Pro Vacuum.

Malia commented that her favorite shark is the Tiger Shark.

 

Here are some interesting facts from Discovery about some of the top picks:

Great white sharks are picky eaters and can determine after one bite whether or not the meal will satisfy their nutritional needs.

In native Hawaiian mythology, tiger shark eyeballs are considered to have magic powers.

Hammerhead sharks’ oddly shaped heads, called cephalofoils, are equipped with electrical sensors, making them superior hunters.

The goblin shark lives along outer continental shelves and underwater mountain ranges.

 

Again, we would like to congratulate Malia Nemecek and thank everyone who entered our Shark Week Giveaway!

2017 Shark Week on Discovery


It’s Shark Week on Discovery! The week was kicked-off by Michael Phelps racing a CGI shark, losing by just a couple seconds. From there, the excitement was on. Tonight, you can catch Great White Serial Killer Lives: Sharkopedia Edition at 7 PM as “Researchers try to unravel the mysterious reasons behind great white shark attacks happening in the same place, every two years.” Find the full schedule here on Discovery’s website.

 

Interesting Shark Facts:

  • Sharks’ sightlines span nearly 360 degrees.
  • Over 400 shark species are in the world’s oceans today. They vary in shape, but share similar characteristics.
  • 6 years before Steven Spielberg’s Jaws, Burt Reynolds starred in Shark. Real sharks were used in filming, and a stuntman was killed.
  • Pygmy sharks can make their own light.
  • Sharks can heat their eyes using a special organ next to a muscle in their eye socket, allowing them to continue hunting in frigid waters.

 

Great Plains Communications wants to take part in the Shark Week fun, and to do that we have created a Facebook giveaway! From July 24-July 30, you can go to our Facebook page and find the post with the graphic above. There you will need to like our Facebook page, like the post and comment your favorite shark species to be entered to win a Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional Vacuum! The winner will be notified Monday, July 31.

Shark Week Starting June 26, 2016


It has come early this year, and you won’t want to miss a single minute of the excitement. Shark Week begins this Sunday, June 28 on Discovery Channel. Great Plains Communications has provided some shark trivia to bring to your watch parties, while also providing an activity sheet for the kids.

  1. What are the v-shaped scales that allow a shark to move swiftly through the water called?
    1. Denticles – A shark’s skin is covered by tough, v-shaped scales called “denticles.” Similar to tiny teeth, they create tiny vortices that reduce drag, making swimming more efficient.
  2. Of the roughly 50 shark attacks reported every year, what percentage is actually fatal?
    1. 10% – Dying from a shark attack is very rare simply because sharks don’t really want to eat humans. Most shark bites aren’t followed by a second bite.
  3. How many tons of meat does the average adult great white have to eat every year?
    1. 11 tons – To sustain their massive size, body heat and constant movement, great whites must eat an average of 11 tons of meat each year.

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Now that you have the knowledge, you are sure to impress your friends next week. And with Great Plains Communications cable service, you won’t miss a single show, from The Return of Monster Mako premiering Sunday, June 26 at 8 PM CT, to Sharksanity which premieres Saturday, July 2 at 8 PM CT. If you do not have cable service with us but would like to learn about what we offer in your area, call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483.

2015 Summer Series Premieres

Some days the summer heat seems just too hot and sitting on your couch with a Popsicle and a good show sounds too good to pass up. Here are some of Great Plains Communications’ favorite programs that have recently premiered. Beware of laughter, love triangles and sharks.

Shark Week: Discovery, July 5-12

Chasing Life: ABC Family, July 6

Hollywood Game Night: NBC, July 7, 2015

Let us know what you are watching this summer!