A Dead Shark Has Been Found On The New York City Subway

I’m not sure if you guys have heard this or not, but it’s SHARK WEEK. Yes, you heard that right, it’s SHARK WEEK. I know, I know — it’s crazy because no one is talking about the fact that it’s SHARK WEEK, right? Well, maybe they will now, because a dead shark has been found on an NYC subway train and we’re sure this is a total coincidence and has absolutely NOTHING to do with the fact that it’s SHARK WEEK.

Here’s what a tipster named “Mary M” told Gothamist about the dead shark that was found on a Queens-bound N train…

“I board a car that’s not terribly full and as soon as I enter, a stench hits my nose. It’s not the typical urine/trash smell, it’s…fishy? I look down to the end of the car to see a dead shark on the floor. I think I stood there for a good minute just staring, thinking ‘Is this for real?! Oh come ON, NYC!’ One of my fellow passengers remarked ‘I’ve been riding the subway for 15 years, and this is the weirdest thing I’ve seen. And I’ve seen EVERYTHING.’ The train filled as we made our way to Astoria, every new passenger was getting excited about it. Once we got to Queensboro Plaza, an MTA employee made all of us move to another car.”

And here’s a photo “Mary M took…

And as you can see below, some subway riders just couldn’t help themselves

Meanwhile the MTA released a statement confirming that the dead shark was, in fact, a dead shark…

“The conductor on this N train reported the shark to the control center at 12:34 am. The conductor moved everyone out of the car at Queensboro Plaza, and when the train arrived at the end of the line at Ditmars Boulevard, a Train Service Supervisor placed the dead shark in a garbage bag and disposed of it in the trash. The Road Car Inspector at Ditmars made sure the car was clean and returned it to normal service.”

And Discovery Channel is denying that this was a Shark Week publicity stunt involving them in any way…

Personally, I can’t wait to hear what Wil Wheaton has to say about this.

(Via Gothamist. Lead pic via Instagram.)

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