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# jumped the shark
Dead shark found on New York subway; internet freaks out
Nobody knows how it got there.

A DEAD SHARK was found in a New York subway carriage in the early hours of this morning.

Here it is:

Imgur via Reddit

Yes, it was real. It was extensively documented by people taking photos with their phones.

Imgur via Reddit

One traveller told Gothamist:

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?!

The shark was discovered on board an N train running towards Queens, a New York transport spokesperson told the Huffington Post.

The conductor isolated the car and the train proceeded to Ditmars Boulevard terminal. Upon arrival at Ditmars Boulevard, a Train Service Supervisor reported the shark was dead and he placed it in a garbage bag and disposed of it in the trash.

But not before someone had dressed it up as a commuter, with a cigarette, can of Red Bull and a Metrocard.

Imgur via Reddit

Lovely. As you might expect, the internet has been freaking out a little bit. Here are just a selection of the jokes, as tweeted by Buzzfeed reporter Samir Mezrahi:

The mystery of what the shark was doing there, however, is yet to be solved.

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