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Great White Shark Made from Junk: We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Garbage Truck

by Paul Strauss
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I was minding my own business, strolling through the hallways of the Chicago Mini Maker Faire this weekend, when I turned a corner and came across this…

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Yes, it’s a great white shark, assembled from plastic cups, bags, and other discarded items. In fact, this shark is 90% post-consumer waste. You can even look inside of it to see its shark guts – though they’re not exactly anatomically accurate.

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Lovingly named Toothless the Great White, it was made by Deanna LaSusa-Hotchner and a team of volunteers from Discover the Depths. Deanna brings her 15-foot-long junk shark to schools, park districts, libraries and other venues to help kids learn about the delicate underwater ecosystem.

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I love how the other side of the shark is made of grey linoleum. It’s perfect for conveying the thick grey skin of an actual shark. It also turns out this isn’t the only creature that Discover the Depths lugs around. Apparently, they also have a 60-foot-long inflatable whale, called Harry the Humpback, which you can actually walk inside of.



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