May 14, 2022
Terrifying moment ’22ft’ shark spotted on ocean floor divides opinion – as some say it proves prehistoric beast exists
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Megalodons - which grew to 60ft and had a 10ft-wide mouth with 276 teeth - died out some three million years ago.2Footage has reignited a debate over whether megalodons still existCredit: . 2The prehistoric sharks died out millions of years agoCredit: Alamy
But footage of a giant shark at the bottom of the Mariana Trench has reignited a debate as users argue whether it is evidence the colossal creatures still exist.
The clip, that has reemerged from 2018, shows the beast swimming over what appears to be an abandoned shark cage.
One person commented: "Our oceans are huge and there are vast areas that are still unexplored.
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Another said: "I think they went deeper into the seas like the giant squid which is why we never see them."
But others say the creature is simply a common sleeper shark, which can survive at least 2,000 metres beneath the surface.
It comes after a six-year-old boy found a tooth from a megalodon.
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Sammy Shelton took it to school and his Beaver Scouts.
He said: “I’m very pleased and will be keeping it safe.”
His family had been walking on Bawdsey beach, Suffolk, just after high tide on May 1.
Dad Peter, 60, of Bradwell, Norfolk, said: “Sammy was hoping to find the odd shark tooth when he spotted this giant one.
"We realised straightaway it was a megalodon’s but didn’t know how rare they were until we talked to other fossil hunters.
"People were getting quite excited.”
Megalodons featured in Jason Statham’s 2018 flick The Meg.
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Dramatic moment hero clings to the outside of a window 80ft up a tower block to save girl, three, after spotting her hanging from the eighth-floor in Kazakhstan
Sabit Shontakbaev, 37, was on his way to work with a friend when he saw a crowd below staring up at the three-year-old.
Her mother had gone shopping and left her home alone in Kazakhstan's capital Nur-Sultan when she piled up her toys and cushions to climb out of the window.
Sabit Shontakbaev clings to the outside of a tower block window to rescue a young girl after spotting her dangling from the eighth floor
Sabit, a father-of-four, immediately rushed upstairs in a bid save her before she fell to her death.
He said: 'We noticed that people were gathering and I immediately looked up and saw a girl hanging from the eighth floor.'RELATED ARTICLES
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He ran inside the block and went up to the seventh floor, to the flat immediately below where the girl was precariously hanging on.
'We knocked and fortunately they immediately opened the door,' he said.
He climbed out of the window below the terrified girl who by then had been holding on for 15 minutes.
Shontakbaev, 37, was on his way to work with a friend when he saw a crowd below staring up at the three-year-old
Sabit, a father-of-four, immediately rushed upstairs in a bid save her before she fell to her death
'I did not have a safety harness so my friend held my legs.
'At that moment I didn't think about anything, I just wanted to help the child.'
He dramatically reached up and caught the girl's legs then tugged her down so he could catch her.
Then he carefully passed her through the open window to his friend.
Sabit did not wait to be thanked by the girl's mother as he did not want to be late for work.
'I didn't even see her parents,' he said. 'Afterwards, I went straight to work with my friend. Nobody knew that this would happen.
He ran inside the block and went up to the seventh floor, to the flat immediately below where the girl was precariously hanging on
He was awarded a medal for showing 'courage' by the deputy emergency minister Ibrahim Kulshimbayev
'I just saved the child and left, and in the news and social networks they suddenly began to call me a hero. I do not consider my actions heroic.
'To me, everyone should lend a helping hand in such situations.'
The girl had piled cushions and soft toys under the window and then climbed out, said an official source.
Shontakbaev has been hailed for his brave deed by the city's mayor Altai Kulginov.
He was awarded a medal for showing 'courage' by the deputy emergency minister Ibrahim Kulshimbayev.
But he was also offered a new job as a rescuer after his astonishing bravery.
Reports say Shontakbaev - who has a daughter and three sons - will also be awarded with a new three bedroom apartment, and a television.
This will enable his family to move to Nur-Sultan and live with him.
Until now he had been earning money in the capital and sending it home to his wife in Kyzylorda.
The fees for his children to attend summer camp will also be paid.