‘Sharknado’ Facts: Five Things SyFy Taught Us Last Night

Did you see SyFy’s Sharknado last night? If not, let me catch you up to speed with a quote from the promo: Sharks! Tornado! Sharknado!

Yep, that’s pretty much all you have to know about SyFy’s latest original movie. A series of tornadoes pick up thousands of sharks and then start hurling them (with incredible accuracy) an non-suspecting D-list actors.

Director Anthony C. Ferrante said that he loved the ridiculousness of the plot.

Ferrante said:

“If Jaws is ‘just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water, this is ‘just when you thought it was safe to go to your living room,’ ‘just when you thought it was safe to take your kids to school on a school bus,’ ‘just when you thought it was safe to look up at the sky and have a bunch of sharks rain down on you.'”

Ferrante said that the physics of a sharknado is explained in the movie but I must have been too busy laughing at Tara Reid screaming and Ian Ziering running around with a chainsaw to notice.

Ferrante said: There is a logic to it within the framework of our movie… I’d say the chance of a sharknado happening is probably bigger than a zombie outbreak.”

Which is surprising, since both tornadoes and sharks actually exist.

Anyway, let’s take a look at some of the things that we learned from last night’s Sharknado.

1.) All twisty weather objects can now be named by the things that they blow around. Debris-nados, housenados, that one twister in twister can now officially be called a cownado.

2. You can fight a tornado. What do you do when a sharknado attacks your city? Well, you fight back. You get in your helicopter with your detergent bomb (this was something else that was explained in the movie but it really just looked like an explosive made out of a bottle of detergent) and you throw it at the tornado. Then, bam. Sharknado dead.

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