Brandon Overstreet and his 6-year-old son were on vacation in Myrtle Beach and went searching for shark teeth one afternoon. “It’s just our thing,” he explained on Facebook. Their annual tradition took a turn for the best when they came across a historic find. Well, more accurately, a prehistoric find, as they stumbled across a megalodon tooth.
If you’re not impressed, please know the megalodon has been extinct for more than 3 million years.
If you still aren’t impressed, know the megalodon was the largest shark that has ever existed on the planet. They were three times the size of a great white shark and were the largest predator in the world.
And while rare, the teeth are out there…we reported on another kid who found a meg tooth just four months ago.
I’m starting to feel slighted, my daughter has zero prehistoric artifacts to boast about. The only thing she’s ever found on the beach is a weeks-old piece of literal garbage. Jason Statham would not be impressed.
I think the coolest thing about this shark story is that it has absolutely nothing to do baby sharks.