Palm Beach Gardens, Florida: Underground Shark Attack!

18-foot-long Mako shark statue bursts out of the plaza to eat college students.

lone Nova Southeastern University

Address:
N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Directions:
In front of the lone Nova Southeastern University building. Enter the parking lot from the west side of N. Military Trail just north of the I-95 overpass (exit 79C, southbound only). The sculpture is to the left of the building entrance, next to the miniature lake.
Phone:
561-805-2100
Admission:
Free
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Underground Shark Attack!

An 18-foot-long hyperreal Mako shark statue appears to be bursting through paving blocks to chomp on unsuspecting students at Nova Southeastern University (The eye-of-death Mako is the school's mascot). Unveiled on May 8, 2012, the shark was sculpted by Kent Ullberg from Sweden. He's created several other big fish statues around Florida, but none this frightening. The polished bronze teeth of the shark should discourage even college students from sticking their hands in its mouth -- maybe. We haven't a clue what part of a shark statue should be rubbed for good luck.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 05/19/2012]

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