The Shark That Attacked A House

In the sleepy village of Headington in Oxford, England there stands a house with a rather unusual visitor: a 7.6m (25 ft) great white shark that is embedded in the roof! Thankfully the shark’s presence has nothing to do with a freak tidal wave or a flash flood and is actually a fibre glass sculpture that was created by Bill Heine in 1986. The shark first appeared on 9th August 1986: the 41st anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and was created as a symbol of the ‘impotence, anger and desperation’ that Mr Heine felt over such issues as nuclear power, Chernobyl and Hiroshima. The shark is still standing nearly 30 years later and has become a popular tourist destination.