Anyone know what a “basking shark” is? Because a smoking big one turned up last week in Port aux Basques—get busy, punsters—sending a charge through the Newfoundland town. Folks scurried down to the docks to take a squint at the 20-foot beast, which had become entangled in the nets of some fishermen. The men kindly brought the shark to port to free it, as opposed, we assume, to killing it on the spot and cutting it loose. The story doesn’t say whether basking sharks swim north of the Gulf of St. Lawrence often. But we’ve helpfully included a Wikipedia link suggesting they like cold water, and open their mouths REALLY wide to eat. Check out the photo.