The Disappearing Spoon Author Sam Kean Takes on the Megalodon Myth (image) American Chemical Society Share Print E-Mail Caption Best-selling author Sam Kean stops by Reactions this week to debunk the myth of the megalodon, the 50-foot super shark that, despite what 'Shark Week' may lead you to believe, is long-extinct. Kean's book, "The Disappearing Spoon," is getting the Reactions treatment in a 10-episode video series. The series is a collaboration with the newly launched American Association of Chemistry Teachers. Credit The American Chemical Society Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.