If you think sharks are already strange, nobody knows where the word 'shark' came from. Consult the OED. And, likewise, nobody knows where the spanish/french name for shark ('tiburon') came from either. The words just appeared - in the 1500's. Europeans, basically, were unaware of sharks (the big ones, not dogfish) before then.
If you ever get that trivia question about kg being defined by a platinum bar in France...that is no longer true.https://www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2017/06/new-measurement-will-help-redefine-international-unit-mass
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