What the CIA, Julia Child and Shark Repellent Have in Common

The CIA tweeted an unusual history lesson Thursday to mark "Shark Week."

Even without context, the three-second clip is mesmerizing enough, but the CIA account then proceeded to outline how a young Julia Child once made her mark on U.S. history outside of the culinary arts.

Years before she discovered her passion for crafting cuisine, Child was a member of a team looking to concoct a "recipe" that would steer away one of nature’s most determined predators.

The final product would be used by the Navy until the 1970s, by which time Child had made her way inside the homes of millions of Americans through her television shows and world-renowned cookbooks.

Clearly satisfied with itself by the end of its Tweet-story lesson, the CIA again shared the Child GIF, and then even got a shout-out from the official "Shark Week" account.

Read the whole story on the CIA's website here.