Despite what Steven Spielberg might have done to your psyche with the movie, “Jaws,” shark attacks are few and far between and human deaths caused by sharks are even rarer. To underscore just how overblown this fear is, so many everyday things we encounter kill more people every year than sharks. Fatal dog attacks even take place more frequently. This doesn’t meant you should go messing around with sharks, but don’t let them keep you out of the ocean entirely.
Oh, and it’s also worth noting that humans kill 11,417 sharks every hour. Just sayin’.
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