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Sharks Facts

Sharks Facts

Sharks kill 12 people per year while people kill 11,417 sharks per hour.

Whale Sharks can live up to 100 years.

Sharks have an astounding sense of smell, so powerful that they can detect a single drop of blood in an Olympic-sized pool.

Sharks will sink if they stop swimming.

New Yorkers bite 10 times more people than sharks do worldwide.

You are more likely to die from a falling coconut than from a shark attack.

Sharks can be introverts or extroverts.

There’s a shark in Greenland that eats polar bears and can live up to 200 years.

As soon as tiger shark embryos develop teeth, they attack and eat each other in the womb.

Signs that a circling shark will attack: it will hunch its back, lower its pectoral fins and swim in zigzag motions.

The “Shortfin Mako” Shark can accelerate faster than a Porsche.

It is believed that sharks first appeared 420 million years ago.

Great white sharks can go for months without eating.

Sharks can grow a new set of teeth in 8 days.

Playing dead will help you survive a shark attack, MythBusters confirmed.

The author of Jaws dedicated the last decade of his life to the preservation of sharks to make up for the mass hysteria he helped create.

Because of female sharks’ resistance, fewer than 10% of mating attempts actually succeed.

The outside of shark teeth is made up of fluoride, the active component of most toothpaste, so Sharks never get cavities.

 

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