It’s Shark Week on the Discovery Channel!
For some reason this has become a cult classic celebration. The week includes all kinds of great classic shark facts, movies, and documentaries.
How about a few surprising shark facts?
– It’s a misconception that shark cartilage can help cure cancer. Scientists have known for years that sharks get cancer just like us.
– Curious sharks like colors that contrast. So, an uneven tan line can attract a shark.
– Sharks can generate up to 40,000 pounds per square inch of pressure in a single bite. That’s easily enough to chomp off a limb.
– You may think of sharks as ravenous, man-eating sea terrorists, but only 20 of the 350+ shark species are known to attack humans.
– Shark myths busted: People think they can, but sharks can’t smell blood right away. They don’t smell blood until it reaches their nostrils.
– While many people consider sharks to be the world’s deadliest animal, you are more likely to be killed by hornets, wasps, bees, or dogs.
– Men account for about 90 percent of shark attack victims.
– Great whites are the most notorious man-eaters. But they do not like the taste of humans, often biting and releasing attack victims.
– Punching a shark in the nose or poking its eyes can help to fend it off during an attack. Most sharks don’t want to work hard for their food.
Here’s a peek at a serious shark attack…….