Jaws of Death

jaws of death

The average American will most likely be killed by a vending machine than a shark attack. Your own bed will kill you more than a shark. Even a Christmas tree will do you in. So why worry? There are other plenty of other fish in the sea to kill you in the world. Steven Spielberg has done more harm to sharks since Jaws came to feed on the shores of our fear.

The US averages just 19 shark attacks each year and one shark-attack fatality every two years. Meanwhile, in the coastal U.S. states alone, lightning strikes and kills more than 37 people each year.

93% of shark attacks from 1580 to 2010 worldwide were on males.

You have a 1 in 63 chance of dying from the flu and a 1 in 3,700,000 chance of being killed by a shark during your lifetime.

In 1996, toilets injured 43,000 Americans a year. Sharks injured 13. (more shark facts)