Despite it’s reputation for dangerous creatures, Australia is one of the safest places to live. On average only two people die of snake bite per year, 1 from sharks and 0 from spiders (1 death in 37 years). theconversation.com/a-ven…
In 1975, Sean Connery co-wrote a script for a Bond film called "Warhead". It features Spectre, from a secret base in the Statue of Liberty, launching an attack on NYC. Robotic hammerhead sharks, armed with nuclear weapons, are sent into the city’s sewers to wreak destruction as they explode oneroomwithaview.com/2015…
Sharks are terrified of orcas and will flee their usual hunting grounds for up to a year when orcas pass by thedailyworld.com/nation-…
Sharks are older than trees Sharks have existed for more than 450 million years, whereas the earliest tree, lived around 350 million years ago sea.museum/2020/01/16/ten…
Only 40 songs have ever reached diamond certification (11x platinum). "Baby Shark" is the only children's song to earn this designation. billboard.com/articles/co…
In 2017, more people were killed from injuries caused by taking a selfie than by shark attacks newsweek.com/selfies-dead…
Julia Child’s first job was with the US Office of Strategic Services (predecessor to the CIA) during WWII. One of her accomplishments was developing a recipe for shark repellant for the OSS. Her husband was also OSS when they met. The CIA has released her files to the public. intelligence.gov/index.ph…
Relocating sea otters to SF bay could greatly increase their population and aid in conservation efforts by keeping them safer from shark bites...but getting them there means they have to swim the "shark gauntlet" near the Golden Gate. universityofcalifornia.ed…
A pod of dolphins saved a group of swimmers from a great white shark by herding the swimmers together and doing tight circles around them to create a barrier. The dolphins kept this up for 40 minutes until the shark lost interest and was safe for the swimmers to swim to shore. theguardian.com/science/2…
A Blimp engaged a German Submarine off the coast of Florida during WW2 resulting in the Blimp being shot down and a crew man being killed by a shark while waiting for rescue. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K-c…
In 2018, 3 people walked out of a Texas aquarium with a grey horn shark hidden in a baby stroller. When authorities arrived at a suspect's home, they were shocked to find the shark "continuing to thrive" in a tank very similar to the one at the aquarium. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Jamie Siminoff , the inventor of the Ring Doorbell failed to secure a deal on ABC’s Shark Tank but later went on to sell his company to Amazon for $1 Billion . He then later got the opportunity to guest star on the show alongside the same investors who once turned him down. inc.com/magazine/201808/e…
I learned there’s a freshwater lake on a golf course in Australia with bullsharks. The sharks came to the lake due to a flood and aren’t able to go to the ocean after the flood receded. They have since breeded in the lake. brisbanetimes.com.au/nati…
Scientists discovered sharks that are living in an active underwater volcano. Divers cannot investigate because they would get burns from the acidity and heat. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
The Jersey Shore Shark Attacks of 1916 were blamed by some on an orca or sea turtles as it was thought that sharks did not bite humans nationalgeographic.com/ne…
Today I learned about Cristina Zenato, a professional diver in the Bahamas, who is known as the "Shark Whisperer", who likes to nuzzle sharks as if they were dogs or cats. She has so far removed over 300 hooks from sharks' mouths mensjournal.com/adventure…
Lake Nicaragua, a landlocked lake, has Bull Sharks, despite being marine animals. Initially it was assumed to be a endemic freshwater species, but turns out the sharks travel up the 190km San Juan River which connects lake and Caribbean ocean. You can also find tarpon and sawfish there. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lak…
A man known only as "Django" drove his own boat out & freed a whale caught in a shark net off an Australian beach (without cutting the net). Before taking action, Django had waited hours for help from officials who had been called; when officials arrived, he faced a fine for acting alone. bbc.com/news/world-austra…
Bonnethead sharks can survive on a diet of 90% seagrass sci-news.com/biology/bonn…
Sharks can expel the entire contents of their stomach by literally forcing the stomach inside-out all the way past its teeth. This is called 'stomach eversion' and it's a way to get rid of indigestible objects but occasionally the stomach is unable to retract, which can be fatal. theverge.com/tldr/2017/6/…
A man accused of smuggling in 1799 was about to be acquitted until a ship turned up carrying evidence proving his guilt. The evidence was a bundle papers detailing his smuggling that were thrown overboard, swallowed by a shark, then recovered when that shark was later caught and gutted old.jamaica-gleaner.com/p…
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. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
Saturn’s rings are much younger than the planet itself. Approximately only 150 million years old meaning that Sharks have been around 4x longer than Saturns rings. astronomy.com/news/2019/0…
The French penal colony portrayed in the movie Papillion would feed the dead prisoners to the sharks surrounding the island. They rang a dinner bell for the sharks! documentarytube.com/artic…
Today I learned about Oishi Matashichi, a Japanese anti-nuclear activist and a fisherman exposed to the radioactive fallout of the Bravo Nuclear Test. His catch of tuna and shark was found to be contaminated with radiation, resulting in two tons of tuna buried at Tsukiji fish market instead of being sold. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ois…
Many sharks have huge livers, filled with fatty oils that are lighter than water, making them lighter/faster swimmers and adding buoyancy. animals.mom.me/oily-liver…
Not all sharks are exclusive meat eaters; most of a bonnethead shark's diet can be seagrass and it can digest the plant material almost as well as a green sea turtle. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Scientists know of nine species of shark that can walk across land oddee.com/scientists-disc…
Today I learned about Frank Mundus. Believed to be the inspiration for Quint in the movie Jaws, he holds the record for the largest fish ever caught on a rod and reel; a 3427lb, 1554kg, great white shark. Talkseafishing.co.uk/the-…
Killer Whales slice open Great White sharks and squeeze out their livers 'like toothpaste'... theatlantic.com/science/a…
In the last 100 years, more people have been killed by a dog in each single year than the total killed by sharks for all 100 years combined. cbs.com/shows/zoo/photos/…
Adam Walker was protected from a great white shark by a pod of dolphins while swimming to raise money for dolphin conservation. About 10 dolphins surrounded him for about 1 hr in Cook Strait, 6th leg of the Oceans Seven: a marathon of 7 long-distance open water channel swims around the world. news.yahoo.com/blogs/tren…
The widely consumed Pangasius (collecting name of different shark catfishes) is not that toxic that mass media has claimed past decade. The Pangasius is growned and farmed at the Vietnamese Mekong River Delta. It's one of the most popular fishes to eat in the Asia, US and EU. wur.nl/en/article/Fish-hi…
Killer whales use a hunting technique known as a "karate chop" against sharks. Using its tail it pushes the shark to the surface on a vortex, then raises its tail high in the air and slams it on the shark’s head. Then it flips the shark over causing tonic immobility, rendering it paralyzed. pbs.org/wnet/nature/kille…
Pilot fish can form sort of symbiotic relationships with sharks to the point where if their shark is caught, the pilot fish will follow the boat that took it and become distressed when it can't find it or isn't near its "host" shark. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pil…
Originally it was "Card Sharp", not "Shark", and that "Shark" didn't refer to the fish but rather to someone who preys on other, from the German "Schorke" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
Before her career as a well known TV chef Julia Childs worked for the OSS during World War II (a fact only made public after the files were declassified in 2008) where she transcribed Top Secret documents and went on to develop a new shark repellent. cia.gov/news-information/…
Today I learned of the Parsley massacre when Domincan forces killed as many as 35,000 Haitians. Few bullets were used – instead, Haitians were bludgeoned and bayonetted, then herded into the sea, where sharks finished what the soliders had began. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
There's a shark-infested golf course in Australia youtube.com/watch?v=mxdUG…
The biggest fish ever caught was a 2,664 pound great white shark back in 1959 hmy.com/biggest-fish-ever…
Jaws 2 was almost a prequel about the USS Indianapolis, the WW2 sinking/shark attack that killed hundreds of sailors and that Quint describes in the original Jaws moviemaker.com/jaws-2-was…
Sharks can suffer from cancer. The misconception that sharks do not get cancer was spread by the 1992 book 'Sharks Don't Get Cancer' by I. William Lane and used to sell extracts of shark cartilage as cancer prevention treatments. cancerres.aacrjournals.or…
Sharks have been around MUCH longer than trees zmescience.com/ecology/an…
To tell how old sharks are, they count the rings in the vertebrae sportdiver.com/how-can-yo…
Shark fin soup does not get its flavor from shark fins. The fins are only there for texture. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
In 1916 4 people were killed by a juvenile Great White shark in New Jersey (1 of the victims was swimming in a freshwater creek far from the coast) api.nationalgeographic.co…
Great white sharks are not apex predators, they are occasionally hunted by orcas for their fatty livers! youtu.be/WC8Wxfn5xFw
Sharks are called "swimming noses" because 2/3 of their brains are olfactory lobes. They can smell blood in water at 1 part per million from hundreds of meters away. But their sense of taste isn't linked to their nose and is not as developed, so often they bite once then decide not to kill. animals.howstuffworks.com…
Somniosus microcephalus aka Greenland Sharks can live for more than 400 Earth years and sometimes don't even reach puberty until they're well in their 150s. sciencemag.org/news/2016/…
Scientists have estimated that the Megalodon, the largest shark to have ever lived, had an estimated bite force of 24,000 to 40,000 psi. For comparison, the strongest bite force of any land animal was the T-Rex, which had an estimated bite force of 12,800 psi. fossildriven.com/new-blog…

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