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Sharks Aren't As Deadly As You Might Think

It's other animals you should be worried about.

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Good made this data visualization to show that sharks aren't as deadly as you might think. It highlights the top 15 lethal creatures that account for millions of human fatalities per year.

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  1. What animal do you think causes the most human deaths?

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    Shark
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    Wolf
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    Lion
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    Elephant
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    Hippo
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    Crocodile
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    Tapeworm
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    Tsetse fly
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    Assassin bug
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    Dog
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    Snake
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    Ascaris roundworm
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    Freshwater snail
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    Human
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    Mosquito

Turns out, sharks kill around just 10 people a year.

Whereas hippos kill 500 people a year!

And dogs kill 40,000 people a year!!

Humans murder around 475,000 of their fellow humans a year...

But it's really the little guys you have to watch out for: Mosquitoes kill 725,000 people a year!

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