With the 2015 installment of Shark Week upon us, let's try to keep some perspective...
Sharks kill around two people in the United States per year.
Here are some things that kill a lot more people in the U.S. than that, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
1. Bumping into somebody
2. Chilling in bed
4. Climbing a tree
5. Taking a bath
6. Crossing paths with a mean dog
7. Getting sloshed
8. Walking literally anywhere
9. Climbing a ladder
10. Mowing the lawn
11. Crossing train tracks
12. Riding the bus
13. Getting struck by lightning
But don't worry, these freak accidents are still extremely rare! Shark deaths are just even MORE rare...
Science Writer, Fossil Beastmaster
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