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An Orca (killer whale) can put a great white shark to sleep by turning it over on its back. The Orca then drowns the shark, only to eat the liver and the tongue. - Source

2. There's a 16-foot-long, 3500 pound, female Great White shark named Mary Lee being tracked as she swims up and down the East coast of USA. - Source

3. Humans aren't appropriate prey for great white sharks because their digestion is too slow to cope with the high ratio of bone to muscle and fat. - Source

4. When filming Jaws 2, cast members were circled by actual hammerhead sharks. Because the scene called for the actors to yell for help, the crew did not immediately realize they were in danger. - Source

5. Sharks act calmer when listening to AC/DC rock band songs. - Source

6Virgin birth

In 2008, a female Atlantic blacktip shark gave birth without having sex. This is the second recorded case of asexual reproduction in sharks. - Source

7. There is an animal that is a near-perfect mix of a shark and a ray called a Bowmouth guitarfish. - Source

8. Colossal cannibal great white shark is capable of hunting and eating 10 ft Great White Sharks. - Source

9. Ground sharks lose up to 35,000 teeth in their lifetime. - Source

10. Cows kill 22 times more people a year than sharks.

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The movie "Jaws" was supposed to feature a mechanical shark, but after several malfunctions, Spielberg decided to film from the shark's point of view and suggest the presence of the shark via composer John William's musical theme. - Source

12. "Deep Blue", one of the largest great white sharks ever filmed, is estimated to be over 50 years old and was (at the time) pregnant! - Source

13. The worst shark attack in human history occurred in 1945 after the USS Indianapolis was sunk in the Pacific. As many as 150 sailors waiting to be rescued were killed by sharks. - Source

14. In 1935, a shark on display in an Australian aquarium vomited up a human arm. There were no tooth marks anywhere and the limb had been cleanly removed with a blade. The investigation resulted in a man shooting himself in the head before leading police boats on a hours-long chase. - Source

15. There is a rather large population of Bull sharks living in the brisbane river in Australia.

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16Great white sharks

Great White Sharks sometimes regurgitate a bite to make room for a more calorically-rich morsel. This pattern is further evidence that white sharks are adept at assessing the caloric value of their food and are selective when feeding. - Source

17. Female sand tiger sharks have two uteri carrying hundreds of eggs, but the strongest embryo in each eats off all other eggs and hatchlings near it. Only two babies are born later - one from each uterus. - Source

18. 'Shark Island' is a concentration camp in German South West Africa (currently Namibia) where victim's bodies were "buried in a few inches of sand at low tide, and as the tide came in, the bodies went out as food for the sharks." - Source

19. A 12-year-old girl named Bahia Bakari was the sole survivor of a plane that crashed straight into the Indian Ocean. She was rescued after spending 9 hours in rough, shark-infested waters clinging to life on a piece of debris from the plane. - Source

20. Internet cables that cross the Atlantic Ocean on the sea bed are only as thick as a Magic Marker Pen in deep seas. Sharks like chewing these cables though it's not known why. Sharks can sense electromagnetic fields so they may be attracted to the current. - Source


In Australia, kangaroos kill more people than sharks. - Source

22. More people are bitten each year by New Yorkers than by sharks. - Source

23. Vending machines kill more people per year than sharks. Vending machines kill an average of 13 people a year, sharks 5. - Source

24. Jacques Cousteau described the oceanic whitetip as "The most dangerous of all sharks." The oceanic whitetip is suspected to be responsible for many fatal shark bites on humans, as a result of predation on survivors of shipwrecks or downed aircrafts. - Source

25. In the last 64 years, humans have slain 90% of the world's sharks. - Source


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