1. Sharks kill 12 people per year
    while people kill 11,417
    sharks per hour.
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  2. Whale Sharks can live up to 100 years.
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  3. Sharks have an astounding sense of smell, so powerful that they can detect a single drop of blood in an Olympic-sized pool.
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  4. Sharks will sink if they stop swimming.
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  5. New Yorkers bite 10 times more
    people than sharks do worldwide.
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  6. You are more likely to die from a falling coconut than from a shark attack.
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  7. Sharks can be introverts or extroverts.
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  8. There's a shark in Greenland that eats polar bears and can live up to 200 years.
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  9. As soon as tiger shark embryos develop teeth, they attack and eat each other in the womb.
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  10. Female Greenland sharks reach sexual maturity at age 150.
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  11. The "Shortfin Mako" Shark can accelerate faster than a Porsche.
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  12. It is believed that sharks first appeared
    420 million years ago.
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  13. Great white sharks can go for months without eating.
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  14. Sharks can grow a new set of teeth in 8 days.
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  15. Playing dead will help you survive a shark attack, MythBusters confirmed.
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  16. 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.
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  17. Because of female sharks' resistance, fewer than 10% of mating attempts actually succeed.
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  18. The outside of shark teeth is made up of fluoride, the active component of most toothpaste, so Sharks never get cavities.
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  19. The skin of a female shark is much thicker than that of a male
    because males bite females during mating.
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  20. About 50 different shark species glow in the dark. That's about 10% of all known sharks.
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  21. Sharks have eyelids, but they do not blink because the surrounding water cleans their eyes.
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  22. Sharks have survived 5 mass extinctions.
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  23. Female sharks can store sperm for up to a year before using it to fertilise their eggs.
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  24. Signs that a circling shark will attack: it will hunch its back, lower its pectoral fins and swim in zigzag motions.
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  25. Some Greenland sharks alive today were born before the English Civil War.
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  26. Some captive female sharks have been known to reproduce without the aid of a male, essentially cloning themselves.
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  27. Sharks have rush hour too: a study found that shark traffic on major routes around Palmyra Atoll peaked between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.
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  28. Sharks are older than trees.
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  29. Every winter, great white sharks swim for 40 days to meet up between Mexico and Hawaii, and nobody knows why.
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