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Things that are more likely to kill you than sharks

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Great White Breaching The Surface

Great White Breaching The Surface. Courtesy of apexpredators.com

Sharks are certainly misunderstood and create apprehension and fear in a great many people. To make those of you who are afraid feel a little bit better, here is a list of things are much more likely to kill you than sharks!

  • Heart Disease – Kills 7.25 million people annually
  • Mosquitoes – Kill 1.4 million people annually
  • Cars – Kill 1.21 million people annually
  • Lightning – Kills 24,000 people annually
  • Boats – Kill 5900 people annually
  • Texting – Kills 5870 people annually
  • Drowning – Kills 2000 people annually
  • Bees, Wasps and Hornets – Kill 1280 people annually
  • Ants – Kill 980 people annually
  • Dogs – Kill 455 people annually
  • Snakes – Kill 160 people annually
  • Spiders – Kill 120 people annually
  • Vending Machines – Kill 65 people annually
  • Hippos – Kill 50 people annually
  • Jellyfish – Kill at least 40 people annually
  • Crocodiles and Alligators – Kill 14 people annually
  • Scorpions – Kill 10 people annually

Are you still frightened of sharks??

Learn more about shark preservation at http://www.supportoursharks.com 


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Lee has been in the marketing industry for the last 15 years and now specializes in teaching marketing techniques to people in the scuba diving industry. He is founder of Dive Media Solutions which, in addition to providing complete marketing, media, communications and IT solutions exclusively for the scuba diving industry, also produces The Scuba News. You can connect with Lee via Twitter by following @DiveMedia

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