It’s Shark Week, which is pretty much a yearly reminder that there are monsters under the surface of the ocean that want nothing more than to devour you whole.
But really, statistically speaking, your chances of being attacked by a shark are about a one in 11.5 million. To put things in perspective, your chances of dying in a car accident are about one in 6,700. That’s a big difference.
If you’re looking to lower your odds of getting thrashed by a great white even further, you might want to stay away from these shark attack hotspots:
New Smyrna Beach, Florida – Home to an amazing 238 attacks, this Florida beach consistently has more shark attacks than any other beach. But on the bright side, there has yet to be a fatal attack.
Ponce de Leon Inlet, Florida – Though the number of attacks is alarmingly high here, local surfers do not stay away … and many actual victims of shark bites say they cannot wait to get back out on the water.
Perth, Western Australia – It seems sharks migrate to Western Australia. So when you put a bunch of beach lovers and tourists into the mix, bad things happen, including a number of fatal attacks. (TheInertia)