682523337

682523337

Photo by: Getty Images/Peter Cade

Getty Images/Peter Cade

Cows Kill More People Than Sharks

By: Discovery

Sharks are the least of your problems according to these statistics.

November 01, 2019

You've seen "Jaws." You know sharks can be deadly. But in reality, they don't kill very many people each year.

There are approximately five deaths caused by sharks annually, while horses kill about 20 people a year and cows kill about 22. Crocodiles gobble up 1,000 people a year. By spreading malaria, mosquitos kill hundreds of thousands more people than sharks do every year. Deer also cause hundreds of deaths, mostly by running out in front of cars.

Now that you know not to fear sharks, celebrate your knowledge with this very silly LL Cool J song about sharks.

This article first appeared on Curiosity.com.

Next Up

Earthworms Aren't as Good for the Soil as You Think

Are worms really an invasive pest outside of the garden?

Sperm Whales Are Loud Enough to Burst Your Eardrums

The world's loudest animal happens to live in the ocean.

Bigger, Badder, Fatter: Fat Bear Week 2019 is Here

It's time for the bears to pack on the salmon and prepare for winter hibernation, but first they must compete in a battle of the fattest: Fat Bear Week.

This Giant Ichthyosaur Might Have Been Bigger Than a Blue Whale

This normal-looking reptile may be the largest animal that ever existed.

St. Croix Locals Band Together to Save Their Island's Turtles

Since 1977, scientists have been monitoring leatherback turtle populations in order to help protect the species.

Bei Bei Says Bye Bye - National Zoo’s Giant Panda Prepares for Move to China

After four years of delighting individuals and families in the United States, giant panda Bei Bei is ready to bid farewell and embark on the next stage of his life in China.

Most of What You Know About Daddy Longlegs Is Wrong

Daddy longlegs are one of the most venomous critters out there.

The T-Rex Has a New Branch on its Family Tree

A farmer happened upon one of the greatest fossil finds in Canada, which was recently announced by paleontologists to be, quite possibly, one of the oldest dino-finds in the country!

Quiz: Which Man Vs Bear Grizzly Are You?

Grizzly Mountain is home to three of the strongest, fastest, and smartest bears: Bart, Honey Bump and Tank. Each bear has their own unique strength against each human challenger. Find out which bear you’d stack up against in the Man Vs Bear challenge.