Don’t Be Scared Of Sharks

Andrew Sullivan —  Jul 13 2012 @ 3:38pm

They're far more likely to eat your dinner than eat you:

Some statistics to calm your nerves:

Zero people were killed in the United States by a shark in 2011, while only 10 people in the United States have been killed by a shark in the last decade. More people, 16, died in the United States on the beach by tunnelling in the sand and having it collapse on them than were killed shark attack, 12, from 1990 to 2006.

And by the way, that "great white" spotted with the kayaker on Cape Cod was likely a harmless basking shark.