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  • You May Hear Your Bones Breaking on Random Things about What It's Like to Be Attacked by a Shark

    (#8) You May Hear Your Bones Breaking

    Sharks have really strong jaws. Scientists have estimated that a great white can exert 4,000 pounds per square inch (psi) with a single bite, though it's never been properly tested. Because of that, when a shark bites you, it's going to do two things: try to gnaw a piece off of you, and bite down as hard as it possibly can. One surfer, Kenny Doudt, who was attacked by a shark and barely survived, knows exactly how that feels first-hand: 

    I was not yet fully aware of what was happening. I felt tremendous pressure on my chest and heard ribs snapping and the crunching of the underside on my board as it (the shark) turned out to sea. I felt totally helpless.

    So, imagine feeling your body being crushed and cut at the same time, and imagine feeling too confused and helpless to do anything about it. That's what it's like to be bitten by a shark.

  • It Could Take Minutes To Get You To Shore on Random Things about What It's Like to Be Attacked by a Shark

    (#16) It Could Take Minutes To Get You To Shore

    Minutes don't sound like much, but they can feel like a very long time when you're bleeding out in the middle of the ocean. Assuming your rescuers can get to you, assuming more sharks don't come in for the kill, assuming you're not dragged underwater again, and assuming you're still alive when they reach you, many times the people trying to help are just swimmers. This means they have to swim you all the way back to shore. If you're lucky, there might be a boat or a jet-ski in the vicinity, but even then, it might seem like an eternity.

    If you're very lucky, you might be able to swim some of the way yourself, but after you're back on land, it could still take you half an hour or more to even get to the hospital.

  • It'll All Start With A Little Nudge on Random Things about What It's Like to Be Attacked by a Shark

    (#2) It'll All Start With A Little Nudge

    Before a shark bites, it tends to check out what exactly it's biting first. So, if you're on a surf board, you might feel a little bump from their nose. If you're swimming, you might feel something brush up against your legs. In some cases, it feels more like a sudden impact, even if there's no initial bite, sometimes hard enough to knock you off a surfboard. While one nudge might not signify danger, secondary bumps could spell trouble.

  • They Might Just Be Trying To Show You Who's Boss on Random Things about What It's Like to Be Attacked by a Shark

    (#4) They Might Just Be Trying To Show You Who's Boss

    Some scientists believe that sharks will gently bite other animals as a show of dominance, rather than trying to eat them. In other words, the shark perceives you as a threat or as another shark trying to cut in on its turf, and is trying to tell you to get lost. Those kinds of bites aren't even really meant to kill, just to let you know they're there. Unfortunately for us, sharks have giant scary many-toothed mouths, and even a little bite can do some serious damage. 

  • Other Sharks Will Come And Try To Join The Fun on Random Things about What It's Like to Be Attacked by a Shark

    (#10) Other Sharks Will Come And Try To Join The Fun

    Remember how hungry sharks really dig the scent of blood? Well, when you're bitten by a shark, you bleed. A lot. So other hungry sharks in the area are going to get a whiff of your plasma, cells, and platelets as they leave your body, and they are going to be very interested in coming by to check if there are any leftovers. Sharks have no problem chomping down on a severed limb while another shark gets the main kill, so within minutes, you might spot more than one shark in the water around where you're being attacked. 

    In what is known as one of the worst shark attacks in history, the crew of the USS Indianapolis came up against this in the worst possible way. After their ship went down, there were a lot of injured men in the water, and that meant blood everywhere. Hungry sharks in the area smelled this and came out in force. They swarmed groups of survivors waiting for rescue and began to pick off the injured one by one. By the time help arrived, sharks had killed possibly over 100 men. 

  • When You Start Bleeding, They'll Start Sniffing on Random Things about What It's Like to Be Attacked by a Shark

    (#3) When You Start Bleeding, They'll Start Sniffing

    So, if you're not a shark's ideal prey, why are they targeting you exactly? It's a common myth that a shark can smell one drop of blood from miles away, but it is a fact that blood drives these guys nuts. If they're hungry, even a little blood in their near vicinity can attract them, because it indicates that there may be a wounded or dead animal in the water.

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In the past 20 years, shark attacks have become more frequent in more areas. A large number of people enjoy the happiness brought by the sea, surfing, diving, and other water sports are becoming increasingly popular, but people ignore the potential threats in the beautiful sea. Although humans are just a simple meal for sharks and they are not interested in hunting humans, their attacks are deadly.

In recent decades, there have been a series of complicated reasons for the increase in unprovoked shark attacks on human beings, except for the increase in the population on the coastline, but also habitat, water quality, and climate, all may cause shark attacks. The random tool explained 17 details about how it is like to be attacked by a shark.

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