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Top 10 Animals Most People Are Scared Of

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7the Place: Great White Sharks

More people die from from falling off their chairs or from electric shocks off broken toasters. But still: fear of Great White Sharks is much greater. Two tons of muscle and teeth swimming towards you is enough to give you a lump in the throat. Only a few of the 360 types of shark are actually dangerous and most bites are just “test” bites because a human on a surfboard looks a lot like a tasty seal from underneath.

Great White Shark Great White Shark - Photo: Alexius Sutandio/Shutterstock

Great White Shark Great White Shark - Photo: Dominique de La Croix/Shutterstock

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