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Date: 09/18/07 02:05 AM

32 Responses to The World`s Most Shark Infested Beaches

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    chikoori Female 18-29
    1012 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 2:09 am
    things must be pretty interesting in South Africa.
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    Shisi Male 18-29
    779 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 2:18 am
    Aw. Sharkes are cute.
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    ledzep360 Male 18-29
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    September 18, 2007 at 2:35 am
    I`m glad you so helpfully contributed.
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    Scotchy Male 18-29
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    September 18, 2007 at 3:57 am
    Honestly, I dont believe humans were made to be in the ocean, just a hint.

    I also hate how people are like "How could this have happened!?" after someone is killed/attacked.

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    UndKeineEier Male 18-29
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    September 18, 2007 at 4:23 am
    I live on Maui, and I don`t plan on going to Kahana anytime soon now...
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    843 Male 18-29
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    September 18, 2007 at 4:44 am
    Some facts:
    -Rate of shark attacks are very low compared to say, automobile accidents
    -When you see a shark approaching you, swim towards it. A shark instinctively chases things that tries to run away from it.
    -When a shark gets too close for comfort, punch its snout. Most sharks will back away, predators hate preys that can strike back.
    -When you are lodged in a shark`s jaw, try to gouge its eyes.
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    AmyNicoleduh Female 18-29
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    September 18, 2007 at 5:16 am
    Sorry, but I won`t swim towards a shark.

    Just, no.

    Anyways, I watched a show during shark week all about this.

    They actually said Daytona Beach here in Florida is the most shark-infected place.

    I live near Daytona Beach and go there all the time, hah.

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    happyshopper Male 18-29
    292 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 7:42 am
    i just think its funny when someone says punch a shark on the nose, are you having a laugh. the only thing i think about that is i have been told it by lots of people, but none of them have ever seen a bloody shark in the wild, my advice dont try and start a fight with it.
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    farquaadhnch Male 18-29
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    September 18, 2007 at 8:19 am
    To happyshopper,

    My parents are professional scuba divers, when they feel like it, and have gone swimming with sharks several times. If a shark gets to close for comfort, they just jab it in the nose and it backs off.

    New Smyrna gets a bad rap because of the "high" rate of attacks. The sharks are small compared to others around the world and no one there, in my living memory, has been killed there. 90% only end up with a scar after the shark realizes it`s not a fish. The other 10% get bitten in a way that the shark takes something with them.

    If you really want to avoid a shark attack, stay out of the water. Kind of like abstinence for pregnancies.

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    happyshopper Male 18-29
    292 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 8:55 am
    im sorry man but i dont think the rite thing to do is go into a sharks habbitat and punch it, having looked about i have found that it doesn`t allways work as a few people have been biten after punching a shark, plus congrats for your parents but i still think its a pretty f uckin stupid idea
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    becbec96 Female 13-17
    39 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 9:13 am
    there was a guy on the news who punched a shark in the nose, i never thought it actually worked
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    sarifynna Female 18-29
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    September 18, 2007 at 9:50 am
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    Taurwen Female 18-29
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    September 18, 2007 at 12:18 pm
    Happy, I don`t think people actually go into the water looking for sharks that they can punch. It`s just basic animal instincts, you don`t try to eat something that`s not worth it (as in, it`s fighting back to hard). Most shark bites are mistaken identity anyway, so a hit on the nose kinda enforces the idea of "Oh drat, this isn`t what I thought it was"
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    catapilrgirl Female 30-39
    150 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 12:46 pm
    I live in Daytona Beach, just down the road from New Smyrna and they always say on the news and the lifeguards tell people about the sharks but do tourists listen? nooooooooooooo
    it`s always the surfers that get their @$$ bit... "but dude, the waves were great today!"
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    kribbe Male 18-29
    2006 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 1:38 pm
    actually sharks dont attack humans, the only time they attack humans is when they mistake them for seals, and they hate the taste of human blood just so u know
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    arabking Male 13-17
    147 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 4:03 pm
    I miss California :( I wish i was still there. I used to go to bolinas beach all the time. oh well...
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    Snoogans Male 30-39
    869 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 4:47 pm
    People: The other white meat.
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    iansquall Female 18-29
    601 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 4:52 pm
    That`s why I like Lake Michigan. There`s nothing in it that can kill me (that I know of). Well, water can kill me but you know what I mean. :-P
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    kmuggee Female 13-17
    681 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 5:32 pm
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    upendy Female 13-17
    1211 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 5:37 pm
    Brisbane, Australia??
    Bahaha, it`s not exactly infested.
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    DrFeelGood10 Male 18-29
    290 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 7:13 pm
    picture #9 actually made me think HUMANS are the infestation problem on this planet :/
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    DrFeelGood10 Male 18-29
    290 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 7:15 pm
    kinda like the Asian wave pool post
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    piginawig44 Male 13-17
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    September 18, 2007 at 7:32 pm
    Uh, no. There was a thing on TV that was taking about shark attacks. Last year there was 9 deaths related to shark attacks. And last year how many deaths did toasters casue? 962. Yeah. Toasters.
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    mastercif Male 13-17
    458 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 9:24 pm
    yes, finally someone said it
    there was an article on this site about shark attacks, and apparently since 1996 there have been 16 fatal shark attacks in the US(just the US), however, since 1996 18 people have died from tripping on a beach and hitting their head against the sand, yes thats right, sand. so more people in the US have died because of sand than sharks and it really bugs me when people are still afraid to go into the water at all because of sharks. Its kind of like how people stereotype all Muslims for hating Christians, Jews, and women even though a small minority of Muslims think and act this way.
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    KuzEyeSedSoe Male 13-17
    90 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 9:45 pm
    ^^Lol, Toasters > Sharks. pwnt.
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    omgitssam Male 13-17
    384 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 10:19 pm
    i`ll keep that in mind
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    B3nt Male 18-29
    96 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 11:52 pm
    Did anyone happen to click on any of the pictures? I clicked on one and it took me to all of these horribly gruesome shark attack pictures. One of them, a beautiful naked chick.... on an operating table missing half of her thigh, disturbed me in a way I wasn`t quite prepared for. I`m going to have terrible nightmares tonight :(

    Oh yeah, STILL going to the beach this weekend.

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    danielkwan88 Male 18-29
    307 posts
    September 19, 2007 at 12:34 am
    best way to avoid sharks, don`t go into open water... or at least don`t go in if someone said there`s a shark
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    hardcoredood Male 18-29
    20 posts
    September 19, 2007 at 1:32 am
    I surf at Bolinas in Norcal...and im still walking. this shark thing is hyped up it happens once every few years
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    wtfstoner55 Male 13-17
    167 posts
    September 19, 2007 at 2:02 am
    What a surprise, Australia has one of the most shark-infested beaches... on top of the worlds most dangerous bird, most venomous snakes...
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    KELLYxxLOVES Female 18-29
    9 posts
    September 19, 2007 at 7:42 pm
    i go to New Smyrna all the time. No one really cares about the sharks...and no one in Hawaii really minds eaither
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    GuinnesApple Female 18-29
    41 posts
    September 19, 2007 at 8:53 pm
    Yea I live in Hawaii and no one here worries about sharks. One of the dumbest question tourist ask when they come here is "Are there sharks in these waters?" the answer they always get is "Yup"

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