Sharks

One of the most chill species on Earth, sharks are often misunderstood killing machines made of teeth and frickin' laser beams thanks to popular movies like Austin Powers and whatever that one Spielberg made is called. But don't forget that Jaws author Peter Benchley devoted his life to shark conservation, and they even rebuilt the boat from Jaws to help conservation efforts. That's because sharks are treasures, especially the stupid-looking ones. Sure, they're basically made of teeth and we all know what their eyes are relative to the nature of the eyes of a doll, but why are we so scared of sharks? They're old enough for AARP anyway. 

Why Are We So Scared of Sharks?

It took a few well-publicized serial attacks, along with some help from Hollywood, to turn a species just trying to mind its own business into a national phobia.

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