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Fisherman Very Narrowly Evades Shark Bite
This fisherman was minding his own business when an aggressive shark came too close for comfort. He tried to poke it with his spear to make it go away, but the shark retaliated and bit off part of his wetsuit. Luckily, the fisherman swam away from the incident without any injuries. Not many people really want to know what a shark attack looks like—from the point of view of the victim. This scuba diver found out. The gentleman was out spear-fishing when he saw a shark getting a little to curious. Common wisdom is that when sharks get to curious, a diver should push them away forcefully—let them know there is some life left in you, that you aren’t passive and ready to be dinner. This diver gave the shark a sharp jab with his fishing sopear. The shark did not approve. Rather than take heed of the warning, the shark made a powerful lunge for the diver, slamming its jaws shut perilously near the diver’s flesh. How near? The shark ripped a chunk out of his wetsuit. The thickness of a wetsuit is measured in millimeters—half a millimeter for 65-75 degrees, five millimeters for 45 degrees. That shark’s teeth came somewhere between a sixteenth and three-sixteenths of an inch form tearing a chunk out of the diver’s body. Everything turned out for the best, though. Apparently the shark didn’t like the taste of neoprene, and decided it wasn’t interested in eating t6his weird creature made out of wetsuit material. The diver swam away, with the only lasting injury being to his wallet, as he will have to replace the torn suit. Even that has an upside—he can hang the old one in his home as a conversation starter. When the fishing tales start unfolding, he won’t have to try to convince people how close that shark really came.