Most people probably have a very righteous fear of the ocean, and there is usually one central reason for that budding fear in all of us: sharks. Sharks are the mightiest, most terrifying of all creatures on the entire planet. They are truly the apex predators of the Earth. Sure, some animals will scuffle, but they will never truly stand toe-to-toe. Humans, unfortunately, sometimes become meals for such beasts, but it is a lot more rare than everyone tends to believe. Here are ten facts about sharks, the terrors of the ocean.
In Iceland, the national dish is known as hakarl, which is basically Greenland shark that has been cured, fermented, and then left to dry in a shed for up to five months. It is said to be about 100 times stronger than Blue Cheese.
You probably didn’t know, but barnacles and certain bacteria strains don’t grow on sharks. Scientists have begun testing their skin to fight off infection within human beings, so they are actually saving us.