Ever since Spielberg brought a giant rubber fish onto the big screen, sharks have become a regular fixture in our nightmares.
While sharks have been around for literally millions of years, it was not until Hollywood made them it’s new monster of the week, that we started really fixating on the terrifying prospect of being eaten by one.
In reality, shark attacks are rare. Over the past five years, an average of 4.2 fatal shark attacks have taken place each year world-wide, you’re 37 times more likely to die from a coconut than a shark attack every year. Seriously.
That said however, the fact that there are these huge man eating fish in our oceans is obviously a constant subject of morbid fascination. What’s important is to separate the myth from the reality, here are the 8 scariest shark attacks that have happened in real life.