Forget those "statistics" that tell you, on a yearly average, you're more likely to be killed by a marshmallow kitten than a Great White Shark. Sharks will always be frightening.
Filmed on a recent trip to South Africa, the shark in this footage tries and ultimately fails to bite through the bars of a diving cage. And even though the bars are made of metal, the sharpness of the shark's teeth and the determination with which he chews on the cage makes it a pretty intense viewing experience.
American Hilary Rae, who posted the video on YouTube and was in the cage at the time, has stated that: "It was quite the up close and personal experience." You can say that again, Hilary. You can say that again.
Rae, who was on one of her days from volunteering at the nearby Cango Wildlife Ranch added that, "The shark was even closer than he appears. I apologise for the shakiness." That's alright, Hilary. We forgive you.
Watching videos like this one do nothing to calm our shark-based fears. With that in mind, you're probably wondering why we keep posting them on the internet. Honestly, we don't really know. Maybe, like horror-movie fans, we're just suckers for punishment who love looking at scary shit...