Break The Fake – Statistics & facts about how vending machines have a higher annual death rate for humans compared to annual deaths caused by shark attacks

  1. I was browsing the web about some shark facts, and I came upon this website called insider that was talking about animals that aren’t as dangerous as other people think. In the picture I included below, it says that only around 6 people die from sharks each year, and that means that you’re more likely to die from a falling vending machine. I decided to do more research on this fact to see if it was actually real or not.


2. After some more research on the fact, I found another website that included a statistical photo that was made by the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System website/organization. The picture shows the total shark attacks, how many were fatal and non fatal in each year, and finally totaled it up to 6 fatal shark attacks for around 9 years. Of course the statistics were a bit in the past, but only by a year and a half from now basically. I decided to check the website to see if it was trustable.


3. Right off the bat, it looks pretty trustable to me, it has a good format for a statistical based website and it doesn’t look like something a fake website would spend so much time on, I decided to dig deeper in the next photo.



4. At the bottom of the website page it has links to almost everything that you can contact them on, which leads me to believe that they are even more trustable for creating these social media accounts for their website, they also provide a phone number which you can contact them on.


I fully trust that these facts and statistics are true and not false, also backed up with my research.


Information fluency, Topic: Sharks, why they need to be understood better.

Personally, I have always liked sharks. They’re cool, they can swim fast, they’re strong and they’re really intimidating. On the other hand though, the last thing I would want to do is to be close to one, or even in the water with one, because even thought I like sharks, I am still scared of how unpredictable they can be, plus I’m not that much of a marine life expert. That is why I always try to stay away from areas that contain sharks, because it’s always in my best interest to not be close to them. I’ve seen some people call sharks mass killers and killing machines, and these are all based off of once in a life time encounters that they have heard from other people, or these crazy allegations would be from movies that make sharks look like absolute monsters that are always waiting for you to step into the water just so they can drag you to the bottom of the ocean and kill you. These movies are movies such as the Jaws movie, the films about megalodon which was a huge prehistoric maniac of a shark. There are still many, many more movies out there that incite fear into people’s thoughts of sharks. It really isn’t fair to sharks, when humans kill 80 to 100 million sharks every single year, but they only kill about 5 humans every year. Do you see the difference? We, humans, are literally making sharks go extinct by other destroying their eco systems, or just simply hunting them and selling them for personal benefits.

Quarter 2, which assignment I’m proud of.

My assignment which I am proud of is probably my science project I did with my partner in Quarter 2. My partner and I had to create a circuit after we learned about physics in Science 9, so it was beginner but the project was worth a lot of our mark, so we did our best to create a circuit that could realistically and at the same time unrealistically (because we had limited resources and we had to create it on a lab website) fit into a real house. After we made it on the website, I drew the good copy on paper. We got an overall 10/10 mark which is the part I’m really proud of.

Creative and thoughtful comments 24/7!

Thank you for visiting my blog whoever is reading this, this blog is about some rules I want to address about commenting on my blogs and everyone else’s blogs too. I’ve chosen four rules for commenting on blogs today and I will be explaining why.

1. Comments should be at least 2-5 sentences, not less.

explanation: I believe this rule is important because for interesting posts, you don’t really want to just comment one quick sentence about the post, you should put thought and care into the comment, just like the creator of the blog did for the blog.

2. Constructive criticism only. Critique the idea, not the person. Being derogatory or inflammatory distracts the conversation. Respect other people and their opinions and ideas.

explanation: If someone’s blog is wrong or just bad in your opinion, you should critique their idea, and not them as a person; because at the end of the day you never know what someone on the internet can and/or will do.

3. Use good grammar and spelling. Mistakes cause readers to focus on how you write, not your ideas.

explanation: If you want to critique or even propose a new idea you shouldn’t be making a fool of yourself, make your grammar and wording as strong as you, and all of us are strong so no weakness in comments.

4. Treat people the way you want to be treated.

explanation: This is quite simple, because it’s just saying that you should not be too mean to others especially on the internet, because again it is a form of bullying once it passes a point.


Example of a blog and comment: “How to make an igloo hangout for you and your friends to hangout in!”

Comment: “Wow Kevin this is a great idea with good intents, it’s exactly what I like. Next though please be a bit more clear with the formatting of the steps and the tools required, because I kind of lost the steps and how to do them in the middle somewhere!”



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