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.