Sharks can be a little scary. They are such powerful beasts, that for the most part leave us alone. But every once in a while, they attach humans, often leaving behind gaping wounds, or even killing.
In 2000, there were 79 shark attacks reported worldwide, 11 of them fatal. In 2005 and 2006 this number dropped to 61 and 62 respectively, while the number of fatalities dropped to only four per year. Of these attacks, the majority occurred in the United States (53 in 2000, 40 in 2005 and 38 in 2006). For the same period, the Global Shark Attack File records 69 unprovoked attacks of which five were fatal.
If you are squeemish, don't look down: