These shark facts will terrify you for way more than a week

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In the film Jaws, sharks are characterized as mindless eating machines

In truth, they are far from dumb. Great whites are cunning hunters, and their mechanical efficiency is the result of millions of years of evolution. The specifics of how they move and feed are stunning to behold and terrifying to contemplate

In the graphic below, we’ve visualized the whip-like motion that allows some sharks to propel themselves as fast as 30 mph

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Image: Mashable, Bob Al-Greene

Then take a look at how a great white shark’s feeding machine operates. Read more…

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