Feature

Tip of the week: How to avoid a shark attack

Don’t look vulnerable; Don’t look like a fish; Know where and when to swim

Don’t look vulnerable. Shark attacks on humans are extraordinarily rare, but if you want to avoid becoming the “one-in-a-million” person who suffers a shark bite, it helps to not look like their normal prey. Sharks target weak, struggling animals—those that lag behind their peers. So swim in groups when possible and minimize splashing, which looks like struggling.

Don’t look like a fish. Wear black swim fins, not brightly colored ones that will make your foot look like a brightly colored fish. Also, avoid wearing shiny jewelry, which can catch light the way fish scales do.

Know where and when to swim. When sharks can’t see well, they’ll bite at a moving object out of curiosity. Stay away from cloudy or murky water. Also, be aware that sharks typically hunt at dawn and dusk, and “don’t be available at meal time.”

Source: HuffingtonPost.com

Recommended

6 desirable homes in Detroit
House
Feature

6 desirable homes in Detroit

The Week contest: Body window
The human body.
Feature

The Week contest: Body window

Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake dead at 84
Issey Miyake Dies at age 84
RIP

Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake dead at 84

Is no-fault divorce Republicans' next target?
Wedding cake
Briefing

Is no-fault divorce Republicans' next target?

Most Popular

Justice Department investigating Southern Baptist Convention over handling of sex abuse
Demonstrators at the 2018 Southern Baptist Convention meeting
church and state

Justice Department investigating Southern Baptist Convention over handling of sex abuse

9 toons about the Mar-a-Lago raid
Political Cartoon.
Feature

9 toons about the Mar-a-Lago raid

Tulsi Gabbard fills in on Tucker Carlson Tonight
Tulsi Gabbard
a match made in heaven

Tulsi Gabbard fills in on Tucker Carlson Tonight