Critter News: Snails outkill sharks in the world of deadly critters

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ATLANTA, GA – Forget about all those things you’ve heard about sharks being dangerous, nasty death machines.

Turns out, they’re wussies when it comes to other killers on land and sea.

Seems sharks kill only about four people around the world every year, or so says the group “Oceana”.

On the other hand, dogs, you know, man’s best friend, kill about 40 people in the United States each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Cows, those things that go “moo” and give milk, kill around 22 people every year by stomping them or goring them to death. At least, so says the CDC.

And those hungry, hungry hippos can reach speeds of up to 20 miles per hour as they hunt down a meal on two legs. The Gates Foundation claims hippos kill 500 humans a year.

Snails, critters not known for their ability to move fast, much less run, somehow manage to kill 200-thousand people a year, just In Sub-Saharan Africa, according to Uncle Sam’s snail killer counters at the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Just remember, next time you slather some garlic and butter on one of these babies, you could be saving someone’s life, maybe your own.

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