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Don't Worry, Shark Attacks Are Still Incredibly Rare

Updated: Jun 15, 2015 10:14 AM ET | Originally published: Jul 06, 2014

The grisly shark attacks on two teenagers in North Carolina over the weekend may trigger the Jaws theme in nervous beach-goers' heads, but there's no need to be afraid of the water — shark attacks are still incredibly uncommon.

There have only been 12 people killed by shark attacks between the years 2001 and 2013, and as National Geographic notes in the video above — made after a swimmer's run-in with a great white shark at California's Manhattan Beach in 2014 — you're much more likely to get injured by your own toilet or a room freshener.

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