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Don’t Worry, Shark Attacks Are Still Incredibly Rare

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water ... it is

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A swimmer’s run-in with a great white shark at California’s Manhattan Beach on Saturday 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, you’re much more likely to get injured by your own toilet or a room freshener.

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