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Jaws! Little-known and hard-to-swallow facts about Sharks

August 6, 2014

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Shark Week is almost upon us (starts Aug 10)! You may want to stay out of the ocean after learning about some of these shark facts from The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids Vol. 3!

Jaws! Little-known and hard-to-swallow facts about Sharks

These items have been found in the stomachs of sharks:
• A man’s wallet
• 25 bottles of water (1 quart each) bound together with a wire hoop
• a nearly whole reindeer
• a blue penquin
• a handbag containing three shillings
• a full-grown spaniel

Tiger sharks may be the most gluttonous of all sharks. They have been known to try to digest beer bottles, bags of potatoes, coal, dogs, overcoats, a driver’s license, a cow’s hoof, the antlers of a deer, and a chicken coop with feathers and bones still inside. Fortunately for them, tiger sharks have a kind of safety valve if they eat too much junk food. They throw up.

In 1935, a tiger shark in an aquarium near Coogee Beach, Australia, vomited up a human arm with a tattoo of two boxers wearing red shorts. The arm was identified as belonging to Australian gangster James Smith, who had disappeared several weeks earlier.

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