When we think about animal attacks, the most common imagery that leaps to mind is usually something out of Jaws -- but did you know that sharks cause the smallest number of attacks on people? According to research published on Bill Gates' blog, Gates Notes, sharks are responsible for an average of six attacks on humans a year, ranking last in the Top 20 World's Deadliest Animals.
Based on these findings from 2015, the inconspicuous bee is about 10 times more deadly than these ancient aquatic predators, which have killed around 57 people in North America over the past 50 years -- second to brown bears, with 70 recorded fatalities since 1970.
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