25 Crazy Facts About Sharks You Can Sink Your Teeth Into

Posted by on August 21, 2012

Cue the Jaws music. Like the Olympics, Shark Week 2012 has come and gone. Although  sharks may have a hard time distinguishing between friends and food, they’re still the kings of the ocean. In honor of Shark Week 2012, here are 25 crazy facts about sharks you can sink your teeth into.


Expensive Dental Bills

The average shark has 40-45 teeth and can have up to seven rows of replacement teeth. Because sharks lose a lot of teeth and grow them back quickly, they often go through more than 30,000 teeth in a lifetime.


Bad to the Bone

Sharks do not have a single bone in their bodies. Their skeletons are made of cartilage.


Jam Packed

Hammerhead sharks are born with soft heads so they won’t jam their mothers’ birth canals.


Not Your Mama’s Cookies

The Cookiecutter shark’s name stemmed from its unusual feeding method. The sharks attaches its mouth onto its victim and carves out a hunk of flesh, leaving a circular wound in its prey that resembles the hole a pastry cutter forms in dough


Survival of the Fittest

The first tiger shark pup to hatch inside its mother’s womb devours its unborn siblings until only two pups remain, one on each side of the womb.