While the media paints a terrifying picture of sharks as man-eating predators, most Americans don’t know that you’re twenty-seven times more likely to be slain by a murderous bovine.
It’s true: Between 2003 and 2008, four shark fatalities have been reported in the United States, compared to a whopping 108 deaths by cattle. They go for the head and chest, and unlike sharks, cows have you exactly where they want you – in a caged pen.
Fortunately, Popular Mechanics recently published an article and guide on the topic, including tips for how best to survive a close encounter with a future Whopper. The highlights read much like a zombie survival guide: Use the buddy system, run if necessary, and make certain that your tools can’t be used against you (as was the case of a Nebraska farmer accidentally injected with bovine antibiotics after being knocked over). [Source; Image]