Since the 1980s, when detailed autopsies of sand tiger sharks revealed embryos in the stomachs of other embryos, researchers had known that the shark fetuses cannibalized each other in utero about five months into their nearly yearlong gestation.
Legend has it that a shark embryo actually bit a researcher’s hand during a dissection when the researcher reached into the uterus of the shark’s mother, Chapman said.
So, I think the “dudely competition” slant the article went with is kind of dodgy, but I was just amusing myself with provoked vs. unprovoked shark-attack statistics yesterday, and now oh my fucking god, there apparently needs to be a goddamned “most provoked” category.
Like, unprovoked: you were just doing a thing, and the shark came up and bit you.
Provoked: the shark was just doing a thing, and you came up and started some shit.
Most provoked: you killed the shark’s mother and then reached into the uterus it was just occupying and started some shit.