While it is no laughing matter in South Carolina, a shark attack video’s advice is billing itself as “summer safety tips” in an apparent attempt to try and lighten the mood. A Tennessee woman named Veronica-Pooh Nash Poleate posted the Facebook video because she believes that in “perilous and troublesome times, we need to laugh.”
In a related report by the Inquisitr, a shark attack expert claims that “something strange is going on,” although perhaps the sharks are not nearly as strange as the waters turning blood red around the world.
In the video, Veronica-Pooh Nash Poleate shares her thoughts on the recent shark attacks in South Carolina and offers ways people can avoid being bitten.
“I’m not going to the ocean because that’s the shark’s house. The shark has the right to eat you up if you in his house,” Poleate says in the video. “When chickens come in my house, guess what? They get ate. When pigs come in my house, they on the plate. So when you go in the shark’s house, you gonna get ate up.”
The video discussing the South Carolina shark attacks has already gained almost seven million views on Facebook alone since it was posted on June 28, 2015. But some people noted that shark attack statistics prove there is no reason to overreact with fear.
“Video was funny, but more people died last year choking on a tooth pick than shark attacks! So I guess you should never use a tooth pick either? People hear about every shark attack that happens cause they are so vicious! You have a better chance to win the lottery then be killed by a shark! Just saying.”
While many lauded the shark attack advice, others were quick to offer advice to Poleate about safety tips for making viral videos.
“While she is genius about the sharks, did anyone else notice she needs a video about not shooting a video while driving? Might be a bit more statistically dangerous than a shark attack!”
As a comparison, the International Shark Attack File claims there were 52 shark attacks in 2014 within the United States, with zero shark attack deaths counted for the year. Florida shark attacks accounted for 28 out of 52, with Hawaii being the second most dangerous state based upon seven shark attacks. In 2015, South Carolina’s shark attacks have so far numbered three, and five shark attacks were recorded for 2014.
[Smiling Shark Image via Ring It Plus]