You may have heard that if you are being attacked by a shark, all you need to do to free yourself is to punch the animal. However, former Navy Seal Clint Emerson says that punching a shark in water is actually not necessarily as easy as it sounds.
When attempting to punch a shark in water, the water actually slows down the speed of your flying fist making it more of a punch in slow-mo. Instead, he suggests trying to cause as much pain as possible. To do this, Emerson says aim for the eyes or the gills. He says that you should shove your thumbs into the shark's eyes. Or, if you can, grab the gills and stick your fingers into the vents and try to rip them out.
It sounds vicious, but remember that this could be a life or death situation and you want to be the one who lives.
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