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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Each year, more divers are injured by giant clams than by sharks.

See also:
- Giant Clams of the Great Barrier Reef

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  • Any word on how many people are injured by recycled fake facts?

    Whatsamatter, Factropolis? Losing your edge to make up crap on the spot?

    By Anonymous Clam-Baked, at November 29, 2007 9:41 PM  

  • while i love me a good "diving" session myself, i hope to NEVER cross paths with a "giant clam"...

    By Blogger E rock, at January 15, 2008 2:39 PM  

  • I think pearl divers might swing this 'fact' in that direction - people shoving half their body into a giant clam in search of a pearl...hmmmm, yeah, one or two might clamp down and give someone a boo boo!

    By Anonymous Diving For Truth!, at June 19, 2008 1:12 PM  

  • Come on, people. A little internet research debunks this. Where is your source material? National Geographic says that giant clams' muscles move much too slowly to take divers by surprise.

    If this is true, what gives?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 17, 2008 11:08 PM  

  • Maybe the clams fall on the idiots.

    By Anonymous AndrewJonesRULEZ!!!, at March 19, 2009 3:54 PM  

  • I think I went home with a giant clam from the bar last night.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at December 04, 2009 7:29 PM  

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