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16 Reasons Not To Go Into the Water... EVER!

By Vadim Newquist Jun 14, 2013

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Needlefish

If you think getting shots at the doctor is bad, then you definitely would never want to come into contact with this weird little monster, and the worst part is, you don't have to even be in the water for these guys to hurt you! Yes, they often make short jumps out of the water at up to thirty-seven miles an hour, and are known to be in the habit of jumping over boats, so if you're in the way of these sharp-nosed terrors, they can do some serious damage! Deaths are extremely rare, but are known to occur, like in 2007 when a sixteen year old Vietnamese boy was stabbed through the heart by a Needlefish with a six inch spike while night diving for sea cucumbers!

Tags: horror, animals, slideshows, nature, life, the ocean

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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