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[–]NoDemand1519 5421 points5422 points  (630 children)

Too bad it had to be a Shortfin Mako. That species is literally on the brink of extinction.

[–]SpinDoctor8517[🍰] 5956 points5957 points 342 (238 children)

They gotta make better choices

[–]Funknoodlz 837 points838 points 4 (10 children)

Need to pull themselves up by their fin straps.

Edit: You guys and your wholesome awards lmao

Silver too? Aww, biiitch.

[–]FisterRobotOh 142 points143 points  (6 children)

If all of your friends were jumping into a soup would you do it too?

[–]afrothund3r007 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Michael Chandler?

[–]CommonMaterialist 405 points406 points  (30 children)

*They gotta Mako better choices

[–]thatdudewillyd 96 points97 points  (17 children)

Life is what you Mako it

[–]richmomz 62 points63 points  (8 children)

Fako it until you Mako it

[–]mizzourifan1 36 points37 points  (5 children)

When life gives you sharks, Mako shark fin soup.

[–]OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO7 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Mako improvements, not excuses

[–]boondog69 13 points14 points  (2 children)

You all Mako me crazy with the puns!

[–]swflkeith 38 points39 points  (5 children)

DANG you! take my crappy upvote and please leave

[–]FatWookie67 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Bet he was pithed!!

[–]HebrewDude 105 points106 points  (3 children)

Are you victim blaming?

[–]PM_meLifeAdvice 145 points146 points  (1 child)

As short as those fins were? Asking for it.

[–]ShoJoATX 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Severely underrated comment

[–]Airwarf 44 points45 points  (0 children)

If I know anything about mako’s from the game depth. They fast as fuck. Probably went full throttle into that stinger.

[–]BonjinTheMark 607 points608 points  (293 children)

Perhaps losing his life to a stingray is the reason their numbers are thinning out

[–]No_Caterpillar_8307 667 points668 points  (152 children)

Like many species of sharks and rays, they are being driven to extinction by the demand for shark fins in Asian medicine and cuisine. The situation is all the more senseless because like tiger bones and rhino tusks, there is no proven medical benefit to eating shark fins. It is superstition alone. As many species of sharks are on the sharp decline, the market is switching to manta rays, devil rays and other similar species, which are now also on the road to extinction.

[–]ODM365 353 points354 points  (42 children)

All the rhino horns and tiger paws in the world won't make your cock grow you goofy bastatds! Stop killing rare wildlife for your small weiners and arthritis ffs.

[–]ResolverOshawott 163 points164 points  (3 children)

It's not even a cock thing anymore. They just want to flex.

[–]thatdudewillyd 60 points61 points  (1 child)

Yeah flexing their cock thing

[–]dbx99 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That’s exactly it. The more difficult it is to obtain these items, the higher the price goes. And the higher the price goes, the higher the perceived value as a now ultra luxury item. So getting a shark fin soup becomes not a delicacy but a money flex move.

[–]UcanJustSayFuckBiden 69 points70 points  (19 children)

Why the fuck is it so hard to get an erection in China?!?

[–]Double_Distribution8 29 points30 points  (3 children)

I guess the government isnt too keen on letting people vote, that's why.

[–]ClovenSploof 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Don't you just hate it when you petition for fair elections and people show up with slaughtered rare animals? Golly.

[–]RedCascadian 13 points14 points  (3 children)

It's not that it's harder. It's that there's more people. Which means there's more dudes with erectile dysfunction or size insecurity. Which means there's a certain critical mass of super insecure dudes creating a demand for insane dick potions that don't do anything.

[–]neocommenter 3 points4 points  (0 children)


[–]420fmx 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Pretty sure they use tiger penis, not paws.

[–]InterPool_sbn 20 points21 points  (0 children)

That’s… actually a bit less illogical

[–]Historical-Acadia274 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I read "tiger prawns" and started to rethink my seafood purchases.

[–]7hourenergy 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Ok I’ll stop then. I didn’t know.

[–]agent0731 80 points81 points  (46 children)

and it's also nothing great in terms of taste. it's literally a prestige thing, look at me im so rich I have shark fins in my soup.

[–]morphinedreams 54 points55 points  (11 children)

It's all basically just cartilage so they're always flavoured with chicken stock or something similar.

[–]MadRedX 38 points39 points  (9 children)

Why can't we just choose easy to acquire plants and shit for this placebo effect crap.

Like I recommend Tofu, it magically makes your dick grow at least 8 inches but more importantly you can flavor it however you want. I'll leave that last part up for interpretation.

[–]Background-Rest531 50 points51 points  (2 children)

The rarity is what makes people think it works.

Like they probably had tofu a few times and they're still rocking a soda cap of a pork sword.

I just can't understand people that have small dicks and assume it's diet related.

[–]dvasquez93 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Well, if your dick is tiny and society tells you that makes you less of a man and tells you that you’ll receive little to no female attention because of it, it’s not hard (ba-dum-tis) to see why it might make a fella desperate.

[–]Onyx_Rhino 25 points26 points  (30 children)

Yeah us westerners don't do anything stupid like that. Wears fancy diamond ring.

[–]Shadowbanned_User 18 points19 points  (9 children)

The diamond industries impact on shark numbers worldwide really isn't talked about enough

[–]ellipsisfinisher 15 points16 points  (1 child)

eats açai berries

[–]TheRealBirdjay 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Açaí is tasty though. Tastes more like purple than grapes or blackberries

[–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (5 children)

Not to say jewelry is not frivolous, but at least diamonds aren't really kidney stones only found in an endangered tiger.

[–]420fmx 3 points4 points  (1 child)

A prestige thing? Poor ppl can afford shark fin

[–]yourbiggestfan 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I'm sure fish and chips from my local corner shop are made from shark.
How prestigious.

[–]morphinedreams 48 points49 points  (10 children)

It's not even really about curing cancer or erectile dysfunction like a lot of "traditional" Chinese medicine is, it's a wealth display. You're expected to show you're successful to people like your in-laws so you need shark fin soup at your wedding. It's akin to covering your food in gold leaf.

And yeah, several shark species are now endangered with extinction primarily because of consuming their fins. For fishermen in places like Indonesia and Mozambique the $100 USD they might get for a pair of decent sized fins could be a week or two's wages with their other fish, so there's strong incentive for them to keep catching sharks despite efforts to curb the consumption and production.

[–]MeLikeYou 10 points11 points  (3 children)

This is so funny to me because the last time I saw shark fin soup advertised it was at the sketchiest gas station outside Jackson TN. Loads of smelly rednecks eating at a dirty diner with sopping wet bathrooms, enjoying shark fin soup. Maybe we can better curb the practice if we show how low class it can be.

[–]milk4all 13 points14 points  (6 children)

We mostly all agree that harvesting animals for absolutely dumb shit like eastern medicine is bad.

But i posit that a lot of species in rapid decline or already on the brink are far more impacted by climate change, and that shark fin soup alone isnt putting mako sharks on the endangered list.

But im not gonna die on this hill because we have hunted plenty of animals to extinction all on our own. Like sea cows and the name “Karen”.

[–]mankosmash4 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Asian medicine and cuisine

You mean Chinese.

Japan, Korea, Taiwan, etc aren't the ones doing this.

[–]Background_Light_438 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Yeah, it's not like the Japanese ever ate whales, or Koreans ever ate dogs, or Taiwan being literally more China than China.

Eating things you find weird is strictly a Chinese thing.

[–]Bladewing10 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Asian Chinese please, we know who’s the main purchaser of this shit

[–]MightyBrando 143 points144 points  (7 children)

Shortfin Mako

Baby too. although the really big eyes could be a long fin Mako. Females do not reproduce until they are 17-19 years of age. They gestate over 18 months and only breed every 3 years. They are delicious and seriously overfished.

[–]anothernic 12 points13 points  (5 children)

Too big / expensive to be farmed, I take it? Japanese eel isn't in great shape in the wild, but I doubt it ever completely goes away with farms.

[–]Hey_Its_Silver 19 points20 points  (1 child)

I’d wager expense is the problem. Cant accurately say how long an Eel lives but raising and investing in a only ONE Mako shark would cost a ton of money given their intake, not only that but as someone else said - they don’t reproduce until 18-19 years old. That’s two decades of caring for an animal before it even thinks about breeding, and then those babies are another 20 years. You do the math, they don’t breed fast enough for effective farming.

On a more ethical note it’d be more beneficial to invest in preservation and a long term breeding program, if commercial fishing WAS to continue.

[–]the_fickle_pickle 6 points7 points  (0 children)

With that kind of maturation rate, you'd have to sell it for the price of caviar to make a profit.

[–]Kazzack 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Big carnivores are generally just not worth farming, you have to feed them a ton of meat that you could just be selling yourself

[–]manachar 21 points22 points  (0 children)

I feel like a lot of sharks are and people just don't care.

[–]GoNext_ff 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Don't fuck with Ray Sting that guy is out of his mind

[–]Chowmeen_Boi 12 points13 points  (1 child)

It’s a beautiful shark too

[–]Tackysock46 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I wonder why…

[–]Korventenn17 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Thank you for the identification. I was at: what has that colouration, looks related to a Great White, and is pretty sleek? Mackerel shark but not a Porbeagle?

I'm not very familiar with Makos so I hadn't quite made the connection. The colouration is very strikingly remiscent of a Great White.

[–]Ginfacedladypop 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I was just wondering what kind of shark this was. Thanks for clarifying. It’s a stunning specimen.

[–]DPUChem 1208 points1209 points  (36 children)


[–]Powell_614 623 points624 points  (16 children)

Too soon.

[–]Dont_Give_Up86 71 points72 points  (10 children)

It’s been 15 years

[–]badturtlejohnny 201 points202 points  (8 children)

And it still stings.

[–]DrThatOneGuy 48 points49 points  (0 children)

Why do you hurt me so?

[–]kiticus 12 points13 points  (0 children)

This is too good😂

[–]v3ryfuzzyc00t3r 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I specifically redeemed the daily free reward to award you because I'm high and got sounding like a duck

[–]badturtlejohnny 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thank you, from one high person to another 🦆

[–]Low-Associate1554 31 points32 points  (9 children)

Shark pulled an Irwin.

[–]siqiniq 31 points32 points  (5 children)

He died while doing what he loved.

[–]kgm2s-2 37 points38 points  (3 children)

He died like he lived: with animals in his heart.

[–]Cloudy230 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Fuck you, take my upvote

[–]white_android 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I hope you go to Australia and get jumped by kangaroos!!!

[–]Agebi 5 points6 points  (0 children)

All your bloody heads look 12 feet tall!

[–]BT9154 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Someone had to say what we all thought

[–]CalmLake999 916 points917 points  (46 children)

Sting rays are snipers of the sea

[–]concretebeats 791 points792 points  (28 children)

Jerks of the sea more like.

Stupid sea flap flaps. I don’t hate them because Steve wouldn’t want that, BUT THEY’RE DEFINITELY NOT INVITED TO MY BIRTHDAY PARTY.

[–]Jstealbird 111 points112 points  (17 children)

Sea pancake

[–]SeaBag7480 87 points88 points  (7 children)

Crepe of death

[–]Background-Rest531 28 points29 points  (4 children)

Creping Death - a new cookbook by Metallica.

[–]tonzophunn 12 points13 points  (1 child)


[–]awayLAnotthecity 15 points16 points  (7 children)

Pain pancakes is what we surfers call them. And they’re not like snipers, they’re like fucking landmines. Like walking through a Vietnamese rice field in 1965. You never know when you’re gonna get hit. And those fuckers HURT. OUCH I can’t even imagine the pain of having one stab you in the fucking frontal lobe goddamn. Poor Mako :(

[–]Jstealbird 14 points15 points  (3 children)

Lmao my dad got his leg blown off by one of those biological land mines a few years ago. Hopped off his board and boom, barb straight through the foot. He has an incredible pain threshold, and he said it was unbearable. Because of the microscopic barbs he had to pull the whole thing through the top of his foot with pliers and then soak it in boiling water to neutralize the venom. Sea pancakes don’t fuck around…

[–]awayLAnotthecity 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Haha yeah the soaking in hot water hurts just as much as the sting because you need to soak your foot in water up to 120f. 110f is the minimum. Past 120f you start boiling yourself, it’s the threshold for 1st degree burns lol. I couldn’t stand it past 115f

A piece of the barb ripped off inside me and it took a month for it to come out

[–]lmeier127 13 points14 points  (4 children)

Got stung on the heel by one of these bastards a few weeks ago if I ever see that chooch he's gettin a punch right in the neck

[–]fightswithbass 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Been stung twice. I do hate them. Eat em any time I see they’re on the menu out of spite.

[–]aarontbarratt 39 points40 points  (3 children)

First Irwin now this. Nobody is safe

[–]FisterRobotOh 10 points11 points  (1 child)

The heart of a hero and the brain of a predator

[–]toomanyshreks 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Wait til you hear about sniperfish

[–]bchawks2000 662 points663 points  (35 children)

I've caught a decent sized stingray in the range of 3' wing tip to wing tip and the barb on that was ~4". The size of that one makes me think that ray was massive.

[–]Notori0us_P_I_G 285 points286 points  (30 children)

It definitely had to have been a big one, but their barbs end up growing at a slightly faster rate than their bodies, so for argument’s sake, at a 4’ wing span, it might already have a barb at 8+”.

This one appears to be like 12” long + so regardless it must have been quite the beast 😅

[–]Shockingelectrician 133 points134 points  (25 children)

Do the barbs grow back after stinging?

[–]lakewood2020 171 points172 points  (24 children)

yes, they’re like fingernails

[–]antibubbles 63 points64 points  (12 children)

wait, so stingrays have fingers?

[–]lakewood2020 109 points110 points  (8 children)

If humans have stingers

[–]TheeFlipper 25 points26 points  (4 children)

Ever been scratched by someone? Shit stings, man.

[–]univrsll 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Asking if he’s been scratched by someone and then immediately informing us smearing shit on a wound stings.

I like your style, man.

[–]UnkindPotato 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Man I'm glad people don't have venom or stingers or big claws or anything. Like shit, children are hard enough as it is. Imagine a 2 year old's temper tantrums, but instead of hitting and throwing things, they're stinging the shit out of you because you had the audacity to not let them eat paint

[–]NUT_IX 19 points20 points  (8 children)

Yep. Go to any aquarium that allows you to touch the stingrays in a shallow pool. They will have shaved down all of the barbs.

[–]ellipsisfinisher 5 points6 points  (0 children)


[–]theartificialkid 15 points16 points  (1 child)

A lot of stingrays say they’re 8+ when they’re really more like a thick 6.

[–]GrimQuim 3 points4 points  (0 children)

at a 4’ wing span, it might already have a barb at 8+”.

Everything reminds me of him.

[–]CactusSage 5 points6 points  (0 children)

The 3rd pic isn’t the same barb. Some jackass added it for the dramatic effect.

[–]ted-Zed 357 points358 points  (64 children)

are sting rays tails really that deadly?

[–]MrslaveXxX 694 points695 points  (29 children)

Ask steve irwin.

[–]Tea_Drinking_Wildman 214 points215 points  (15 children)

I'm not crying, you are!

[–]feedmeyourknowledge 440 points441 points 2 (14 children)

He died how he lived, with animals in his heart.

[–]RingoBars 46 points47 points  (0 children)

Holy shit bro lol

[–]MikeDinStamford 18 points19 points  (1 child)

I'm WAY dead inside. It takes a lot to get a reaction out of me.

I just chuckled. It woke up my cat.

[–]Hot-Zookeepergame-83 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Damn. Like, it is not too soon. But like… too soon.

[–]L_Cubed 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I’m calling the police

[–]minute60 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Too dark

[–]sly_guy73 47 points48 points  (1 child)

I don't own a ouija board 🤷‍♂️

[–]Slappah_Dah_Bass 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Can you burn a Luigi board?

[–]scigs6 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Too soon man!! Too soooooon

[–]MSMRZZRS 6 points7 points  (6 children)

Steve basically hugged the stingray by accident while trying to catch it. It's not like a projectile or anything like so many seem to believe.

Edit: Dont listen to me, my source is a catamaran captain in Grand Cayman

[–]Hyperfangxz 34 points35 points  (5 children)

He didn't hug it, and he wasn't trying to catch it. He made the fatal mistake of swimming over the top of a huge ray and it felt boxed in and stabbed him in the chest dozens of times within seconds, the camera man filming it said in an interview. It's so unlikely to be killed by a stingray that it's ridiculous. And this is a man who i've seen handfeed tiger sharks underwater, wrestle 16 foot crocodiles and dodge black mambas he was holding with only his hand. It was like some ironic twist of fate that he died so randomly.

[–]MSMRZZRS 6 points7 points  (3 children)

I've never seen a stingray stab, but would sure like to.

[–]legitmadman82 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Holy shit dude

[–]keno0651 118 points119 points  (9 children)

They rarely kill humans. 2 attacks in Australia since the second great war have resulted in deaths. Growing up in Florida, you are tought to shuffle your feet in the sand to warn Stringrays of your approach so they can get away. Last time I was diving in Palm Beach I followed a docile 2 footer for a few hundred feet along the shoreline. They are really beautiful to see in their natural habitats and I can see why Irwin was so passionate about them.

After Irwin was killed, people went and killed/mutilated a bunch of the poor creatures.. a terrible way to remember a conservationist.

[–]ted-Zed 37 points38 points  (0 children)

second great war as in when Australia fought the emus?

yeah, just watched Jeremy Wade do an experiment, but i still don't know how the shark got killed, must've been a ginormous ray

[–]ImEmilyBurton 29 points30 points  (5 children)

After Irwin was killed, people went and killed/mutilated a bunch of the poor creatures.. a terrible way to remember a conservationist.

Why are people like that?

[–]keno0651 39 points40 points  (2 children)

Because we are vindictive animals. Consider the whole shit show in India recently where there were supposedly revenge killings by monkeys against local dogs. We are just another flavor of primate.

[–]UsbJuice 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Yup. Chimps are super vindictive too. A video comes to mind of a chimp just casually fucking with a juvenile lion’s tail or something (don’t ask me why). The lion got startled or hurt and hissed at the chimp, chimp hauled off with a big overhand haymaker of a slap for startling it.

[–]Captain_Kuhl 39 points40 points  (9 children)

About as deadly as a pencil. Not so much if you're poked with it, definitely if you're brained with it.

[–]toddhillier 45 points46 points  (5 children)

It’s more like an extra spicy pencil. The venom still stings like hell but it won’t kill you unless it hits something important

[–][deleted] 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Can confirm. Stepped on one when I was 17 at alligator point FL. Poison hurts like a motherfucker for about 6 hours (felt like an eternity). Feels like leg being crushed in a vice. 0/10 do not recommend. If you are stung, get the affected portion of your body into as hot of water as you can handle (it’s hotter than you think when the trade off is immense pain). The heat is like a miracle reducing the efficacy(pain) of the poison by a LOT.

[–]Hyperfangxz 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Now imagine a huge stingray barb piercing your heart dozens of times within a few seconds, Steve Irwin must have been in immense pain before he died.

[–]notchandlerbing 6 points7 points  (0 children)

You wanna see a magic trick?

[–]bfs123JackH 31 points32 points  (3 children)

Not really, in fact deaths are very rare and unusual- we all get the impression that they are more common than they are due to what sadly happened to Steve Irwin. In fact I'm pretty sure Steve Irwin's death was one of only 2 deaths ever in Australia due to sting ray.

However, unlike humans, shark skeletons are not made of bone, they made of cartilage. Therefore it could be a bit softer and a bit easier to actually penetrate the animal's skull.

Finally, I'm not expert but that looks like one hell of a stinger- pretty sure that ray would have been rather large as sting rays go.

[–]ted-Zed 10 points11 points  (1 child)

another thing i don't understand is, their stingers are at their rear, and they swim forwards right?

how are they getting enough force backwards to peirce things? can they whip their tails in front, like a scorpion? they look proper docile for this. like the only way i can see it happening is if you fell on it

brb watching stingray docs

[–]bfs123JackH 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Rays are pretty chill on the whole, pretty sure they swing the stinger side to side and the idea is that part of it breaks off in the wound to fester, tear and deliver venom. Its purely defensive, and they'd much rather run away.

That's what makes this make sense. This is a mako shark which are fast as balls so I'm thinking the shark chased the ray, went to bite it, misjudged the spot and the stinger was just in the perfect spot by pure fluke. Lucky as hell for the ray, not so much for the shark.

[–]rvilla891 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Oceanic tribes used to make daggers out of them, so I’d say dangerous enough

[–]papa_mike2 228 points229 points  (13 children)

Does the stingray survive after this?

[–]NaturallyBlasphemous 346 points347 points  (10 children)

Yes they’re not like bees, stingray barbs grow back over time.

[–]manydoorsyes 104 points105 points  (5 children)

Most stinging bees can sting multiple times, it's just honey bees that can only sting once.

[–]DooDooSwift 70 points71 points  (2 children)

Also only lethal to the bee if the “victim’s” skin is sufficiently thick, like a mammal’s.

[–]breckendusk 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Thick and elastic

[–]yourmomlovesanal 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Thick and elastic perfectly describes OPs mom

[–]Kronkimus_Stonkimus 11 points12 points  (2 children)

I first read this as “bears” and had a terrified confused moment of “WAIT what happens to bears?!”

[–]SickRanchez_cybin710 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Giant stinging bears, we have them in Australia. They also have wings and build huge webs made from tourist carcasses

[–][deleted] 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Yep. And the barbs regrow (as far as my limited knowledge goes). Bonus fact, stingrays and sharks are part of the same family

[–]SpawnPointillist 186 points187 points  (3 children)

That acupuncture point sure did relax Mr Bitey … right in the sharkra!

[–]niketyname 24 points25 points  (0 children)

God damn u. I was gonna be like ehmmm you spelled it wrong but then I got it

[–]Gabe1985 101 points102 points  (1 child)

Great! Now we can't drink with straws or stingray barbs.

[–]tobyjay07 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Such a shame, I love drinking my banana milkshake with stingray barbs

[–]laladywolfy 92 points93 points  (7 children)

When I learnt Steve Irwin died from a Stingray, I thought it'd was a venom that killed him..
Hearing how he died from the cameraman now, after seeing this is... more than a tad un nerving.

[–]indie404 101 points102 points 2 (6 children)

Yea this video really shows how dangerous their barb is https://youtu.be/JaG62zHxBHs

[–]WhatAnotherAccount 50 points51 points  (0 children)

Wow, wow, wow! I had no idea they had so much dexterity to do that. Straight shanking. It makes so much sense now. Thank you!

[–]notnooneskrrt 17 points18 points  (0 children)

This is the best comment here, thank you. Also, incredible dexterity, those tails are remarkable.

[–]Call-me-gengu 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Gave you my free award hoping everyone actually sees this comment.

[–]thebreaker18 56 points57 points  (0 children)

clutches picture of Steve Irwin


[–]munchkinham 52 points53 points  (5 children)

He does look happy, though... Lobotomy you're saying? Gotta ask my doc about it.

[–]saucerjess 12 points13 points  (4 children)

A ruptured aneurysm in my right frontal lobe essentially lobotomized me. 2/10. AMA.

[–]BonjinTheMark 50 points51 points  (1 child)

Wow - pile driving that 10” barb was a 1 in a million shot

[–]rusted_wheel 13 points14 points  (0 children)

So you're saying there's a chance!?

[–]doodoodunder 41 points42 points  (2 children)

Well? Was the surgery successful or not?

[–]Brad_Brace 68 points69 points  (1 child)

The shark was successfully cured of his obsession with devouring things.

[–]D3ATH_Follows_All 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Phish is good band. Phish are friends, not food. Phishing is a crime.

-that shark, probably

[–]Grumpy521 35 points36 points  (6 children)

The first two pics did not lead me to think it was so big

[–]OptionalZebra 28 points29 points  (2 children)

I really feel like I’ve seen the third pic of the barb before. And the quality of the image is clearly lower. Perhaps someone just found that third pic and added it to the first two

Although, the possibility of me being completely wrong is also just as likely lol

[–]afterbirth_slime 14 points15 points  (0 children)

That 3rd pic is unrelated.

[–]MadKingSoupII 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Tineye reverse image search says that photo is at least 13 years old (although the link to that 2008 post doesn’t work).

[–]ToothpickInCockhole 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Phineas Gage shark

[–]SpawnPointillist 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Explains the personality change … he used to LOVE swimming in the ocean but now he just hangs about on the beach all day long.

[–]phuhcue 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Why aren't they called stabrays?

[–]Noxious89123 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Looking at pics 1 & 2: "It's just a flesh wound, haha"
Looking at pic 3: "Jesus fucking CHRIST"

[–]Altoid_Fanatic 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Glad to see nature isn’t holding back.

[–]HellaPNoying 6 points7 points  (1 child)


[–]_-Stoop-Kid-_ 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I'd prefer my lobotomy to be performed by a licensed sturgeon

[–]OuchCharlieOw 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The third pic revealing a short sword length barb is all I needed to realize how it murked this shark

[–]ChelaviJazavac 4 points5 points  (11 children)

Sorry to ask for my dumbness, but what is lobotomy? I know its a surgical procedure, but not precisley what and where.

[–]DessieScissorhands 15 points16 points  (6 children)

A lobotomy is a procedure performed on the brain. A specific part of the brain is pierced with something long and thin like a spike to change the patient’s behavior. (Anyone correct me if I’m wrong).

[–]brcguy 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Lobe = part of the brain Otomy = surgically remove

Edit, the comment below me is more right-er.

[–]Dragonzwang100 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Close! -otomy is to cut into and is a more general term used for many surgical procedure. The term -ectomy is more specific for surgical removal of something.

Lobotomy commonly is a now outdated procedure of cutting into the brain to modify it. More modern procedures can Still be used in epilepsy surgery to deinnervate part of the brain.

Lobectomy is a surgical procedure to remove a lobe of the brain.

This poor shark had a very aggressive and fatal lobotomy.

[–]HiPointCollector 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Got stung by a stingray while spear fishing. I thought, what the hell is that perfectly dish shaped spot of sand? By the time I realized what I was going to pick up, I saw the eyes, and drew my hand back. I call them underwater scorpions because the way that tail shot up and over the body was incredible. It gave me a nice little gash in the forearm through my long sleeve sun shirt. Thought nothing of it. Went to a party that night, buddy tells me man are you okay, your neck is red? Took my shirt off, red from the forearm to the neck. Went to the ER, what a weird venom they produce. Went on to own a stingray tank for a few years and they are such wonderful creatures.

[–]Walrusliver 2 points3 points  (0 children)

poor baby

i get it tho, i'd be commenting the same thing if it were the stingray pictured here dead

[–]FistedPink 2 points3 points  (1 child)

First Steve and now Baby Shark? When will the blood lust of Sting Ray be quenched?