This one tweet from Richard Branson tells you everything you need to know about the most dangerous animal in the world

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How Common Are U.S. Shark Attacks?

As this delightful tweet from Sir Richard Branson that has been making the rounds of the internet points out, sharks aren't even close to the scariest creatures on the planet.

With Shark Week coming up and summer vacations at the beach about to kick in, we'll be seeing a lot of fearsome-looking sharks on TV — Jaws was the film that created the summer blockbuster phenomenon, after all.

But it's important to remember that these fascinating creatures have a lot more to fear from us than we do from them, at least in general. Humans kill somewhere between 63 million and 273 million sharks a year, with average estimates around 100 million sharks killed annually. In comparison: 3 people died after being bitten by a shark last year.

More on the recent North Carolina shark attack:

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North Carolina Teens Shark Attacks
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This one tweet from Richard Branson tells you everything you need to know about the most dangerous animal in the world
In this image taken from video provided by New Hanover Regional Medical Center, 16-year-old Hunter Treschl, of Colorado Springs, Colo., speaks during an interview at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, N.C., Tuesday, June 16, 2015. The teen was seriously wounded in a shark attack. "We were just playing around in the waves, and I felt a hit on my left calf," Treschl said in a videotaped interview released Tuesday night by the hospital where he is being treated. "I thought it felt like a big fish, and I started moving away. And then the shark bit my arm off." (New Hanover Regional Medical Center via AP)
Emergency responders assist a teenage girl at the scene of a shark attack in Oak Island, N.C., Sunday, June 14, 2015. Mayor Betty Wallace of Oak Island, a seaside town bordered to the south by the Atlantic Ocean, said that hours after the teenage girl suffered severe injuries in a shark attack Sunday a teenage boy was also severely injured. (Steve Bouser/The Pilot, Southern Pines, N.C. via AP) 
People assist a teenage girl at the scene of a shark attack in Oak Island, N.C., Sunday, June 14, 2015. Mayor Betty Wallace of Oak Island, a seaside town bordered to the south by the Atlantic Ocean, said that hours after the teenage girl suffered severe injuries in a shark attack Sunday a teenage boy was also severely injured. (Steve Bouser/The Pilot, Southern Pines, N.C. via AP)
Emergency responders assist a teenage girl at the scene of a shark attack in Oak Island, N.C., Sunday, June 14, 2015. Mayor Betty Wallace of Oak Island, a seaside town bordered to the south by the Atlantic Ocean, said that hours after the teenage girl suffered severe injuries in a shark attack Sunday a teenage boy was also severely injured. (Steve Bouser/The Pilot, Southern Pines, N.C. via AP)
This is the scene right now in Oak Island at the 58th access after two reported shark bites. (Heather Eccard Grube) http://t.co/sUV6Feg6wg
Two teens lose limbs in separate shark attacks in North Carolina http://t.co/Zw1ZyFjXDH http://t.co/By2cuj2giM
Vacationers relax on the bench and in the surf in Oak Island, N.C., Monday, June 15, 2015. A 12-year-old girl from Asheboro lost part of her arm and suffered a leg injury, and a 16-year-old boy from Colorado lost his left arm about an hour later and 2 miles away in two separate shark attacks late Sunday afternoon. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
A helicopter flies over the Ocean Crest Pier in Oak Island, N.C., Monday, June 15, 2015. A 12-year-old girl from Asheboro lost part of her arm and suffered a leg injury, and a 16-year-old boy from Colorado lost his left arm about an hour later and 2 miles away in two separate shark attacks late Sunday afternoon. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
A woman stands in the surf on the beach in Oak Island, N.C., Monday, June 15, 2015. A 12-year-old girl from Asheboro lost part of her arm and suffered a leg injury, and a 16-year-old boy from Colorado lost his left arm about an hour later and 2 miles away in two separate shark attacks late Sunday afternoon. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Will Rudisill, 10, of Raleigh, N.C., left, and Stella Cross, 11, of Matthews, N.C., right, walk with their skim boards on the beach in Oak Island, N.C., Monday, June 15, 2015. A 12-year-old girl from Asheboro lost part of her arm and suffered a leg injury, and a 16-year-old boy from Colorado lost his left arm about an hour later and 2 miles away in two separate shark attacks late Sunday afternoon. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Vacationers sit in chairs in the surf in Oak Island, N.C., Monday, June 15, 2015. A 12-year-old girl from Asheboro lost part of her arm and suffered a leg injury, and a 16-year-old boy from Colorado lost his left arm about an hour later and 2 miles away in two separate shark attacks late Sunday afternoon. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
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We could quibble with the "most dangerous animal" designation. Mosquitoes spread diseases like malaria, which kills about 600,000 people a year, while humans murder about 475,000 humans each year — though perhaps we are responsible for more deaths than that, with road injuries (cars=created by humans) and diseases caused by smoking (cigarettes=created by humans) both making the top 10 causes of death worldwide.

Either way, humanity is pretty dangerous, and apparently much more likely to bite each other than to be bitten by a shark.

So even though any news of a shark bite quickly becomes front page news, people should probably spend a little less time worrying about what's under the water.

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Different kinds of sharks
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Silky sharks in Jardines de la Reina archipelago in Cuba. (Photo via Getty)
Snorkelling with Whale Sharks at Exmouth, Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia, the largest fish in the ocean, and a vegetarian. (Photo: Anthony Marsh, Alamy)
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Sharks are a group of fish characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton, five to seven gill slits on the sides of the head, and pectoral fins that are not fused to the head. (Photo via Getty)
Caribbean reef sharks, Carcharhinus perezi, dusk in bahamas. (Photo via Getty)
The sharks of Tiger Beach, Bahamas. (Photo: Greg Amptman, Shutterstock)
Frenetic activity of Caribbean reef sharks Carcharhinus perezii . Sharks were attracted by chumming the area. (Photo: Stephen Frink, Getty)
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