Piranhas Are Not That Into Us

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Piranhas have gotten a bad reputation, and the media was all over the little stunt they just pulled. But that was more a display of affection than “attack,” according to this article, which provides some much-needed perspective on the risk piranhas actually pose: “In reality, the freshwater fish typically avoids preying on people, and statistically you have a far greater chance of getting executed by Rick Perry than being torn apart by piranhas.”


Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →