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1. Which word means "eating human flesh?"
2. According to Desmond Morris, author of "The Naked Ape" and many other books about human biology, there are only three species that regularly prey on humans. Which of the following does he NOT mention?
3. Okay, let's turn our attention first to the sharks. Which of the following are NOT generally accepted as being man-eaters?
4. Which of these activities puts you at the highest risk of being eaten by a shark?
5. Just to put things in perspective, about 5-10 people are eaten by sharks every year. People, on the other hand, eat how many sharks?
6. Enough about sharks, already! Let's turn our attention to the crocodiles. Which of the following crocodilians has NEVER been known to eat a human?
7. Which of the great man-eaters hunts humans in the lands where we originally evolved?
8. Of single individual crocodiles, the most famous man-eater of modern times was one believed to have eaten 200 people during his 60 year career. What was his name?
9. Well, that fellow wins the prize for solo man-eating, but what about team effort? Where did the incident allegedly occur in 1945, involving the most humans eaten by multiple crocodiles?
10. What can we say about the story of the man who was ambushed and devoured by an American alligator, on a golf course in South Carolina, so fast that his friends didn't even see?
11. We move on to the tigers. The most frequent occurances of tigers preying on humans is in an area called the Sundurbans. This area is on the border between which countries?
12. What unusual technique has been used by people in the Sundurbans to avoid tiger attacks?
13. Besides the Bengal tiger, what other tiger subspecies has been known to hunt humans in recent times?
14. Besides the big three, there are a variety of beasts that have eaten humans on rare occasions: bears, feral dogs, cougars, and many others. How would you describe the anthropophagous behaviour of the reticulated python?
15. This (infrequent) man-eater made the news in 2001, when Phil Bronstein, editor of the Los Angeles Chronicle and then-husband of actress Sharon Stone, was attacked at the Los Angeles Zoo.
Source: Author Dukasaur
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