You want a horror story? You effin asked for this.

A renowned diver who is known as a skilled ‘shark whisperer’ has been filmed putting her hand inside a shark’s mouth to remove a fishing hook lodged in its gullet. As sharks swarm all around her and fellow divers in clear blue waters off the Bahamas, Italian-born Cristina Zenato fearlessly reaches into the predator’s mouth and pulls the hook out. The fierce fish seems totally at ease with her, and even as she reaches deep into its throat it doesn’t attempt to bite. Nevertheless, in addition to her wetsuit she is dressed in chainlink body armour. Ms Zenato was able to put the shark into a trance-like state using a little-known technique of rubbing the ampullae of Lorenzini – the name given to hundreds of jelly-filled pores around the creature’s nose and mouth. This causes induces ‘tonic immobility’, where the shark enters a natural state of paralysis for up to 15 minutes and appears to be asleep in her hands. {Read on}


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