Anti-Shark Gadget for Pussy Surfers

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This gizmo mounts on the tail of a surfboard, emitting low grade electrical signals that supposedly mess with a shark's muscles. Likely, it bothers the shark's sensory system, which detect changes in the water's electrical field as lifeforms slither through the water. (Maybe, to the shark, it feels like touching the ends of a dead 9v battery to your tongue.)

The device upsets the weight of a board a bit, so it takes a few runs to get used to. During that time, if you lose your balance, fall off, untether, and float into the mouth of a great white, you'll be pretty pissed you spent $700 on this fear-mongering piece of technology. Next week on Gizmodo: Portable lightning rod!

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–Brian Lam

Shark Shield [Get Outdoors Blog]

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I was in junior high when "Jaws" came out. And, like any kid, I got all wrapped up in the whole shark thing. I remember reading a book on real sharks that presented the theory that sharks will attack based on color. What color do sharks REALLY like you ask? Yellow, of course. They even called it "yum-yum yellow" Good color choice for this, morons.