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So people believed that a human swimmer would race in open water against a deadly animal that is known to hunt tuna(one of the fastest fish in the sea)  and can propel itself more than it's own body length out of the water even though it can weigh more than 2 metric tonnes? 

I know it's nearly the silly (should that be sillier) media season, but really....

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-40702752

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3 minutes ago, swissy_fit said:

So people believed that a human swimmer would race in open water against a deadly animal that is known to hunt tuna(one of the fastest fish in the sea)  and can propel itself more than it's own body length out of the water even though it can weigh more than 2 metric tonnes? 

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-40702752

Phelps top speed is only 5-6mph? interesting, i would have thought he would be faster than that. 

Humans are crap swimmers, limbs are too gangly for any kind of hydrodynamics, mimicking the dolphin underwater is the fastest a human can hope for (then you run out of air and have to surface)  

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