Last night on Discovery Channel's Shark Week event, famous actor Will Smith made an appearance as he discussed his fear of sharks and of the ocean in general.
Fear of sharks is known as Galeophobia.
Galeo comes from the Greek word for shark and phobia is the word for fear.
Many people's fear of sharks stems from the movie Jaws, which saw a Great White Shark terrorize a small town's beaches during the summer holiday.
Smith eventually faced his fears and got into the open ocean in the shark infested waters.
I am fascinated by sharks, but also have a fear of them. I have seen a shark once in the open and it freaked me out so much that I went running to the shore.
I was certainly not Fearless (like this 2014 Prizm insert rainbow)
Have you seen any sharks in the wild?