Why do Sharks swim around you before attacking? Two Great White sharks, were swimming around in the ocean and they spied the survivors of a sunken ship in the water. "Follow me, son" the father shark said to the son shark and they swam to the mass of people. "First we swim around them a few times with just the tip of our fins showing." And they did. "Well done, son! Now we swim around them a few times with all of our fins showing." And they did. "Now we eat everybody." And they did. When they were both gorged, the son asked, "Dad, why didn't we just eat them all right at the first? Why did we swim around and around them before we ate them?" His wise father replied, "Because they taste better without the shit inside "