The truth about Stingrays follow. Many believe them to be harmless, floating sheets of rubber burying themselves in the shallows in sunny water. Wikipedia makes no mention of the true extent of the danger they pose to humans. But I know better, I've seen the stories, I've put all the facts together and have come to one conclusion about Stingrays - They are planning to take over the world!
Stingrays have been silently positioning themselves to overthrow humans for centuries. They have studied us in the water, identified our weakness and developed methods to exploit them. The stinger only evolved after they discovered how soft our flesh is; before that they were developing large hammers on their tails to crack us open.
The first stage of their plan for world conquest is to kill all humans who enter the water. Once we are terrified to go into the shallows they will have established a beach head from which to launch sorties against us on land. They would've gotten away with it too, if it wasn't for that careless stringray that killed Steve Irwin.
Though a mighty strike for stingrays it was there biggest mistake for it showed me that they are starting to move against us now. The timing is right for them, with global warming increasing the water levels there is now more water for them to conquer than ever before, and with less land available for us to maneouver on they'll have a greater tactical advantage.
Taken from www.marine-medic.com
At least 17 fatalities from stingrays have occurred worldwide, including New Zealand, Surinam, West Atlantic, Texas,23 Fiji, California,24 Australia, and many more from a fresh-water species in Colombia.1 Trunk wounds cause most of the fatalities, but acute exsanguination has caused at least two, and one death occurred from tetanus complicating a lower leg wound.
See How Stuff Works for details of the attack modes of Stingrays.