Can you beat a lion or a grizzly bear in a fight? YES, say a number of Americans in new survey
Most Americans quizzed in a new survey think they could win in a fight against a rat, a cat, or a goose. For 8% of them, though, even a lion is achievable.
The results came from a Thursday YouGov survey which asked 1,224 adult Americans how confident they would feel about defeating certain animals in an unarmed clash.
Rats, cats, and geese were the least threatening to Americans, with 72%, 69%, and 61% of people respectively thinking they could win in a duel, while medium sized dogs came fourth – though only 49% of people were confident about winning the fight.Also on rt.com Peak Russia? Man chased across streets of frozen Western Siberian city by ANGRY BEAR, before bus intervenes, in trope-heavy VIDEO
Americans were less sure about defeating eagles (30%), large dogs (23%), chimpanzees (17%), and king cobras (15%), and had even more doubt when it came to kangaroos (14%), wolves (12%), and crocodiles (9%).
The animals that Americans were the least confident about beating in a fight, however, were gorillas, elephants, and lions – all tied at 8% – and grizzly bears (6%).
Gender also played a role in the survey’s results, with men typically being far more confident about defeating all animals – with the exception of lions, which women were 1% more confident about beating.
Whereas a majority (60%) of men thought they could take on a medium-sized dog, a majority (61%) of women did not.
Many social media users were shocked by the results – including both the small number of people who thought they could take on bears, lions, elephants, and gorillas, and the bizarrely large number of people who felt that small animals like a rat or a house cat would be too hard to defeat.
I’m gonna go ahead and say, nope, you’re not gonna win against an eagle. pic.twitter.com/ysXPlPgUIp— CR (@CCarlsonReed) May 14, 2021
many people wildly underestimate geese— Ben "Pfully Pfizered" Alexander (@BigBennyFL) May 14, 2021
I would pay to watch a show about 70% of men who think they can take on a goose then faced with an actual goose. https://t.co/ZjKwh36rHP— Aimee Picchi (@aimeepicchi) May 14, 2021
“Who are the 24% of men who think they couldn't beat a rat?” questioned one person, while another asked, “In what world would you be able to win against an elephant at all. it doesnt make sense.”
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