6% Of Americans Believe They Could Beat A Grizzly In Hand To Hand Combat

It’s not every day that we find an interesting scientific poll. New survey from YouGov took a playful approach and asked people which animal they could beat in hand to hand combat.

Surprisingly 6% of the interviewees believed they could go a few rounds with a grizzly bear and come out ahead. Considering none of them share the last name Nurmagomedov – we’re highly doubtful of this estimate.

When it came to a gorilla even more subject thought they had a decent chance – 8%. Crocodile was one step ahead with 9%.

On the other hand only 72% expressed belief that they could beat a rat in an unarmed fight. House cat trailed just below at 69% expressing that they believe they could beat a domesticated cat.

 Which of the following animals, if any, do you think you could beat in a fight if you were unarmed?

RAT – 72%
HOUSE CAT – 69%
GOOSE – 71%
MEDIUM-SIZED DOG – 49%
EAGLE – 30%
LARGE DOG – 23%
CHIMPANZEE – 17%
KING COBRA – 15%
KANGAROO – 14%
WOLF – 12%
CROCODILE – 9%
GORILLA – 8%
ELEPHANT – 8%
LION – 8%
GRIZZLY BEAR – 6%

This poll was also given in the UK – and the answers differed slightly.