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-10 points · 1 month ago(1 child)

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6.1k points · 1 month ago

I'll bet that lion loved doing this!

3.8k points · 1 month ago

It's a win win. Entertainment for the lion and get the visitors actually involved and learning.

1.6k points · 1 month ago

Yea. They have a rope toy at the tiger habitat at my local zoo. Like with any cat toy, the tigers aren't that into playing.

1.8k points · 1 month ago

Lion should get a reward, like an arm ripped from its socket or something. An incentive.

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175 points · 1 month ago

She would be lion if she didn't

It's the mane attraction

31 points · 1 month ago

I have another vid. I'll post a lynx.

You don't have another video. You're a cheetah.

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18 points · 1 month ago

Are you feline ok?

21 points · 1 month ago

Ocelot of weight to be pulled.

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3.8k points · 1 month agoGilded1

Could have easily been defeated with a laser pointer

828 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

Or a big box

Or possibly a square of tape on the ground. The jury is still out on that one though.

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Or a cucumber

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13 points · 1 month ago

Or catnip.

or an appache-chopper.

Or a cucumber

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16 points · 1 month ago

What incredible strength. Majestic beast

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19 points · 1 month ago

Are you trying to compare yourself to a motherfucking lion?

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The lioness ain’t gonna fuck you bro.

The lion cheated. She was holding the rope at an angle giving herself more leverage. I want a rematch.

I was about to say, do you know how hard it is to pull anything immediately 90°?

If you think that's a 90 degree angle, I feel sorry for your geometry teacher.

Ya it's obviously 400 degrees.

42069 degrees

Maybe 85 degrees, I don't think they're sweating that much.

for 30 minutes.

Clearly it was 85.7°. My bad.

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1.3k points · 1 month ago

Maybe lion should be a cheetah.

That pun was purrrrrrrfect

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Damn’t Dad, get off of Reddit.

I'm not YOUR dad, so, NO.

That’s just like you Dad.

Stop embarrassing me mom

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How many New England Cheetahs would it take to beat an actual Cheetah in tug of war?

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Exactly what I came here to say.

Also had 4 feet on the ground, low center of gravity, and claws to dig into the grass

186 points · 1 month ago

Claws are designed to pull a cat up or forward. in this instance, they would be little help. Have a cat? let them climb your pants, you can easily pull their claws out by pulling forward.

124 points · 1 month ago

Yeah, I'm going to give that a hard pass.

36 points · 1 month ago

Oh come on, I'm not talking about letting a lion crawl up your pants.

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Thats not how leverage works

Yeah, aren’t both sides pulling at a right angle? I need a free body diagram

If the lion moves 1m the men move 1m, nobody has a mechanical advantage

13 points · 1 month ago

theres friction on the rope that makes it harder for the men to pull. Ever wonder why its impossible to move a piece of string after wrapping it around a pole after 2 or 3 wraps?

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0 points · 1 month ago

Right, this would be vectors or something like that iirc

But that is how friction works. Bending the rope around a pivot point at that angle means nobody is going anywhere.

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In other words, she the smart one of the bunch.

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19 points · 1 month ago

Clever girl

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489 points · 1 month ago

My guess is that the 90° bend in the rope is what's allowing the lion to hold ground. 4 dudes should be able to drag a lion even if she is resisting.

257 points · 1 month ago

Also, humans are probably at a huge disadvantage in tug of war against four leggers. We rely on an upright position to keep balance, and tug of war makes us negotiate that against the pull of the rope. Lions don't need to deal with that at all.

218 points · 1 month ago

I lose tug of war battles to my dog sometimes. She has 3 legs and weighs 20 lbs. Maybe I just suck at tug of war...

Most animals have really strong neck muscles too.

-15 points · 1 month ago(6 children)

I'm sure they do, but a predator animal will have much stronger ones comparitively.

-15 points · 1 month ago(0 children)

Can you hold another animal in your mouth and snap it's neck by the force of how quickly you turn your head?

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5 points · 1 month ago

Hello? 911? Please help, this dude is just walking around snapping necks

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My 100 lbs lab can’t even beat me in a tug of gotta hit the gym

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I agree. For everyone that doesn't, notice the fact that the lion isn't gaining ground either. Yeah, the oblique bend in the rope is playing a huge part in this contest going nowhere.

16 points · 1 month ago

Also, there was no real movement after they stopped pulling either.

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Yes - the friction around the edge of that tube is massive. Probably eliminates the effect of about 2 of those guys.

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I mean that’s cool and all but the lion has “locked off” the rope by creating that angle. Same concept used when repelling.

Oh shit some of the NXT boys went to the zoo!

They may have meet Jack The Jobber while they where there.

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4.5k points · 1 month ago

Would be interesting to know how many strongmen it takes to get one lionpower. Like horsepowers for cars. Ex «this cable holds XX lionpowers».

I like this idea. On a side note, horses have been recorded as capable of 15 horsepower.

1.2k points · 1 month ago

So my car actually has 1860 horsepowers? I like you!

More like 8 horsepowers.


So his car is specified to have 124 horsepower.


So yeah about 8 real horsepowers. Math checks out.

108 points · 1 month ago

You mean we can’t have .266666 of a horse?!?!

8 horses and .26 corpses is what you'd have.

Weird how 0 and fractions are plural in english.

Well it could be a pony...

Then it's 8 horses and 1 pony.

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1 point · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

26 hundredths vs 1 hundredth. I gets what’s you says, but are just plural in cases.

Edit. So maybe you mean .01 corpse vs .01 corpses? I’d say the former is more correct, but I wouldn’t argue the point. Because that would be just too pedantic for me, although I was just accused of being that for making the distinction between a crimping tool and a swaging tool, which is what it’s called.

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0 points · 1 month ago

Not that has any horsepower.


17 points · 1 month ago

yeah, it's called a quarter horse

Motherfucker doesn't even know ponies?

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Or they drive a really impressive car.

228 points · 1 month ago

he drives a chariot of 124 real horses

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65 points · 1 month ago

Did you know the strongest of humans ever were only able to produce .33-.50 of one horsepower?

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20 points · 1 month ago

I’m a llamathrust kind of man myself.

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236 points · 1 month ago

Technically there's no mechanical power being consumed, as the distance travelled is zero. "lionforce" would be the correct unit, and also sounds like a thing from the 80s

But they are remaking it with The Rock.

41 points · 1 month ago

Welp, that's another $600M movie. Book it.

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21 points · 1 month ago

Thundercats! Ho!

11 points · 1 month ago

Snarf! Snarf!

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I want to start a band called LionForce.

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50 points · 1 month ago

There just in shape dudes not bodybuilders or powerlifters. You don’t know how strong they are either, you can’t use Magnus or Brian Shaw as a comparison to normal people. I have a weird feeling these guys are still stronger than you though.

You sound pompous

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They’re pro wrestlers from WWE NXT.

Nice to see someone pointing this out.

Man you are such an ALPHA! To the max bro!

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Sadly, only Caligula could say.

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reminds me of this

I know so many animals possess strength much greater than humans. But it's still weird. She could've pulled way more.

Thanks for that. Its better

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-5 points · 1 month ago(0 children)

That lion should bow before the glory that is Ricochet

I didn't even realise it was him at first

127 points · 1 month ago

I was wondering if that was him! Lol crazy

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That was my immediate thought after watching if that was him or not.

Yeah. And i know the guy at the very front is on nxt too. Althought he usually loses when he is on tv. Also it looks like the Scottish guys from Sanity too.

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-21 points · 1 month ago(0 children)

This is the better title

Original Poster-2 points · 1 month ago

I agree. But different subs I feel you can pun a little more than others. r/gifs is a bit more literal. You can have a post taken down there if you get too puny.

-20 points · 1 month ago(2 children)
10 points · 1 month ago

Are you the person commenting on every video of an animal with "You're hurting it!"?

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Somewhat relevant

On point relevant

Shows visitors winning or at least pulling it out of his mouth.

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Itza Black Penta in disguiees

-3 points · 1 month ago

the crosspost is strong

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185 points · 1 month ago

Is that Ricochet?


3 points · 1 month ago

No, RicoCat.

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Can’t believe those guys are losing to that pussy

Maybe if the rope wasn't wrapped around a piece of metal with all the tension generating tons of friction, you would have seen some back and forth movement at least. Idk if the humans would've won. But they probably would have a chance.

-395 points · 1 month ago(37 children)

3 or 4 strong men definitely have a chance to win, 20 strong men would certainly win. So yeah, humans could definitely win that. Probably by getting the cat to lose its grip on the rope. Lions are strong, but not even close to the strongest animals.

Begs the question, what animal would be best at this?

33 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

Does it have to hold it in it's mouth? If not, blue whale and then elephant. If yes, probably a grizzly or polar bear. I don't think hippo or rhino could hold it with their mouth.

6 points · 1 month ago

Maybe a crocodile?

i don't think blue whales would be able to exert their strength that well on land though.

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36 points · 1 month ago

Feel like this is a Bender quote

Bender would never lower himself to using "LOL, LOL!!" as an onomatopoeia for laughter.

Let me laugh harder!

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Dont even need modern tools fam. A single human with a spear could fuck up a lion assuming they knew what they were doing/had presence of mind.

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4 points · 1 month ago

What if the lion opens its mouth?

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Enrichment for all! Seriously wish our zoo would do this with various critters!🐅🐆🐻🐘🐺🐒

there's a video of a tug of war where somebody's arm gets ripped off.

there's another video of a tiger ripping somebody's arm off at a zoo.

which one do you want me to post?

Why not both ?

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This is how my dog, a 100lb lab, can pull me, a 200lb human in reasonably smooth clothes on a smooth floor, pretty easily. It's the 4 legs.

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Cats and string, man. Every time.

Hey that's Ricochet!

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What zoo is this?

2 points · 1 month ago

It looks a lot like the San Antonio zoo. Hard to tell though.

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So basically what you're telling me, that scene in The Gladiator with Russell Crowe is complete horseshit.

What a gyp - the lion should have won the right to eat the opponents.

Same reason people get dragged around by their dog. The animal has a low center of gravity and 4-wheel drive.

72 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

This might sound dumb but does it hurt its teeth?

20 points · 1 month ago

I know for a fact my teeth would fall right out.

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68 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

Every dog ever does this every day. I'm pretty sure these predator animals are built for it.

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At first I was gonna comment "look how unfair it is to be a human" then I remember which of these 2 mammals is in a cage

Came to see how many Fun People felt the need to point out the angle in the rope.

Too damned many.

Its not fair, the lion is pulling the rope at an angle so it has more grip on its side...


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15 points · 1 month ago

I mean.. have you tried getting a kitten to let go of something in its mouth? This was expected tbh.

Does this make them "pussies" sorry

I find this cute and interesting

1 point · 1 month ago

holy fuck

-4 points · 1 month ago

That moment you try to pull a rope coming from a whole at an angle... . If it was straight, that lion's jaw would be on the floor right now.

4 points · 1 month ago

I feel like the incentive for the lioness is she thinks shes gonna pull these guys into their death and get a free meal

2 points · 1 month ago

Halfthor could do this alone no problem

Can the lion do a double moonsault tho? Doubt it. Advantage Ricochet.

Dude I drink protein shakes so I'm strong \s bunch of gym meatheads

Ricochet? He would have won if he was allowed to flip.

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You stole your caption didn't you?

I mean the lion is bending the rope at an angle where it enters the cage so it is making it easier. But at the same time it's like 3v1

Wow lions are amazing. Kings

Damn didn't expect to see Ricochet


2 points · 1 month ago

I would love to hear the sound. My attempts to hit the unmute button take me to Imgur and don't even load the image. I use Imgur, but imgur is cancer.

Obvious the lion is a brain surgeon compared to those lugnuts.

So casually winning

Tug of rawr

Really shows you how weak we are compared to the rest of the animal kingdom

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