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[–]spellred 6062 points6063 points  (101 children)

I'll bet that lion loved doing this!

[–]diegojones4 3800 points3801 points  (76 children)

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

[–]gsfgf 1552 points1553 points  (66 children)

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.

[–]drastic2 1783 points1784 points  (31 children)

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

[–]ComicWriter2020 333 points334 points  (19 children)

Organ donor level 2

[–]panzerxiii 227 points228 points  (11 children)

Organ döner kebab

[–]cheesymoonshadow 28 points29 points  (7 children)

Organ Dahmer

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[–]HuskyLuke 10 points11 points  (2 children)

This is going on my list of best puns ever, this was a platinum pun.

[–]royal_buttplug 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Id give the bits of me they couldn’t use to help someone else to a tiger for sure

If I was dead who cares? Fill me up with cream. Turn me into a cannoli. What’s the big deal?

[–]_DanNYC_ 22 points23 points  (0 children)

“Let the lion win”

[–]Cyanises 20 points21 points  (2 children)

Well that escalated quickly.

[–]frex_mcgee 186 points187 points  (26 children)

While the decent thought is there, tigers are not like lions. They aren’t social, generally—they like to hunt prey and stalk and kill things, and go be alone, except when rearing young or mating. They’d be more happy if you let a live gazelle into the habitat but that’s not as copacetic as a tiger rope toy. Lol.

[–]USS_Mint_Choc_Ship 99 points100 points  (25 children)

I’d be okay with that but instead of antelope, I’m sure tigers would settle for white tail deer that are running around all over the place committing suicide on roads.

[–]RolandTheJabberwocky 95 points96 points  (22 children)

As someone who loves nature and think deer are cool, I'm also 100% okay with this idea as they're basically very pretty vermin.

[–]seannadams 82 points83 points  (9 children)

I think this is relevant. A deer walked up to us on a job site a few weeks ago, and let us pet it, feed it, and take selfies with it. Was my first experience meeting a deer, in selfie form


[–]Furt77 47 points48 points  (2 children)

Great, the deer have learned prostitution. "I'll spend time with you and let you touch me if you buy me lunch. For a little extra, you can take pictures so you can brag to your friends."

[–]USS_Mint_Choc_Ship 32 points33 points  (11 children)

Yeah I have no ill will towards deer. I always stop and talk to them when I’m on my way to work. They usually just run away when I roll down my window and yell, “hey deer!” Actually saw a good size solid white buck several times a couple months ago in the same spot.

By the way, remember when deer ‘caught’ in headlights was a thing? I never see them do that anymore.

[–]haberdasherhero 35 points36 points  (2 children)

It was bound to fix itself. Life, uhh... finds a way.

[–]SocraticVoyager 35 points36 points  (1 child)

Natural selection can work pretty quick when there is a ubiquitous and intense selective mechanism.

That being the grille of a car going about 60km/h

[–]bradgillap 14 points15 points  (0 children)

About 5 years ago I was on a dark country road and one ran in front of me. I wasn't in a hurry and had just enough time to lock it up and stop. I bumped the deer and it fell over.

Then it got up and stayed there. So I honked at it which woke the poor old rural people up in the only little house for 2 km. I had to get out and yell at it to move. Then I had to wave my keys at it like a baby before he slowly made off.

I think its brain couldn't comprehend the squealing and bump so it just shut off.

The only thing hurt that night was a couple's good night's rest. We both walked away scratching our heads at what just happened.

[–]Bombingofdresden 23 points24 points  (4 children)

Try a laser pointer next time.

[–]whiskeylady 15 points16 points  (3 children)

Can you bring a laser pointer into a zoo?

Asking for a friend of course

[–]Bombingofdresden 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Of course you can.

Whether you should use it or not is an entirely different matter.

[–]rudolfs001 143 points144 points  (3 children)

Pretty soon the zoo will start charging visitors for a tug, and then there's no rest for the lion, just another wage slave in a corporate prison.

[–]officialshen 79 points80 points  (2 children)

My massage parlor charges extra for a tug

[–]Alphahumanus 10 points11 points  (1 child)

How much extra?

[–]logangrey123 14 points15 points  (0 children)


[–]gill__gill 175 points176 points  (7 children)

She would be lion if she didn't

[–]VanimalCracker 71 points72 points  (0 children)

It's the mane attraction

[–]spellred 29 points30 points  (3 children)

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

[–]malvoliosf 20 points21 points  (2 children)

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

[–]SpyderSeven 8 points9 points  (1 child)

No need to be catty about it

[–]AlDente 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Are you feline ok?

[–][deleted] 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Ocelot of weight to be pulled.

[–]Duathlon 4497 points4498 points  (195 children)

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

[–]CaesarSeptemberus 2941 points2942 points  (152 children)

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

[–]Duathlon 1223 points1224 points  (83 children)

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

[–]BaKdGoOdZ0203 930 points931 points  (37 children)

[–]suoirucimalsi 284 points285 points  (31 children)

Or they drive a really impressive car.

[–]Lmitation 225 points226 points  (30 children)

he drives a chariot of 124 real horses

[–]MaiqKnowsMuch 88 points89 points  (29 children)

124 HP isn't a whole lot really.

[–]shark_claws 143 points144 points  (12 children)

It is if you're a horse

[–]l0ve2h8urbs 10 points11 points  (5 children)

It's enough if all you need to from your car is a means to and from work. Not gonna be able to tow much or win a drag race but a fair number of people don't prioritize those things.

[–]rjchawk 22 points23 points  (1 child)


[–]hzfan 20 points21 points  (0 children)


[–]ColonelFuckface 381 points382 points  (39 children)

More like 8 horsepowers.

[–]CoolHandIckx 406 points407 points  (37 children)


So his car is specified to have 124 horsepower.


So yeah about 8 real horsepowers. Math checks out.

[–]melon-musk 113 points114 points  (30 children)

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

[–]PM_ME__YOUR_FACE 93 points94 points  (21 children)

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

Weird how 0 and fractions are plural in english.

[–]dobraf 16 points17 points  (0 children)

yeah, it's called a quarter horse

[–]Nosam88 64 points65 points  (41 children)

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

[–]SchroedingersHat 116 points117 points  (37 children)

This doesn't seem right. Some Tour de france riders can sustain up to 500W (0.7hp) for 10s of minutes at a time or 0.6 for up to 1h. They can average around 0.3 to 0.5 for an entire race. Sprint cyclists can do ~1.5hp for under a minute.

[–]Aspinningsphere 62 points63 points  (28 children)

That is probably due to mechanical advantage, right?

[–]willyolio 65 points66 points  (5 children)

No. Mechanical advantage only changes torque, not power.

If you can add power through a simple mechanical device you've invented an over-unity machine, i.e. broken physics.

[–]3_50 13 points14 points  (4 children)

Like when I move my ankle in my car and suddenly I'm outputting 250hp.

[–]Kickmekicku 17 points18 points  (3 children)

You aren’t adding power. The power is already stored in the gasoline. You’re just releasing it.

[–]3_50 31 points32 points  (2 children)

Fuck you I have a 250hp ankle

[–]Teelo888 33 points34 points  (17 children)

This question just gave my brain a 404 so someone with knowledge of physics please chime in. Can adding a mechanical advantage to a human driven device cause it to produce more horsepower (a unit of work/time) or does it not matter because the input energy is the same before and after the advantage was used?

[–]FormaVerdadera 43 points44 points  (9 children)

HP is measured on the result. Two dudes can be using the same amount of (biological) power but outputting two different amounts of work if they're using different machines or techniques.

[–]skieezy 8 points9 points  (1 child)

No, because you have a geared advantage you can go faster with that HP. You still generate the same HP.

[–]FuriousFurryFisting 9 points10 points  (0 children)

The power output is technically the same, but the bicycle helps to translate a greater fraction of it in horizontal movement and optimizes the resistance into rolling resistance.

When we walk (in snow), a lot of energy goes directly into the ground and is lost. The useful power on a bike therefor is greater, the overall power is the same. The difference between the two is the energy conversion efficiency.

[–]OhCaptain 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Mechanical advantage doesn't add power, what it does is trade more force for distance, or vice versa. Or if things are spinning, trading torque for speed.

Work = force times distance (units are joules, calories, kilowatt-hour)

Power = work divided by time. (units watts, horsepower, British thermal units)

So you lifting up a 1 kg object up 1 m on Earth means you applied about 1 Newton of force for 1m so did about 1 joule of work. If you did it in 1 second your power output was 1 watt.

If you put the object on a 11 meter long lever that has a fulcrum at the 10 m line and you push on the 0 m line, you will apply 0.1 N of force for 10 meters, so 1 joule of work again. If it still takes 1 second, you're output is still 1 watt of power.

If you reverse the lift and push on the short end you need to put in 10 N of force for 0.1m, so same energy added in and the power output is still 1 W if it takes a second.

[–]Aqwardturtle 8 points9 points  (1 child)

For an extended period of time. Humans can peak at close to 2 horsepower for very brief periods. Or at least according to the horsepower Wikipedia page.

[–]Ionlydateteachers 19 points20 points  (4 children)

A horse is only capable of 14.9 peak horsepower.

[–]dagremlin 12 points13 points  (6 children)

Wait so one horse at full power does not equal one horse power? Is it like 1HP= Trollope then?

Or one horse leg =1HP?

[–]astropapi1 42 points43 points  (3 children)

1hp, in layman (AKA my) terms, is the sustained work a horse can maintain. Say, a walking pace.

[–]mrbaozi 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Also not any horse but, historically, a pony.

[–]sandwichsaregood 20 points21 points  (0 children)

The original definition for horsepower was defined from the energy output of a horse turning a mill wheel. It was based on James Watt's estimates of the work done by a horse turning a 12 foot wide wheel 2.4 times per minute. There are other stories as well of how Watt came up with the number, but they're all something like this.

Point is, it's based on a pretty arbitrary scenario and doesn't really reflect the actual power a horse can generate, more like it's a vague ballpark number that was invented for marketing steam engines in terms that a layperson of the time could understand.

[–]schmerm 232 points233 points  (13 children)

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

[–]malvoliosf 71 points72 points  (3 children)

But they are remaking it with The Rock.

[–]fgben 34 points35 points  (0 children)

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

[–]rsn1990 19 points20 points  (3 children)

Thundercats! Ho!

[–]LazyTheSloth 11 points12 points  (2 children)

I want to start a band called LionForce.

[–]Jack7D1 36 points37 points  (3 children)


[–]Tran761 23 points24 points  (1 child)

I’m a llamathrust kind of man myself.

[–]AluminumMaiden 3774 points3775 points  (27 children)

Could have easily been defeated with a laser pointer

[–]gill__gill 829 points830 points  (15 children)

Or a big box

[–]VanimalCracker 7 points8 points  (0 children)

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

[–]duplikat2 16 points17 points  (0 children)

or an appache-chopper.

[–]DdCno1 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Or catnip.

[–]orange_fudge 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Or a cucumber

[–]foodkidFAATcity 2928 points2929 points  (124 children)

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

[–]JohnCenaAMA 1293 points1294 points  (13 children)

Maybe lion should be a cheetah.

[–]mudbloodanddbeer 349 points350 points  (7 children)

Damn’t Dad, get off of Reddit.

[–]OMG__Ponies 87 points88 points  (2 children)

I'm not YOUR dad, so, NO.

[–]mudbloodanddbeer 84 points85 points  (1 child)

That’s just like you Dad.

[–]investmentwanker0 59 points60 points  (0 children)

Stop embarrassing me mom

[–]cookiemonster247 169 points170 points  (17 children)

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

[–]Zugzub 187 points188 points  (11 children)

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.

[–]rafaelloaa 123 points124 points  (8 children)

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

[–]Zugzub 33 points34 points  (7 children)

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

[–]sonofaresiii 28 points29 points  (1 child)

I'm sure if any of those guys wanted to get on all fours and pull with their teeth, they could have

[–]DankDialektiks 27 points28 points  (1 child)

However, the angle is the biggest factor

[–]Sparkydog63 79 points80 points  (16 children)

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

[–]JustBronzeThingsLoL 132 points133 points  (10 children)

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

[–]Kritical02 55 points56 points  (4 children)

Ya it's obviously 400 degrees.

[–]Pee_Earl_Grey_Hot 36 points37 points  (0 children)

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

[–]Sparkydog63 39 points40 points  (3 children)

Clearly it was 85.7°. My bad.

[–]ChanTheManCan 30 points31 points  (0 children)


[–]physicscat 55 points56 points  (3 children)

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

[–]two_cat_morty 29 points30 points  (9 children)

Aren't the people also pulling at an angle?

[–]taomark 52 points53 points  (7 children)

The lion isn't really pulling, it's resisting being pulled. Imagine if instead of the lion a big fat guy was sitting on a sled, holding onto the rope. If the rope has significant friction against the hole in the wall, it's going to be more difficult to move that guy.

[–]LimerickJim 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Yea it’s more she’s using friction than leverage. The angle creates a greater contact with the cage . Still very cool though.

[–]Lyin-Don 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Clever girl

[–]RadiatorSam 15 points16 points  (45 children)

Thats not how leverage works

[–]PM_Trophies 63 points64 points  (5 children)

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

[–]thatmarcelfaust 20 points21 points  (37 children)

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

[–]RadiatorSam 5 points6 points  (36 children)

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

[–]hotcheetosfries 10 points11 points  (0 children)

The lion said the same thing about the humans

[–]MB-Bearded-RN 740 points741 points  (42 children)

That lion should bow before the glory that is Ricochet

[–]aa_flo 126 points127 points  (2 children)

I was wondering if that was him! Lol crazy

[–]rex_cc7567 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Yep, and the others are Killian Dain (Sanity) and Fabian Aichner

[–]ApparentlyJesus 60 points61 points  (0 children)

I didn't even realise it was him at first

[–]EndlessPiece 40 points41 points  (17 children)

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.

[–]seligball 25 points26 points  (3 children)

Fabian Aichner is the first guy. 2nd guy looks like either Killian or Hanson.

[–]MissionFever 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I'm pretty sure the guy in the Celtics shirt is Matt Bloom.

[–]Ready-Willing-Gable 31 points32 points  (2 children)

Just wait for his main roster debut when he’s pulling off 450 planchas and Michael Cole decides to mention “Ricochet can’t be taken lightly Corey, did you know Ricochet once got in a tug of war with a lion”

[–]JacksWastedTime 31 points32 points  (0 children)

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

[–]scionoflogic 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Guess that answers the question of which is stronger a lion or a puma.

[–]VaryStaybullGeenyiss 576 points577 points  (60 children)

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.

[–]NotoriousBarosaurus 157 points158 points  (10 children)

The men would have won. They were really leaning back into it - with their combined weight (even just partial), the lion would be dunzo.

E: made an oopsie

[–]SnicklefritzSkad 35 points36 points  (7 children)

Exactly. It's not a matter of strength. If the pulling force is more than you weigh, the rope is moving. Unless of course you cheat, like the lion does in this video.

[–]FurRealDeal 31 points32 points  (1 child)

If the pulling force is more than you weigh, the rope is moving

No necessarily. There are other forces at work. 4 legs firmly planted and low to the ground offer a shit ton of leverage.

[–]Sir_Loin_Cloth 7 points8 points  (0 children)

My 65 lb Boxer puts up a hell of a tug match. I can't imagine what this beast can do.

[–]jt004c 17 points18 points  (0 children)

This is so obviously wrong. The rope isn't acting as a scale comparing two dead weights.

By your logic, if a climber puts a stake in the top of a cliff, ties a rope to it, then goes over the edge holding the rope, he can only rely on the rope inasmuch as the stake weighs.

[–]LeeKing00100 49 points50 points  (1 child)

So what you guys are telling me, is that the lion outsmarted them?

[–]haha89 46 points47 points  (2 children)

Yeah, also i have no idea but a lions bite is strong but not so much its pull on a rope with its mouth? The way it’s set up going around the bend def is preventing those men from even making a diff.

[–]Adkit 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Not really, the lion wasn't trying to pull the rope in, just hold against the tugging. Anyone who's played with a dog would be able to tell you that. And the bend of the rope works boh ways and therefore cancels out, the men only had to move the cat and a tiny bit extra for the rope touching metal which clearly is not easy.

[–]MadeUpFax 495 points496 points  (47 children)

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.

[–]sandscript 254 points255 points  (34 children)

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.

[–]Kritical02 214 points215 points  (24 children)

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...

[–]badger81987 102 points103 points  (15 children)

Most animals have really strong neck muscles too.

[–]Aedeus 33 points34 points  (6 children)

Lions have very powerful neck muscles iirc

[–]Moradiim 11 points12 points  (4 children)

We need one of those dudes that draws comments to draw a lion with massive traps.

[–]tonker724 48 points49 points  (5 children)

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

[–]PresidentWordSalad 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Or the dog.

Just kidding. My 27 pound beagle can't beat me when I'm just using three fingers. There's no reason why a 20 pound, three legged dog can beat a human, unless the human is a child.

[–]SarcasticGamer 12 points13 points  (3 children)

I believe it. I have a 90 lb dog and when I play tug of War with him he just basically stands there and I struggle to pull him. It's pretty crazy.

[–]Moonshine_Hillbilly 42 points43 points  (7 children)

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.

[–]pemboa 16 points17 points  (5 children)

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

[–]MadeUpFax 23 points24 points  (2 children)

That's how my dog plays tug of war. He just plants low to the ground and doesn't let go, but he never actually tries to use his legs to move back. He's lazy.

[–]spidey0619 186 points187 points  (10 children)

Is that Ricochet?

[–]TheKevinKevin 27 points28 points  (1 child)

No it's Prince Puma

[–]Who_Wants_Tacos 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Phffft. Prince Puma wears a puma mask. That's clearly a lion.

[–]KingPinAfterDark 24 points25 points  (2 children)

It is! And the bearded dude is Killian Dame, and the guy filming in the Celtics shirt is Matt Bloom (aka Albert aka lord Tensai)

[–]spidey0619 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I thought the one in the middle was the other guy from Heavy Machinery, not Otis.

[–]TuxedoFriday 88 points89 points  (2 children)

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

[–]EndlessPiece 17 points18 points  (0 children)

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

[–]Val_X[🍰] 70 points71 points  (23 children)

This might sound dumb but does it hurt its teeth?

[–]foo_foo_the_snoo 67 points68 points  (5 children)

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

[–]Val_X[🍰] 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Must be, i mean 3 men! My god isn't that one strong cat

[–]dayyou 18 points19 points  (8 children)

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

[–]M2Chains 12 points13 points  (7 children)

go to the dentist

[–]guhcampos 14 points15 points  (2 children)

My dog loves that to the point I lift her at the air and whirlwind the shit out of her, she's a 25Kg Border Collie.

I get sore waaaaaay before she gets tired.

[–]ItsMeKate17 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Good question - I don't know for sure, but in my mammalogy class I actually got to see and touch a lion skull. They have a protrusion on the top of their skulls called a sagittal crest which creates a large surface area for muscle attachments so that they have an extremely strong bite. This leads me to believe that it would actually not hurt the lion!

[–]Valac_ 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I mean their teeth are designed to latch onto and take down large game animals that are obviously thrashing about so I doubt this hurt much if at all.

[–]MyPhillyHistory 34 points35 points  (0 children)


[–]joeyjewjugs 23 points24 points  (0 children)

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

[–]maluminse 20 points21 points  (2 children)

Somewhat relevant

On point relevant

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

[–]RedGSXR 15 points16 points  (7 children)

What incredible strength. Majestic beast

[–]shavedmyballs4this 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Can’t believe those guys are losing to that pussy

[–]Vexeris 13 points14 points  (0 children)

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

[–]DerekWiedenheft 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Damn didn't expect to see Ricochet

[–]MisterOminous 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Saw this on r/squaredcircle first so I was giddy when I saw my boys from NXT showing up on the front page of Reddit.

[–]greyhair_ 8 points9 points  (0 children)

r/SquaredCircle is this Ricochet at the very end?

[–]Zilla619 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Prince Puma?

[–]orchestraldiscipline 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Itza Black Penta in disguiees

[–]countstubbulas 7 points8 points  (0 children)

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

[–]Rajirabbit 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Ricochet from WWE Is the one pulling in back! Ricochet is awesome, but he jobbed our to this Lion

[–]chasingpackets 7 points8 points  (0 children)

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

[–]MandelbrotsInHeaven 7 points8 points  (0 children)

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

[–]ISaidThatOnPurpose 6 points7 points  (0 children)

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