Skip to comments.Majority of Americans Think a Bear Could Beat a Shark in a Fight
Posted on 06/17/2013 4:03:31 PM PDT by nickcarraway
According to PPP the YOLO-est of all the pollsters 56 percent of Americans think a bear would win a fight against a shark, while 44 percent picked the shark. The setting of the fight was not specified, but presumably we are to assume water shallow enough for the bear to stand but deep enough for the shark to swim, otherwise the question would be kind of absurd. Anyway, here is someone who has thought more about this than you have.
a pissed off unarmed patriot or an arrogant armed liberal ?
Of course MY answer is the pissed off patriot.
What if the bear and the shark were each riding on the backs of eagles?
Does the author know that bears can swim underwater?
This is why you play for homefield advantage. Clearly, the home team would win this fight.....no way around it.
What if the shark had a frickin’ laser on top of its’ head?
What if the bear’s gun was taken away and the shark had a laser on his head?
What if one had a swarm of hornets coming out it’s mouth, and the other has a swarm of wasps?
Probably not. The later would call the police to arrest the former, then have him audited and SWATed.
I don’t know but I will bet a Jet can beat a Shark.
There are sharks and bears of various sizes, which seems reasonably relevant.
What if the shark had lasers coming out of its eyes, and the bear had lightning bolts?
The right to arm bears - it’s in the constitution!
Why bother debating something that could be so easily answered? It isn’t like there’s a shortage of sharks or bears.
European or African? Laden or unladen?
The thing is, the bear has paws to hold chainsaws, and the shark has only its mouth. At 200 feet deep in the ocean, I’ll go with the shark, in a cave in the Rockies at 6000 feet, I’d lean toward the bear. The only fair thing to do is to find a neutral environment - toss them out of a helicopter with parachutes on and see which one wins by the time they hit the ground.
What if the shark had been trained to kill by Chuck Norris, and the bear could shoot rockets out of its paws?
From yer first cigarette ‘til yer last dyin’ day.
As someone who has tangled with both, I’d fight a bear over a shark any day! Both would overpower a human in most fights but sharks have serious homefield advantage.
It's not complicated...
So it’s an American bear! USA USA USA!
Ursine ursine, teeth like a saw,
Eat that fish up
Raw raw raw!
The majority of Americans have never contemplated such a match, let alone decided on a theoretical victor.
The bear will retreat, upon serious injury, if it’s cubs are not in danger. A shark will never stop trying to eat, as long as it is capable. If you gut a shark in the water, it’s instincts will compel it to devour it’s own entrails. My money’s on the shark.
I don’t know about a shark, but these days, I would bet on a bear versus a bull.
Yeah. largest Bear vs Great White? Seems that makes a difference although I don’t see how even a large bear would prevail against any moderately sized shark if the bear stayed in the water. Shark would destroy his legs, he would fall down and the shark would eat him in a matter of minutes. No contest
Who has home field?
I’d bet depending on who has the home field advantage.
Shark on land = helpless. Bear in deep water = almost helpless.
Depth of water would seem to be a major variable.
A more important issue. Bear vs. Tiger.
Why can’t they just be friends?
There was once lots of betting on Bears and Bulls in an arena...
Heh, not the pussy-footed financial ones, but the actual ones...:)
This is just stupid. The answer is they wouldn’t fight.
What if the Bear was from San Francisco, spoke with a lisp and wore Mossy Oak boots?
A polar bear and a great white; great white wins.
A polar bear and a sand shark; polar bear wins.
I worked as a machinist for a few years and we had these stupid discussions every day on the shop floor. This was an easy one.
A bear is armed, therefore he wins.
If the shark is swimming upstream to spawn, I go with the bear.
Easy. A shark is nothing but a big salmon to a bear.
Shark - teeth
Bear - teeth and claws
Game, set and match......bear.
How could anyone have an opinion on this without knowing if the fight takes place on land or in the water?
What if the bear had claws that were knives tipped with tiny guns that shot out even tinier knives?
What if the shark were actually being wielded as a club by a megabear?
I’m just saying this stuff can get pretty complex pretty quick.
And the bear has a .45. Shark: dead meat.
Yeah, the Sharks and the Jets had their fights too.
Well yeah.....on land.
That New York Magazine is all over the cutting edge of our tumultuous world.
I gots to ge me a perscription to that....
I went with the premise stated in the article which is the only reasonable one to assume - bear wading into shallow water.
What if the shark had all the meta data on the bear’s contacts but the bear had all the shark’s emails
Bears vs Sharks. Do they battle with a football or a puck?
I’m glad the poll people have settled this.
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