Humanity always takes pride in being at the top of the food chain, but when it comes to certain things, we can still be bested by the greatest animals in the world. Well, at least most of us anyway.
Athletes represent the best of human performance, so they can beat what the rest of the animal kingdom can throw at us. We want to know if you think these competitors can win against some of the world's most skilled animals in some friendly competition. Vote in our matchups below! 💪
BONUS: Vote whether you think boxer Mike Tyson could defeat a tiger here!
Usain Bolt broke records sprinting the 100m and 200m on the track, but the cheetah is the fastest land animal in the world and is built for speed. Who would win?
Joey Chestnut is the greatest competitive eater ever, but bears can eat up to 90 pounds a day. Who would win a timed hot dog eating contest?
Los Angeles Rams defensive stud Aaron Donald can bench 500 pounds and is one of the strongest NFL players in the league. However, a team of sled dogs can pull 85 pounds in snow over a 24-hour period. Who would win tug of war?
Aliphine Tuliamuk qualified for the U.S. Olympic marathon team with a time of 2:27:23. Horses may have a top speed of 54 mph, but their average speed over 20+ miles is 10.5 mph, which puts their marathon time at about two and a half hours. Who would win a marathon race?
Ducks are pretty aggressive animals when you rile them up, so imagine trying to fight a horse-sized mallard chomping you with those hard beaks. However, 100 horses, even duck-sized, would be a problem because their individual strength combined with their volume would be enough to literally run you over. Which would you rather face?
Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympic athlete ever with 28 medals and as held five world-records. The great white shark, however, is built for speed underwater getting to speeds of 35 mph in short bursts. Who would touch the wall first after 100 meters?