A male elephant grazes in plains of the Mara North Conservancy, Kenya
A male elephant grazes in plains of the Mara North Conservancy, Kenya
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8 per cent of Americans are deluded, a poll has revealed.

That is to say, 8 per cent of Americans think that they could beat an elephant, a gorilla or a lion in a fight.

YouGov surveyed Americans about animals they could take in a fight, and came up with these findings, with a further 6 per cent saying they could take a bear in combat and 9 per cent backing themselves in a fight with a crocodile.

Who are the 8 per cent of people who - faced with an elephant which is on average 3 metres tall - thinks “yes. I could absolute wallop that”?

Who are the 8 per cent of people who - faced with a lion which can run at speeds of 80km per hour - thinks “I’m going in”?

We have, sadly, no idea.

Yet, 12 per cent of people say they could fight a wolf and 15 per cent are unphased by a king cobra. 30 per cent would wack an eagle with no qualms, and 17 per cent would 1v1 with a chimpanzee.

Fools, the lot of them!

Reacting to the hubris of the American nation, people had this to say:

Readers, if you - for whatever reason - are considering fighting a large and dangerous animal to see if you can, just don’t.

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