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(Slate)   Slate asks: Would it really work to punch a lion in the face? Turns out no, no it wouldn't even if you're Idris Elba   (slate.com) divider line
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373 clicks; posted to Discussion » on 15 Aug 2022 at 10:35 AM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-08-15 8:27:48 AM  
Lions get kicked in the head while taking down game all the time.
It doesn't appear to deter them.
 
2022-08-15 8:41:28 AM  
Well, when your alternative is to lay back and die... maybe try anything?
 
2022-08-15 8:48:11 AM  
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Oh, if I could pummel the animals, just imagine it
Sparring with a chimp in chimpanzee
beating the stripes off a tiger, the cute from a panda
What a neat achievement it would be!

If we could pummel the animals, learn their weaknesses
Maybe KO an animal or three
I'd jab elephant and eagle, buffalo and beagle
Uppercut a guinea pig and flea

If I bare-knuckled with our furry friends, man to animal
"Accidently" hooked the kanga-referee
If I could fight the animals, quick upper-right with the animals
Biff, pow, slam, and bite with the animals
They could beat the ever-loving crap outta meeeeeeee!
 
2022-08-15 9:13:11 AM  
You punch sharks in the nose, it's filled with nerves and sensory equipment, making it quite sensitive.
For lions, you pick a different target:
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2022-08-15 9:24:20 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Well, when your alternative is to lay back and die... maybe try anything?



"If you're falling off a cliff, you may as well try to fly."
  ― Captain John Sheridan
 
2022-08-15 9:25:06 AM  

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Oh, if I could pummel the animals, just imagine it
Sparring with a chimp in chimpanzee
beating the stripes off a tiger, the cute from a panda
What a neat achievement it would be!

If we could pummel the animals, learn their weaknesses
Maybe KO an animal or three
I'd jab elephant and eagle, buffalo and beagle
Uppercut a guinea pig and flea

If I bare-knuckled with our furry friends, man to animal
"Accidently" hooked the kanga-referee
If I could fight the animals, quick upper-right with the animals
Biff, pow, slam, and bite with the animals
They could beat the ever-loving crap outta meeeeeeee!


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2022-08-15 10:36:34 AM  
The only soft spot on a cat is their bellies. And humans don't come naturally equipped to do fark all about it. Large cats are terrifying.
 
2022-08-15 10:48:35 AM  
Pssh.  It would definitely work. If you punch a lion in the face and it doesn't work? Well, you just didn't punch it hard enough, did you?
 
2022-08-15 10:49:34 AM  
Thumb in the eye, and possibly shoving a thumb in the ear (never heard of doing this, but conceptually makes sense).
 
2022-08-15 10:59:39 AM  
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2022-08-15 11:19:12 AM  
Yeah 550 lbs of wanting to fark you up with teeth and claws with years of experience against fighting much tougher animals than humans versus a couple hundred pounds of human swinging a fist?

Good luck:

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2022-08-15 11:50:20 AM  
Even the story of Samson specifies that it was a young lion, and not a mature experienced hunter.
 
2022-08-15 12:13:41 PM  
A lion will happily attack you like a house cat - you punch it in the nose, and it may bite the arm that fist is attached to, while slapping you down with its forelimbs and thinking about twisting you to the ground and raking you with its back legs.

You will absolutely die.

Having said that, you're going to die so you might as well make the lion pay as much as possible for the meal.  A minor nose bruise might be possible.
 
2022-08-15 3:29:26 PM  

Buckerlin: Even the story of Samson specifies that it was a young lion, and not a mature experienced hunter.


Even then, the dude was strong enough to rip the lion apart with his bare hands. That kinda levels the playing field as well.
 
2022-08-16 7:00:18 AM  
Bobcats, servals, and caracals are the largest punchable cats, but they're "feisty" and so you would "walk away with some serious injuries."

Case many years back where a bobcat got into a guy's woodshed. He took the kindling hatchet, went in and said "Lock the door. I don't want the cat to be able to get out."

I cannot describe the sounds that emerged from that shed.

But a few seconds later he emerged. Through a wall. With the bobcat doing a good dramatic interpretation of a Facehugger Alien. It bounded away with scraps of red flannel between its claws. He lost an eye, a thumb and some fingers, a lot f blood and God knows what else.

And that's one of the "punchable" ones
 
2022-08-16 7:08:54 AM  

RogermcAllen: Thumb in the eye, and possibly shoving a thumb in the ear (never heard of doing this, but conceptually makes sense).


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2022-08-16 7:11:23 AM  
TBF a few years there was a case on the Olympic Peninsula -with witnesses - where a bear attacked an elderly mushroom hunter.  He punched it in the snout and threw it ippon seoi-nage. The bear got confused and bolted.
 
2022-08-16 7:38:07 AM  
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