We all know the old saying that you don’t have to run faster than the bear — you only need to run faster than the other guy. Well, the right way to put it should be: you can’t run faster than the bear, so you have to be able to run faster than the other guy.
That’s the first thing that came to my mind when I saw the amazing video below. I mean, just looking at this grizzly bear barreling down by the side of the road is almost unreal. Which I guess is why the video has been viewed more than 500,000 in ten days or so.
As usual, a quick browse through the comments was well rewarded.
Run bear, run!
Here is the video:
One commenter has done the information gathering for us and here is what he or she has found:
BEAR FACTS: Bears can run more than 60 kilometers an hour, and they can do it up hills, down hills or along a slope. To put that in perspective, that’s 15 m/sec or 50 ft/sec — more than twice as fast as we can run. In fact, a bear can outrun a racehorse over short distances but has little endurance.
You know, watching the video I have no problem imagining that this bear can outrun a horse over a short distance, although it still sounds crazy.
Oh, and this bear’s sprint reminded me of this:
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