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    Wolfeye is offline Banned
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    Default How strong are gorillas, really?

    I know this is a bit of a left-field question, but how strong are gorillas? I remember a bunch of comparisons to them, in terms of strength training. I was wondering if anybody has ever actually been that strong (you know, like how people can do feats of distance running like covering more distance than a horse or running down a deer or an antelope). Probably a stupid question, but someone would have though it an exaggeration to say someone could outrun a horse, too. Maybe people can get extreme levels of strength, but the higher potential is for endurance over distance. I've heard different things about bear-wrestling & some guy choking out a tiger (some karate master from the old days, supposedly). There was a guy (might have been the same one from that story about choking out a tiger) that, supposedly, could chop the ends off a bull's horns with his bare hands.

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    You should be able to answer to your question by comparing a gorilla skeleton with a human skeleton - the bones tell the entire story ! http://images.dailydawdle.com/human-vs-gorilla.jpg and here: http://www.handresearch.com/diagnost...-hand-cast.jpg and here: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-p6SD3PV-Om..._skeletons.png

    The worse part is that a serious strike to our skull will literally break it like a melon dropped on concrete, and would cause only surface tissues damage to a gorilla or a chimpanzee.

    The difference between an ordinary gorilla and the strongest man alive is about the same difference between a skinny (and I mean really skinny!) teenager and Paul Anderson on steroids.

    BUT as long as we allow the inventors of such devices: http://www.freeflexor.com/ and https://shakeweight.com/ to multiply at will, I am sure the Gorillas will eventually find a way to send our species to the trash pile of Evolution

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    Ha Ha Ha, I get it. A planet of the apes reference, right? Good one. It truly is bizarre, some of the things people come up with. How strong where people back in the day & they didn't have any of that. Shooting a strong bow was something that developed grip strength as well as all kinds of muscles.

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    Paul Anderson in steroids...
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    Even a chimpanzee is waaaaaaaay stronger than a human being.

    http://www.slate.com/articles/health...ee.single.html

    Repeated tests in the 1960s confirmed this basic picture. A chimpanzee had, pound for pound, as much as twice the strength of a human when it came to pulling weights. The apes beat us in leg strength, too, despite our reliance on our legs for locomotion. A 2006 study found that bonobos can jump one-third higher than top-level human athletes, and bonobo legs generate as much force as humans nearly two times heavier.

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Boar View Post
    The difference between an ordinary gorilla and the strongest man alive is about the same difference between a skinny (and I mean really skinny!) teenager and Paul Anderson on steroids.
    I would even say that, comparing a six months old baby's strength to Konstatin Konstantinov's is more accurate.

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    This reminds me of a quote I once saw that goes as follows

    " The perfection of the human body is a false goal. What does it profit us to perfect something inherently limited? No... to truly evolve we must improve upon it. "

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    The strength differential between humans and other mammals is terrifying. Anecdotally, I've heard of a gorilla escaping over a tall concrete enclosure by wedging a single finger in a crack and pulling itself up to grab the top of the wall. Chimpanzees have pulled doors off of cars and mutilated people with their bare hands.
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    I wonder if humans made an evolutionary trade-off of raw strength for endurance. I read somewhere that men could walk a horse into the ground during forced marches (though this may have more to do with caloric requirements than true endurance). How many mammals could do a marathon (then again, how many mammals TRAIN for a marathon)? Certainly cheetas and such seem to have very little endurance after their sprint. Kinda makes sense I guess, our brains allow us to compensate for strength, hard for primitive tech to do the same for endurance.

    Of course these days we can compensate for both, WALL-E here we come!

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    also I'm not sure animals have will power or the cognitive power that we do. That's how many military personnel get through things like Ranger School and Special Forces.

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    Humans had (perhaps no longer) the ability to track/walk/jog/run down other animals in pursuit of food due to the fact humans have a larger brain. This brain imparted the drive in the mind of the human that getting that food meant living another day - therefore there was no other option -planning and cooperation with other humans in getting that food was developed to a much higher degree over time. Animals however, are not inwardly focused. They live from moment to moment by instinct. Their focus is to the "outward". They do not comtimplate the meaning of life. A dog does not know that it is a dog. Much less an Irish Setter does not know if it is an Irish Setter. A dog does not know or care if it is male or female. Same with fish. Does a fish know that it is swimming in water? Only humans can manipulate the outside enviroment to better their hunting, gathering, storing and planning for food shortfalls - because if they don't succeed it means mass extinction. Humans have the ability to pass down learned knowledge to later generations through highly developed language skills. Bettering methods with making and using weapons, planting crops and organization. Animals will not run marathons just for the sake of running marathons - their brain does not provide them with enough required concentration or focus to maintain that activity. Unless instinct is the driving force as with many migratory animals - this just does not happen...Dennis

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