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Going Toe-to-Paw: When Men and Animals Compete

Michael Phelps isn’t the first to scrap with a wild beast

Did you hear the good news? Michael Phelps is racing a shark to promote the annual time-suck that is Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. Interesting? Maybe. Shocking? Not really. Phelps is hardly the first human to compete against a wild beast in a feat of strength or absurdity. And because today is Friday and we don’t have anything better to do, we’ve collected our favorites below.

Man vs. Bear

Man vs. Ostrich

Men vs. Elephant

Man vs. Orangutan

Man vs. Dog

Man vs. Eagle

Man vs. Chicken