Why is chimpanzee strength so vastly ...

Why is chimpanzee strength so vastly overrated?

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#1 Jun 27, 2014
I've heard estimates as high as 8 times stronger than the average man. Other than a debunked study from the 1900s I don't know where people get this from. I think a top level human fighter like mike tyson or brock lesnar would shatter a chimpanzee in a one on one fight. Thoughts?
Instigator

Owensboro, KY

#2 Jun 27, 2014
The bonobo (formerly called the pygmy chimpanzee) is distinguished by relatively long legs, pink lips, dark face

The bonobo is popularly known for its high levels of sexual behavior. Sex functions in conflict appeasement, affection, social status, excitement, and stress reduction.

Along with the common chimpanzee, the bonobo is the closest relative to humans

Sexual activity generally plays a major role in bonobo society, being used as what some scientists perceive as a greeting, a means of forming social bonds, a means of conflict resolution, and postconflict (lol) reconciliation

Bonobos do not form permanent monogamous sexual relationships with individual partners.

Bonobo males and females seem to prefer sexual contact over violent confrontation with outsiders. In fact, the Japanese scientists who have spent the most time working with wild bonobos describe the species as extraordinarily peaceful and have documented how bonobos may often resolve conflicts with sexual contact
sarah

Kintnersville, PA

#3 Jun 27, 2014
Instigator wrote:
The bonobo (formerly called the pygmy chimpanzee) is distinguished by relatively long legs, pink lips, dark face
The bonobo is popularly known for its high levels of sexual behavior. Sex functions in conflict appeasement, affection, social status, excitement, and stress reduction.
Along with the common chimpanzee, the bonobo is the closest relative to humans
Sexual activity generally plays a major role in bonobo society, being used as what some scientists perceive as a greeting, a means of forming social bonds, a means of conflict resolution, and postconflict (lol) reconciliation
Bonobos do not form permanent monogamous sexual relationships with individual partners.
Bonobo males and females seem to prefer sexual contact over violent confrontation with outsiders. In fact, the Japanese scientists who have spent the most time working with wild bonobos describe the species as extraordinarily peaceful and have documented how bonobos may often resolve conflicts with sexual contact
So bonos are swingers, I always thought is was just the human's that don't have permanent partners. Well, just goes to show, u learn something every day.

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#4 Jun 27, 2014
Odd thread this..

~still~

If Mike would have nibbled the ear of a chimp, he would have been educated on a whole holyfield..the chimp would have had its way with him and tossed him under the bus faster than Desiree..
sarah

Kintnersville, PA

#5 Jun 27, 2014
justaguess wrote:
Odd thread this..
~still~
If Mike would have nibbled the ear of a chimp, he would have been educated on a whole holyfield..the chimp would have had its way with him and tossed him under the bus faster than Desiree..
Who's Mike? Never mind , I don't want to know. This must be some kind of a private joke?
Instigator

Owensboro, KY

#6 Jun 27, 2014
sarah wrote:
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So bonos are swingers, I always thought is was just the human's that don't have permanent partners. Well, just goes to show, u learn something every day.
The current theory is that we inherited traits from chimpanzees and bonobos from a common ancestor.

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#7 Jun 27, 2014
sarah wrote:
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Who's Mike? Never mind , I don't want to know. This must be some kind of a private joke?
All I can say is I do envy the simplistic views you toss...I hope that you can have them your whole life....really I do.
sarah

Kintnersville, PA

#8 Jun 27, 2014
@ just a guess

http://news.sciencemag.org/sifter/2014/06/why...

Here is one view for you, enjoy.
sarah

Kintnersville, PA

#9 Jun 27, 2014
Instigator wrote:
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The current theory is that we inherited traits from chimpanzees and bonobos from a common ancestor.
if that is the case than why is there even more free love going around. I mean the kids today just want a wham bam thank u mam, no romance, no talk or anything, and this is accepted behavior.

The apes and bobos behave better than humans. Watch out, they just may take over. Ever see Planet of the Apes?

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#10 Jun 27, 2014
sarah wrote:
@ just a guess
http://news.sciencemag.org/sifter/2014/06/why...
Here is one view for you, enjoy.
Thanks..It reminds of my father in law, spry until the day he passed, spoke so soft but could cut steel with his wit, always that wisp of hay from his lip..perhaps the animals can hear something in that blade of nature..

:)
Instigator

Owensboro, KY

#11 Jun 27, 2014
sarah wrote:
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if that is the case than why is there even more free love going around. I mean the kids today just want a wham bam thank u mam, no romance, no talk or anything, and this is accepted behavior.
The apes and bobos behave better than humans. Watch out, they just may take over. Ever see Planet of the Apes?
I think you should have freedom of choice who you have sex with but you seem like a nice primate

Since: Aug 08

Buffalo, NY

#12 Jun 27, 2014
... can i give my answer later right now there sewing my face back on from one of them damn stinkin apes ...

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#13 Jun 27, 2014
None of this answers my question
Adventurous Aye Aye

Hayward, CA

#14 Jun 27, 2014
http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals...

Maybe this might help if you haven't seen it already.
Bananas

New York, NY

#15 Jun 27, 2014
Dr Anonymous Phd wrote:
I've heard estimates as high as 8 times stronger than the average man. Other than a debunked study from the 1900s I don't know where people get this from. I think a top level human fighter like mike tyson or brock lesnar would shatter a chimpanzee in a one on one fight. Thoughts?
Research suggests the difference in strength between the two lies in the muscle performance.

In chimps, the muscle fibers closest to the bones -- those deemed to be the source of strength of both chimps and humans are much longer and more dense, so a chimp is able to generate more power using the same range of motion

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_scie...

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Wellness/chimpan...

http://ask.metafilter.com/146862/Could-anyone...
Adventurous Aye Aye

Hayward, CA

#16 Jun 28, 2014
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/03/...

Here's another to add to the ones above.
Instigator

Fort White, FL

#17 Jun 28, 2014
Dr Anonymous Phd wrote:
None of this answers my question
Chimp wins with ground and pound. Maybe a ankle lock? Brock at least seemed vulnerable seemed vulnerable to those.
Instigator

Fort White, FL

#18 Jun 28, 2014
And I see someone from Owensboro, KY has hijacked my handle (name). Probably just as well, because I had a typo on my previous post.

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#19 Jun 28, 2014
Travis the chimpanzee literally went ape s*** for nearly 15 minutes and only almost killed an old woman. I think lesnar or tyson could have much more in that time period so why do people look at chimps as these demigods of herculean strength? What have chimpanzees done to earn this reputation?
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Owensboro, KY

#20 Jun 28, 2014
Dr Anonymous Phd wrote:
Travis the chimpanzee literally went ape s*** for nearly 15 minutes and only almost killed an old woman. I think lesnar or tyson could have much more in that time period so why do people look at chimps as these demigods of herculean strength? What have chimpanzees done to earn this reputation?
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I haven't really heard that and haven't researched it. But my first thought would be so they can get around in trees

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