Sunday, September 2, 2012

Trivia Question of the Week

It's time for the Trivia Question of the Week! This week's question:

How fast can brown bears run?

Hint #1: If a brown bear were running through a School Zone, it would break the speed limit law.

Hint #2: They can't outpace foxes, coyotes, or wolves.

Hint #3: Usain Bolt wouldn't have a chance at beating a brown bear in a sprint.

Hint #4: In a 1 km race against a cheetah, the cheetah would reach the finish line in half the time it would take the brown bear.

Hint #5: A brown bear probably would have made it out of the Boston Molasses Disaster alive.

.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.



If you guessed 35 miles per hour, you're correct! Brown bears can run at up to 35 mph for a couple miles, and bears have been recorded sprinting at upwards to 40 mph over short distances! Yikes! The fastest human footspeed on record is just under 28 mph, whereas cheetah regularly sprint distances at 70 mph. The take-away message here? Don't run from bears! :)

Labels: , , , ,

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home

<data:blog.pageTitle/>

This Page

has moved to a new address:

http://www.ecologyalaska.com

Sorry for the inconvenienceā€¦

Redirection provided by Blogger to WordPress Migration Service