A short while back a bunch of us gathered on Google chat to discuss animal fights. The idea was simple: If you could choose two animals to participate in a chicken fight… what animals would reign supreme.
Ryan, Jesse, Kurt, Ben, Ruth, and I worked together to figure out the ultimate team. In order to do so, we decided to start with a team and then try to think of a pair that could bring them down.
A number of rules and definitions had to be laid out first.
– A chicken fight is when one person gets on the back of a second person. They then fight each other and the first to fall over loses. In this scenario, we’re not talking about falling over… we’re talking about a fight to the death. We’ll put one animal on top of the other animal for the sake of keeping it ‘chicken fights’ but if one animal dies and the other one takes out the other team… it’s still a victory for the last animal standing.
– We had to try and think of the best playing field. A swordfish would be awesome against a cow… but cows don’t really swim and swordfish can’t go on land. We tried thinking about all fights taking place in some sort of plasma that would allow fish to swim through the air. This gets complicated. So instead, let’s just try and judge each fight as if it were taking place on earth. If a swordfish needs to fight a cow… we’ll have to figure out a way to make that happen.
– The two animals have to be animals and there can only be two. While you can’t have a bottle of poison on the back of a flock of geese, you could have a deadly poisonous dart frog on the back of a butterfly.
Let the games begin!