Time for another round of animal death match – but this time we aren’t going to be pushing one of nature’s big beasts into battle, but choosing a smaller savage creature as our champion. 11 years ago, the Internet elevated the honey badger from little known curiosity to famously fearless folk hero thanks to a viral video entitled “The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger”. Popularizing the catchphrase “honey badger don’t care”, and showing the badger nonchalantly attacking cobras and even shrugging off what should have been a deadly bite, it’s now racked up almost 100 million views.
But is the honey badger really that fierce? Well, on fighting statistics alone it certainly doesn’t look all that terrifying.