Fight of the Century: You vs. Five Year Olds.
December 7, 2006 11:08pm CST
The question: How many 5 year-olds could you take on at once? The specifics: - You are in an enclosed area, roughly the size of a basketball court. There are no foreign objects. - You are not allowed to touch a wall. - When you are knocked unconscious, you lose. When they are all knocked unconscious, they lose. Once a kid is knocked unconscious, that kid is "out." - I (or someone else intent on seeing to it you fail) get to choose the kids from a pool that is twice the size of your magic number. The pool will be 50/50 in terms of gender and will have no discernable abnormalities in terms of demographics, other than they are all healthy Americans. - The kids receive one day of training from hand-to-hand combat experts who will train them specifically to team up to take down one adult. You will receive one hour of "counter-tactics" training. - There is no protective padding for any combatant other than the standard-issue cup. * The kids are motivated enough to not get scared, regardless of the bloodshed. Even the very last one will give it his/her best to take you down. I set my magic number at 30, but upon reflection, I think I could take on a few more. How many could you take on?
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8 Dec 06
This is an awesome discussion! Well, at the moment I'm disabled and probably couldn't handle too many. Unless I was in my electric chair because i could run them down. :D But before the accident, I probably could have handled a bunch. I took martial arts training, I was very physically fit - I could bench press 250 - and I was athletic. I'd say maybe... 40? 45? Probably more, I'm not really sure. Five year olds can be tough! And the little buggers bite. ;) Nowadays I just like to imagine myself beating them with my cane when they ask me stupid questions or try and climb on my wheelchair.