Everyone Is Arguing Over The Right Answer To This ‘Pick Two Animals To Defend You’ Meme
This meme, where you hypothetically choose two animals from the list to defend you, while the others come to kill you, has caused an avalanche of discussion as people argue over the correct answer.
Sometimes, when everything in the world seems like it is terrible (because it is), something extremely silly comes along to give people’s brains a break from despair. For a few minutes they can focus on something that literally does not matter at all, and give themselves a little rest from the reality of life. This week, that thing was a meme. The meme lists various animals, and an amount of each, and then posits a scenario in which you choose two of the groups to defend you – the rest will be coming to kill you.
I’ve been driven insane by this pic.twitter.com/57HDR7w6xH
— dan nolan (@dannolan) July 24, 2020
The ensuing debate and discussion set group chats across the lands on fire.
it's taken four months but the all-male group chat I joined at the start of lockdown has finally reached the natural end point of all such groups: debating whether or not we could take on various apex predators
— alex hern (@alexhern) July 23, 2020
But the discussion also raged on social media, with thousands and thousands of people giving their extremely confident explanations as to what the correct answer is.
Anyone not picking the rats is a fucken idiot. Honestly, the only two choices are rats + eagles (so you’re not fending off eagle talons from above) and rats + human (because you’re not bulletproof).
— Jason Heeris & 1247 others (@detly) July 25, 2020
eagles and wolves is the only correct answer. all the rat people are DELUSIONAL https://t.co/R1A5iZFEUy
— Lindsay Dodgson (@linzasaur) July 24, 2020
Gorillas can rip most living things apart like paper and there’s crocodiles still swimming around with knives from the 50s stuck in them, I know who I want on my side https://t.co/LLghUb2T3n
— selkie martin indulgence 👁 S5 SPOILERS (@lenasabrewing) July 24, 2020
It didn’t take long before graphs and stats to get involved.
there is no choice other than rats and hawks pic.twitter.com/k1ErUA4PYb
— Wℹ️ll (@WillWells95) July 25, 2020
Bulls make the most sense weight wise pic.twitter.com/5tXOTOnQfP
— Michael Howe-Ely (@Howe_Ely) July 25, 2020
But some people had more of an alternative solution.
If I'mma die anyway, I might as well go out alongside 15 wolves and 4 lions like a warrior goddess. https://t.co/mJVmQRsWpR
— Blackest Widow (@sovivACEous) July 25, 2020
all it takes is for one of the rats to be Ratatouille (pretty good odds with 10000 of them), he scampers up under the gunman's hat, now you got 15 wolves, 9999 rats and a gunman on your team. https://t.co/DPXDeKvQW7
— Alistair Baldwin (@BaldwinAlistair) July 25, 2020
I simply lay down and accept my death https://t.co/2mRhVLETct
— Femme Fatigue (@CharlotteBHC) July 24, 2020
We may never land on a definitive answer, but it sure is fun to try.