An informative video about the Honey Badger


39 Responses to “An informative video about the Honey Badger”

  1. mr.skeleton says:

    I think this is the original upload:

    • Anonymous says:

      I like how youtube can detect if your video sounds like it contains anything even remotely resembling a copyrighted song, but it can’t detect when you grab someone else’s video and upload an exact duplicate.

      Yes, that’s the original. He’s got a whole series of similar videos on his channel.

    • Anonymous says:

      My name is Christopher Gordon and I am the one who has posted all of Randall’s original narrative videos. The link here on BoingBoing belongs to some thief who stole my work.

      To see the ORIGINAL videos, please visit:

      Thank you/


    What is he eating?
    Aww! Disgusting!
    The honey badger dont gives a shit!

    Best narrator ever.

  3. Jack says:

    So effing hilarious!!!

  4. Robert says:

    He’s queer. He’s a wildlife narrator. He’s fabulous. Get used to it.

    Although as a queer non-wildlife narrator (one of the few…) that raises a question — BoingBoing is a generally fabulous site, but has it had any openly gay guest hosts? Honey badger doesn’t give a shit. ;-)

  5. Jardine says:

    Jeremy Clarkson: A honey badger does not kill you to eat you, it tears off… your testicles.
    Richard Hammond: It does not!
    James May: Why’s it called the Honey Badger?
    Richard Hammond: Exactly!
    Jeremy Clarkson: Because that’s what made it angry.
    Richard Hammond: Why isn’t it called the Badger of Death?

  6. jonw says:

    In what scenario is this NSFW?

  7. Anonymous says:

    Wait, where’s Homer Simpson?

  8. Anonymous says:

    That was fucking awesome! The narrator rocks.

  9. Charles Guarino says:


    (no mushroom, but plenty of snake!)

  10. PaulR says:

    My first thought was: Why, if honey badgers have so few real enemies and they can eat anything, why are they so rare?

  11. daev says:

    Two snaps up!

  12. TheVoBRX says:

    This guy is great. Friend of mine showed me the honey badger vid a couple weeks ago, an then I found more hilarious videos of other animals here (WARNING: the choice of colors on this page may cause blindness akin to staring at the sun):

  13. Elrohir says:

    Funny, but I prefer the real original:

    That’s one badass badger. I quote from a page:
    “If the creature is too huge for the Badger to straight-up eviscerate with its inch-and-a-half long claws or its razor-sharp teeth, the Ratel still knows how to go for the weak spot – the balls. That’s right, folks, this thing has been documented as killing male lions by running underneath them and tearing off their scrotums. ”

  14. davidjoho says:

    Honey Badger has a PR problem. Its name makes it sound like its image ought to be printed on kiddy pajamas.

    How about “Ball Shark” instead?

    Ball shark don’t give a shit.

  15. Kentj says:

    Funny-Funny-Funny. The narrator sounded Effeminate…there are those that can equate that with Gay (normally) but not necessarily true. The narration would not have been as good in a womans voice, IMO, the feminine guy voice does it and the squeamish descriptions of this eating are what make this what it is. I didn’t take it as a knock on gay people if that’s what you were after Cts359, but I guess it could have been.

  16. alllie says:

    What that left out was the bit about the Honeyguides, a bird that guides honey badgers (or people) to bee hives. Also they are social parasites that lay their eggs in the nests of other birds. When the young hatch they have a barbed beak with which they kill the other baby birds or puncture any remaining eggs.

    • Ugly Canuck says:

      Cool that the badgers noticed the little bird’s association with the sweet sweet honey.

      Is this a learned behavior? like hunting is for cats? Does mama badger have to point out the bird to the kits?

      We too noticed the little bird as a guide to honey: but I suppose we could follow the honey badgers themselves around for the same purpose, eh?

      • Ugly Canuck says:

        Although now that I have watched the video, I think it would be much safer to follow the inoffensive little bird to that sweet gold rather than the savage and aggressive badger.

  17. magicjo says:

    honey badgers rule – after i discovered them i tried to convince a friend as to their awesomeness, dismissing my “but they eat anything…even leopards” he called google and this came up:

    “Like many predators leopards quickly recognise an unfit animal. This old female should be an easy catch. Using their powerful jaws leopards strangle their prey, often within a few minutes, but she just can’t get a good hold on the badger’s neck. The skin is thick and loose. By now other prey would be dead but this one still struggles fiercely. She refuses to die!

    After a battle lasting almost an hour the old badger is finally all but dead. The leopard departs with her half blind and nearly toothless prey, and at least one badger myth appears to be true – they are the very devil to kill.”

  18. Cts359 says:

    I kind of feel like I’m the only guy on the internet who doesn’t find this funny. I mean, it’s just a gay joke. Not even a fun, witty gay joke at that. It’s more along the lines of ‘Hey everybody, look at the silly fag!’

    I am disappointed, internet.

    • Anonymous says:

      And yet, none of my friends who are gay sound like that, and the friend that I had who DID sound like that wasn’t gay. (although many people assumed that he was when they first heard him)

    • usonia says:

      I’ve dated guys that speak EXACTLY like that, and hold ideas like “Honey badger: eats snakes, therefore doesn’t even give a shit”.

    • EH says:

      I mean, it’s just a gay joke.

      True. Everybody knows those are never funny.

      • Anonymous says:

        So if somebody does a campy gay voiceover, it’s not funny. Yet if Cheech and Chong do stoner voiceovers, or if Carlos Mencia does Mexican or deet-de-dee voiceovers, it’s OK?

        I think part of the humor is the juxtaposition of a gay trope in an unexpected context.

        • Ugly Canuck says:

          Anon #20:
          What the hell is a “voiceover”?
          Is it a type of overdub?

          And precisely when did Cheech & Chong do “stoner voiceovers”?

          Although I must admit your comment is he first time in over thirty five years that I have ever, anywhere, heard Cheech & Chong’s act criticized – even obliquely – for maligning stoners! For that is what you are accusing them of, are you not?

          Perhaps it would have been much better in your opinion had Cheech & Chong been actually beating, imprisoning and otherwise physically mis-treating and terrorizing “stoners”, as some police did ( and still do), while the ENTIRE television, daily newspaper and radio media of the day constantly and relentlessly advocated both the justice of and increased public expenditure on such “useful tactics” in the “war on drugs”.

          • Ugly Canuck says:

            I think I’ll change my name to “Stoner Voiceover”. Or perhaps use it as a name in my next short story….

  19. Felton / Moderator says:

    They’re sooo cuuute!

  20. Anonymous says:

    Sir David Attenborough is crying.

  21. davejenk1ns says:

    Cts359 I find it really funny, and not because of the guy’s accent (which may seem stereotypically queer). I think his word choices, pacing, and simultaneous emotive ‘gross!’ reactions are t3h funnay here. Take a script of this, hand it to Scott Glenn or The Dude, and it would still be funny.

    Lighten up, Francis.

  22. Anonymous says:

    humor1 has been terminated due to multiple or severe violations of our Community Guidelines and/or claims of copyright infringement.

    You think humor1 gives a shit? That shit was TRANSFORMATIVE.

  23. alllie says:

    I assume that honey badgers might occasionally stumble across a hive but mostly are led to them by honeyguides.

    I don’t think you can follow a honey badger to a hive since their diet is so varied.

  24. Anonymous says:

    David Attenborough, watch out!

  25. Anonymous says:

    This is just an amusing combination of content and commentary. Lately my employees have been working hard like the honeybadger. Things get in their way…they dont give a shit…they get it done. It’s been a fun video to quote around the office.

  26. gwailo_joe says:

    The honey badger sounds so sweet. . .yet is so badass: who knew?

    Consumer of cobras and rude to raptors. They really don’t give a shit!

    Narration: pretty funny.

  27. Anonymous says:

    This guy is Bob Fossil’s gay cousin.

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