OH, AND YOU THINK YOU'RE TOUGH? WHAT HAVE YOU EVER DONE, SHOOED THE KIDS INSIDE WHEN YOU SPOTTED A BEE ON THE PATIO?

We've all read about the mom pumped full of adrenaline who lifted up a tree trunk to free her child trapped under it in the middle of a hurricane (or was that an episode of The Incredible Hulk?). Well, consider Lydia Angyiou your new paradigm of fighting motherhood. The 90-pound mom from northern Quebec just took on an eight-foot-tall, 700-pound bear who was threatening her seven-year-old son as he played street hockey with friends:

She told the children to run and raced around to get between the bear and her son. Then she started kicking and punching the animal, according to police reports. In a flash, the bear swatted her in the face and she fell on her back. With the bear on top of her, Angyiou began kicking her legs in a bicycle-pedaling motion. She was swatted once more and rolled over, but the bear moved toward her again.
 
Siqualuk Ainalik heard the commotion and came rushing over. Seeing Angyiou wrestling with the bear, he ran to his brother's home, grabbed a rifle and headed back to the street. He fired a few warning shots. The sound diverted the bear's attention from Angyiou just long enough for him to aim and fire again. According to police, Ainalik fired four shots into the bear before it finally died.

Larry Hubert, a local gendarme, stated the obvious, saying, "When your back is up against the wall, I guess we come up with super-human strength." He added, however, that it's rare for polar bears to wander into his village, and that this bear must have been "disoriented," and not looking for food, because "if the bear was hungry, she would have been eaten pretty quickly."


Later that day, Angyiou found a reporter snooping around her home, looking for the secret to her superhuman strength. The fesity mom scared him off, warning, "Mr. McGee, don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry."

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Spike Lee says he's disgusted with 50 Cent and his gangsta persona, which has been taken to such an extreme that the rapper's five-year-old son now wears a bulletproof vest:

"50 Cent has made a lot of money, but whatever you are doing that makes you have to put a bulletproof vest on your 5-year-old son, that's time for some deep introspective s—."

Lee also said that he believes movies like 50 Cent's "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" incite violence in the African-American community: "If it's just a movie, would people be shooting in the theaters the opening weekend?" asked Lee, whose own films have urged young men to channel their rage into more productive outlets, like hurling trash cans through the plate-glass windows of reputable pizza establishments.

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