Versus Horse is a website dedicated to answering that age-old question: If I had a horse fight something, would that horse win?



If you're not dedicating at least 75% of your idle thoughts to who would win in a horse fight, you're not truly living.

These winners seem entirely arbitrary!

They are! We use the entirely arbirary but 100% correct* SHAWIN algorithm, wherein we compare the hash of the two combatants to the hash of their combination. The closest one wins!

That doesn't seem to incorporate fighting ability at all

We never said anything about fighting.

Yes you did, it's right up there before the FAQ header!

Listen, the SHA-512 algorithm is called that because it's at least 512 times smarter than us. It's taking things into account that you and I, as mere non-cryptographic mortals, can't even comprehend. So just go with it!

I wanted to know who would win in a fight between 'About' and a horse.

You got it!

What if I want to see who would win some other fight?

I'm not sure I understand the question.

You know, like if a bear fought a shark or something.

You'll need to petition ICANN to make .shark into a top level domain. Once that's done, we can re-implement the-

Wouldn't it be easier to just be able to fight anything?

Okay, fine, if you want to do it the "easier" way, we have an API:

What kind of insane madman would create this site?

My name's Roger Ostrander, and you can heap additional praise upon me by writing to

*The SHAWIN algorithm is defined to be correct. If it and reality disagree, reality is wrong.