True story: I listened to Justin Bieber. (via

We all know that Justin Bieber is repellent, but until now science was unable to say just how repellent. Thanks to a near-death incident between a Russian fisherman and a huge predator, however, we know that he is, at minimum, bear-repellent (i.e. 4 to 80 times stronger than human pepper spray). 

Justin Bieber, seen here laying down some fresh mace.

Igor Vorozhbitsyn was walking from his car to his favorite fishing spot when "there was a tremendous impact on my back and the bear was on top of me." Not a cute little black bear trying to get at some snacks in his pocket, either. A big-ass brown bear, a 1000+ lb. predator and the national symbol of Russia. At that moment, however, someone happened to call Igor, causing his phone to begin playing its pre-selected ringtone, Justin Bieber's 'Baby.' Naturally, like any creature that values its own life, the humongous bear ran off into the woods.

Sources: New York Post |