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Posts tagged flexibility

February 26, 2014

 

A group of bighorn sheep stand in the snowy mountains

Banging Heads!

While we humans get concussions pretty easily, bighorn sheep slam their heads into each other all the time without ill affects. How is this possible?

April 18, 2013

 

sculpture's hands

Why Are Some People Double-Jointed?

Can you bend your thumb backwards until it touches your wrist? If you join your hands behind your back, can you lift them over your head without letting go?

December 7, 2005

 

one robot with outter cover and one without

E-skin

To say that robots don't have feelings is literal, as well as figurative.

September 27, 2003

 

Double Joints Redux

Through the years, it’s been a common misconception that being double jointed is a bad thing. Actually, there is no such thing as a “double joint”. While some people can bend their thumb’s back to touch their forearm, it may appear that they are “double jointed, but there is only one joint at each joint, not two.

September 27, 2003

 

Pisa Shoes

If you have good posture, your bones will carry you the way a skyscraper’s frame carries the weight of the building. If not, you may end up more like the leaning tower of Pisa. While there are many routes to bad posture, high heels are certainly one of the most popular.

September 27, 2003

 

Contortion

Contortionists are not able to bend their bodies in extraordinary shapes because they are double jointed, instead they are flexible in several key joints.

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