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Posts tagged joints

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?

February 21, 2012

 

moose in water

Did You Know That Moose Can Have Arthritis?

Researchers have been studying moose for years and one thing they've found is while arthritis in moose is genetic, it's also triggered by the environment.

October 4, 2010

 

t_rex

Uncovering An Even Taller T. Rex (And Others!)

Recent studies on dinosaur joints suggest that they may have been even taller than we thought!

July 10, 2007

 

Man running next to pond

Runner’s Knee

You go out walking or jogging every day for your health and well being, and what do you get for your troubles? You might get runner's knee.

July 30, 2006

 

octopus raising its tentacle

Octopus Biceps Curls

The octopus tentacle surprisingly acts in much the same way as the human arm when transferring tasty morsels from sucker to mouth.

April 6, 2004

 

Chopsticks and Arthritis

Learn about the dangers of chopsticks on this Moment of Science.

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.

September 27, 2003

 

Motion Sickness

During voyage of the Beagle, Charles Darwin was often overcome by seasickness and discovered that “nothing but lying in [his] hammock did any good.”This remedy–lying down with eyes shut–is one of the most effective for treating motion sickness.

September 27, 2003

 

Cows and Waterbeds?

The first cows that come back from milking head right for the stalls with waterbeds, and some cows have been known to wait around for other cows to clear out so that they can grab their spot.

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