A mathematician named Nicolas Bourbaki who has made many strides in mathematics, never even was a real person, but was a collective pseudonym for a group of mathematicians who wrote their own textbooks en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic…
Today I learned about the book β€œHow to spot a Jap” issued to US soldiers in China during WWII. In it, they were told the Chinese are β€œabout the size of an American”, has even teeth and walk in strides while the Japanese are buck-toothed, shuffle and look as if β€œtheir legs are directly attached to their chests”. ep.tc/howtospotajap/index…
Usain Bolt suffered from scoliosis when he was younger and has an asymmetrical stride when he runs because his legs are slightly different lengths. Researchers aren’t sure if this lack of symmetry is a personal mechanical optimization by Bolt that makes him the fastest human or not. phys.org/news/2017-06-sym…
Zebras fart with every stride when running away from a predator discoverwildlife.com/anim…
Cheetahs are able to accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in just 3 seconds (or 3 strides), beating most supercars. youtube.com/watch?v=V8vej…
The average Cheetah's stride when it is running full speed is around 21 feet in length. cheetah.org/about-the-che…
Elephants have a highly unusual running style with their front legs striding at a quicker rate than their back - with the back legs taking longer strides to compensate youtube.com/watch?v=LTHzl…
If a daddy longlegs loses one leg to a predator, it then walks with a 'strot' where it dribbles its body on the ground like a basketball with every stride. If it loses two legs, it turns to 'bobbing,' where the vertical plane of movement becomes pronounced mnn.com/earth-matters/ani…
The continuation of a sentence beyond a line in a poem (without pause) has a name: enjambment. Pleasingly, it's rooted in a French word which means 'to stride over'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enj…
Coyotes are referred to as "perfect steppers" because their front and rear paws land in the same spot when in stride. spca.bc.ca/welfare/wildli…
The just one Cheetah stride can cover 20+ ft! jacoboneal.com/cheetah/
Director Uwe Boll was so bad at making movies that Stride Gum offered a free pack of gum to everyone who signed an online petition for him to retire. Also Uwe challenged 5 of his critics to boxing matches, all of which he won. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uwe…
A Psilon is a unit of length equal to "44 manly strides" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psi…
In order to curb traffic fatalities the mayor of BogotΓ‘ hired Mimes to follow jaywalkers, mocking their stride and hair. They also handed thumps up or thumbs down cards to drivers. It worked. newsfeed.time.com/2011/10…
The makers of Stride gum sponsored a petition asking Uwe Boll to retire. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uwe…
The penguin recovers 80 percent of the energy that it expends on each stride, one of the highest values reported for any animal. newyorker.com/culture/cul…
An ostrich can travel up to 16 feet in a single stride. livescience.com/27433-ost…
Printed magnets hold packages of Stride Gum shut toledoblade.com/Retail/20…
Nain Singh, an Indian explorer, secretly mapped a route from India to Lhasa, Tibet using his stride and a set of prayer beads. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nai…
The Cheetah covers 7-8 meters (approximately 20-25 feet) in just one stride and when running full speed takes 4 strides per second. predatorconservation.com/…
Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt envisioned future settlers of the Moon going on "lunar skiing holidays." He came to this conclusion after developing a gliding stride similar to downhill skiing while exploring the Moon's surface. guardian.co.uk/science/20…
A hole in a mans stomach from a gunshot wound helped reveal revolutionary strides in understanding digestion in humans. livescience.com/28996-hol…
Nobel prize winner Norman Borlaug may have made great strides in limiting world famine, whilst unknowingly contributing to a rise in gluten sensitivity. cbsnews.com/8301-504763_1…
Today I learned that the rhinoceros is the largest animal that is able to reach a galloping stride. I learned it watching National Geographic on the TV but the link to the show is attached. natgeotv.com/asia/jurassi…

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