Be still, my beating <3
And that ladies is why secrateriat is boss
Not only that, but Secretariat utilized something called a double-suspension transverse gallop that allowed him to carry sprint speed over distances of more than half a mile. In a normal, single-suspension transverse gallop there is only one moment where all four hooves leave the ground
in a double-suspension transverse gallop there are two
Secretariat had a stride longer than any other horse, but he also ran elastically, and was able to develop an extraordinary amount of downward-and-backward thrust, thus achieving double-suspension. He ran straighter and more efficiently than any other horse.
I’M SO INTRIGUED *gets pencil and paper*
Do you think his incredibly elastic gait contributed to his double-suspension gallop? What factors contribute to a horse preferring double-suspension over single-suspension? Is it a genetic behavior? Is it influenced by physical factors (IE Secretariat’s extraordinary gait)? Or is it purely a fluke when a horse uses the double-suspension gallop? What other horses did this? WHERE CAN I READ MORE????? *HEAVY BREATHING*
The elasticity refers to the flexibility of his back and loin conformation. The muscles of the pelvis, rib cage, and spine form a flexible and powerful spring that is the biomechanical root of speed. Secretariat had increased ability to coil the loin, and with it, increased elastic up-and-down flexibility of the back. The more flexible the back is, the longer the stride.
It is this long stride, and the incredibly powerful downward-and-backward thrust of his hind legs that allowed him to have a double-suspension transverse gallop. I don’t know of any other horses that have achieved double suspension, but it has been speculated that if we had more footage of Man O’ War we would see that he ran at a double-suspension transverse gallop as well.
Thanks equestrian science side if tumblr.
Boba Fett unmasked on the set of the additional Jabba’s Palace scenes filmed for the Star Wars special editions - Imgur
Nothing ruins a character like seeing Boba Fett without his mask.
ruins? or enhances?
Just imagine, this guy was the guy chasing Han Solo across the galaxy. That is fucking bonechilling to think about.
the ultimate dad
The emphasis here is mine, because I want to make sure that everyone is clear on the fact that New Yorker (dot com) reviewer Adam Plunkett is concerned that poet Patricia Lockwood is not taking the hypothetical sexual desires of a fictional bee seriously enough. She is laughing at a man — an imaginary man, an imaginary male bee — instead of empathizing with his anger and his sexual desires. And that’s the problem with Patricia Lockwood.
I find it heartbreakingly sad that the idea of a successful female poet whose work is read and enjoyed by many is a problem, that a woman who isn’t being constantly scrutinized and denigrated on Twitter is worrisome.
As if the problem with most women writers is that we don’t get enough criticism.
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Ms. Marvel #07 by Jamie McKelvie
Sometimes I pause to remember that multiple studio execs made a conscious decision to greenlight Wild Wild West and I dunno, in those moments I just feel really good about the future of humanity.
So I’m doing a massive closet purge because I have entirely too large a volume of clothes, and in order to help me determine what stays and what goes, I have developed the following three tests:
1) Would Patti Smith wear this? If yes, keep. If no, proceed to:
2) Could this be comfortably worn on a motorcycle? If yes, keep. If no, proceed to:
3) Would this outfit be useful or appropriate for work as an undercover spy? Consider form, function, and whether or not the outfit is cut to allow the execution of flawless kung fu moves. If yes, keep. If no, DUMP.
i hope that, wherever my hair ties go, they’re happy. that’s all that matters