Saturday, December 1, 2012

cheetahs on the edge

what a beautiful animal the cheetah is.  this big cat is the fastest animal on land, running nearly 70 miles per hour in short bursts.

a recent study has investigated why bigger and bigger animals dont run faster and faster.     studying various types of lizards, the study found that lizards ran faster as they got bigger, but only to a certain point.   “Larger lizards’ legs can no longer support their body weight, and they have to change their style of running, making them slower," the study found.

the cheetah has achieved the right balance of weight, agility and strength, and it's amazing to watch.   just look how steady its head remains while running so fast...!

Cheetahs on the Edge--Director's Cut from Gregory Wilson on Vimeo.

link via its okay to be smart

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