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Unread postby Imberbe » Wed Dec 13, 2006 4:58 pm

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Giraffe and fighter pilots use the same "technology". What is it, how do they use it and why do they need it?
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Unread postby gwendolen » Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:30 pm

I guess parachutes is not the right answer here.


Will have to do some research.

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Unread postby Freda » Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:42 pm

Something about g-suits perhaps :?

I said suits not strings, girls :wink:
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Unread postby gwendolen » Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:45 pm

Freda wrote:I said suits not stings, girls :wink:


B-Stings? :P

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Unread postby Wild about cats » Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:00 pm

Imberbe wrote::lol:

Wild about Cats scared me! :big_eyes:

But I am back! :yaya:


Me??? :shock:

hehehe...
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Unread postby Freda » Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:06 pm

gwendolen wrote:
Freda wrote:I said suits not stings, girls :wink:


B-Stings? :P


Oops, what a difference an 'r' makes :redface:

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Unread postby gwendolen » Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:09 pm

'g's too. :lol:

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Unread postby Wild about cats » Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:11 pm

Freda wrote:Oops, what a difference an 'r' makes :redface:


Without it your name would have been Feda :shock: :lol: :wink:
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Unread postby restio » Wed Dec 13, 2006 7:48 pm

Great question, Imberbe! :clap:

Thank goodness for Google! :wink: Found a relevant article that reported on a lecture given by Robert Hamlin of Ohio State University.

Take the fighter pilot. During flight, he wears a G-suit, or antigravity suit, to sustain extremely high gravitational forces when turning sharply or coming out of a dive. If the pilot didn't wear the tight, inflatable suit, blood would pool in the legs and buttocks and wouldn't be returned as quickly to the heart or pumped to the brain, causing him to faint.

In contrast, a drinking giraffe can lifts its head some 17 feet in a matter of seconds without fainting. Tight, thick skin covering its legs and neck prevents blood from pooling in the animal's legs and instead keeps the blood flowing to the heart and brain.
"What a great fighter pilot he would be," Hamlin mused. "Of course, the giraffe could never hold his head up under that kind of gravitational force. And he's just a little too tall for the cockpit."


For the full article, see: http://oncampus.osu.edu/article.php?id=716
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Unread postby Richprins » Wed Dec 13, 2006 8:36 pm

That's why people only lift their arm when drinking! Don't want to take any chances, you know.

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Unread postby Freda » Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:10 pm

restio wrote:Great question, Imberbe! :clap:


I agree, I also googled and found that article, amazing what you learn here 8)

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Unread postby woerie » Thu Dec 14, 2006 8:49 am

restio wrote:
Great question, Imberbe!

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Unread postby DebM » Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:54 pm

Freda wrote:
restio wrote:Great question, Imberbe! :clap:


I agree, I also googled and found that article, amazing what you learn here 8)

Also found Do drinking giraffes have headaches? Liked the title, it also has giraffes and g-suits.
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Unread postby Imberbe » Sat Dec 16, 2006 12:20 am

:D

Well done - yet again! :D

Well I am of to Kruger for two weeks! By then I will have a real doozie of a Q! :twisted:

Have a blessed Christmas! :wink:
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Unread postby gwendolen » Sat Dec 16, 2006 11:28 am

Have a great holiday.


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