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“Why Pregnant Women Don’t Tip Over”…In case you wondered.

More at New York Times

Pregnant women do not tip over, and researchers say an evolutionary curve has a lot to do with the reason why.

Anthropologists studying the human spine have found that women’s lower vertebrae evolved in ways that reduce back pressure during pregnancy, when the mass of the abdomen grows by nearly one-third and the center of mass shifts forward considerably. That increases pressure on the spinal column, strains the muscles and generally reduces stability.

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December 12, 2007 Posted by | People | Comments Off on “Why Pregnant Women Don’t Tip Over”…In case you wondered.

This crook was either very dumb or very brave

Thinking of stealing a car? Here’s a few tips.

1. Don’t do it in front of rolling TV news cameras. They get way better pictures than most store cameras.

2. Don’t do it with the owner standing just feet away talking to Police officers.

This dummy in Raleigh, North Carolina, did just that though. He was arrested, and the car recovered, later in Virginia.

There’s video at this link.

December 12, 2007 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on This crook was either very dumb or very brave

Redneck spare room?

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December 12, 2007 Posted by | Cars, redneck, Strange | Comments Off on Redneck spare room?