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  • Torque is a measure of how much a force causes an object to rotate.

  • The recoil from a gun illustrates Newton’s third law of motion: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

  • Usain Bolt, the fastest man on Earth, has been clocked running more than 27 mph.

  • One potential way to increase your running speed is to extend your stride length.

  • Doubling height increases velocity by 40% and doubles the energy of the impact.

  • A unicycle is basically an upside down pendulum. It is inherently unstable.

  • Slacklining involves lots of side-to-side motion to counter the movement of the line, something also virtually impossible on a unicycle.
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