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TED Video: Sheila Patek clocks fastest animals

Biologist Sheila Patek talks about her work measuring the feeding strike of the mantis shrimp, one of the fastest movements in the animal world, using video cameras recording at 20,000 frames per second.

This video doesn't directly relate to Isshinryu, but I've always been interested in biomechanics and helps us understand how speed is generated by animals. I hope you enjoy it.

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Comment by Shirley (Jack & Ella's Mom) on July 7, 2011 at 2:31pm
So.... since these shrimp actually have the fastest documented offensive strike, I should say thank you if I get called a shrimp!  It was cool to learn stuff about fluid dynamics I never knew before...  Thanks for sharing.

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