Cheetahs Are Ridiculously Fast

cheetahCame across this through StumbleUpon, which is turning out to be an amazing procrastination tool which throws out some really great stuff. This video (National Geographic) of a slow motion cheetah running is just stunning. As well as the sheer beauty of its motion, watch the timer in the corner, this animal is moving ridiculously fast (they can reach top speeds of over 70mph). Keep watching to the end when you get to see the camera track used to film it and the run in real time, these animals are incredible.

 

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Dave

Mathematician at the University of Warwick in the UK with research interests in equivariant bifurcation theory and applications, especially in modelling of insect locomotion. Teaching interests include online learning and innovative teaching methods. Also in a past life has been involved in summer school courses, and online material, for Gifted and Talented. He has been active on the Internet since 1995, initially though his UFO and Michael Schenker website, but now through a multitude of projects.

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