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Causes of Swelling Feet

- The swelling of the feet is a condition of the feet muscles that have excessive buildup of the fluid. This may result in a rapid gain in weight in a short period of time. The swelling of the lower part of the legs is commonly seen during the warmer months of the year like the summer season. A person standing or walking for quite sometime are more likely to have feet swelling. It occurs during the third trimester of pregnancy that results in swelling of the lower legs and feet. In fact it is seen that almost 90 percent of the pregnant women have this problem....   [tags: Health]

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Rise Above 650 feet

- The sound of people discussing about how high it was, how small the carts are, and how many people had to fit into the carts made me want to pass out. I was scared of heights and I knew that the St. Louis Arch was not the best match for me. It was a beautiful day on the riverside of St. Louis. The shadow of the arch was gigantic. Many people were playing ball in the grassy null under it while others, including me, stood in line to go inside of it. My dad and I were excited to finally be doing something neither of us had ever experienced before....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Six Feet Deep

- Short Answer: Two main answers seem to arise; both are forms of paranoia (obtuse or wise). The first is graves were put to the depth of 6ft as a way to prevent 'prematurely' buried dead from awakening (Oops my bad, thought you were dead). The second is simply because of health issues (Little Timmy, what did you dig up?). Long Answer: Zombies Walk Again. Check out the Egyptians. Mummified then buried with all their belongings, often food, drinks, and often many cats; why. Well they were heading off to the after-party, er… I mean after life....   [tags: Cultural Issues]

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Ten Feet Tall

- To begin with, there is a significant difference between the plot of Berton Roueché’s short story, “Ten Feet Tall” (1955) and of Nicholas Ray’s dir. adaptation of it in his movie Bigger Than Life (1956). Both plots deal with characters who suffer from manic-depressive psychosis due to their cortisone drug addiction, but Robert Laurence’s condition is not self-inflicted. This mild-mannered character falls victim to medical malpractice as his physician prescribes high doses of cortisone, which Robert does not question because of his child-like faith of “doctor knows best”....   [tags: Berton Roueche, short story, analysis]

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Up on Your Feet in Dante's Inferno

- The book Inferno has many different plots and values. Most of the book is viewed as very violent. The people in it are being tortured to death by the many different demons placed throughout the different circles of Hell. Dante is on an adventure through Hell so that he may get on the right path to Heaven. His guide is Virgil, a well known peot, and he helps him though his journey. There are a total of 9 circles of Hell throughout the story. They travel through each one, learning about the sins and the punishments....   [tags: plots and values, book analysis]

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No Walking On Your Feet ' The Doctor Ordered

- ... I 'll have to apply for food stamps. Everything when smoothly, no one argued with me or made excuses for why I wouldn’t qualify for the program. The worker reviewed my application and granted me, $100.00, a month. That isn 't a lot considering the price of food these days, but at least I won’t starve. Now, the month is drawing to a close, if things don’t change quickly I’ll be homeless. With renewed hope, I attempt to battle another windmill, another government entity. At the Housing Authority, the receptionist, once again explains the rules....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter]

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The Light Tapping Of Dalal 's Feet

- ... “After you left me for dead, I am surprised the remorse isn 't rolling off you in waves.” His hint of amusement is smarmy. A ball of distaste grounds inside my cheek. With a sickening belch of saliva, my loathe aims for his six-hundred-dollar shoes. His last moment of patience slithers away. He grabs stiff limbs from the bed. I fumble in the sheets when I hit the hardwood. “You have the audacity to spit on me.” He rams suede between my lips. The gravel smeared at the boot’s tip grinds against my taste buds....   [tags: 2007 singles, 2006 singles, 2006 albums]

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Water Damage: 6 Feet Deep

- Six Feet Deep As I grabbed onto the rope, jumping to the next platform while on the water-rope obstacle course, I felt confident in myself, thinking, “I can make it to the next one without falling into the water.” I looked at it and leaned on the rope, jumping for it, but I missed it just by a hair and went feet first down into the six feet deep water at White Water. I was shocked at first, because it was my first time being in water higher than my 5’4” self, but I got calm in the water very quickly....   [tags: swimming, swimming pools, drowning]

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Bound Feet And Western Dress

- Traditions in Chinese culture are long-rooted and are taken very seriously from generation to generation. However, there must always be room for modern change in order for society to grow and strive across the globe. In Bound Feet and Western Dress the conflict between Chinese traditions and modern change arises. With this conflict it is important to discuss the different meanings of liberation for men and women and they way in which Chang Yu-I was able to obtain liberation throughout her life. Liberation in China means two different things for a man and a woman because of the gender differences that are prevalent....   [tags: China Traditions Modernization]

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The Road Beneath My Feet

- Style Analysis The author in this story, Kevin McConnell, states that his main consideration in writing 'The Road Beneath My Feet'; was to develop a style that would remain consistent throughout the entire story. I feel that he accomplished this consistent style in a few different ways. One way the author tried to accomplish this was by the way that he used his figures of speech. Many of the authors' statements were very similar if not exact. For example, the author says a few times that 'the dust would rise and choke me.'; This figure of speech is repetitious, which I feel is one way that the author tried to capture the consistent style that he was looking for....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Dante's Inferno, Up on Your Feet Passage

- ... Basically what they are trying to say is that if you don’t get up out of bed then you can never pursue your dreams. No one ever got ahead by sitting on their behind. You have to face every day with the belief that your dreams are real, and that dreams come true every day. This line within the passage states that if you get up, and you try, that you are one step closing to accomplishing your dreams. Secondly, self drive is an extreme theme within this passage of Dante’s The Inferno while you are critiquing the passage itself....   [tags: a critique, inspiration category]

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The Dance Is Music Made From The Feet Of A Person

- ... Many people wear any styles of shoes to perform the Sand Dance (All About Tap Dance). Broadway Tap, also known as musical tap, is traditional tap mixed with Hollywood tap. Its is all about formation in Broadway tap, is about keeping your back straight up and keeping good posture. Broadway tap is widely performed in a musical theater. An example of Broadway or Musical tap is the movie “The Wizard of Oz,” when the Scarecrow performs the song “If Only I Had a Brain.” Also, another good example of Broadway Tap is in the television show “Shirley Temple.” One episode she tap danced with Bill Robinson....   [tags: Tap dance, Dance, Savion Glover, Clogging]

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Analysis of Hinds' Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard

- Within the pages of Hinds’ Feet on High Places, Hannah Hurnard edifyingly captivates her readers by applying practical and sagacious truths to their everyday struggles. After the inhabitants of the Valley of Humiliation harass Much-Afraid to the point of despair, she yearns all the more to journey to the High Places where true love dwells. At the sheep’s pool, she expresses her wishes to the Shepherd—the King of the High Places. With eyes of joy, the Shepherd tells her that she needs the seed of Love planted in her heart for, “no one is allowed to dwell in the Kingdom of Love, unless they have the flower of Love already blooming in their hearts” (24)....   [tags: Settings, Fear, Trials]

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Bound Feet and Western Dress by Pang-Mei Chang

- Strength in Numbers A need for both socialization and a sense of identity forge tight community bonds that many maintain throughout their life. Their life may center on religion, race, or even the socioeconomic class to which they belong. Communities reflect these aspects by grouping together individuals in similar situations and beliefs. Pang-Mei Natasha Chang’s Bound Feet & Western Dress expresses the importance of tradition and culture in community identification by detailing the life of the conventional Chang Yu-i and her relationship with a westernized Hsü Chih-mo....   [tags: community identification, mentally ill]

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My Own Two Feet

- My Own Two Feet As Beverly and her mother and father wait patiently at the Greyhound Bus Station. She hated waiting for the bus, it always seemed as if it forever. All around her she could smell the stench of burning rubber. Apparently Beverly had been invited to spend the summer with her mother’s cousin Verna for the summer while attending college in San Francisco, California. Beverly had never been to college and was actually being pressured by her mother not to go in the first place....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Effect of Pointe Shoes on the Nerves of Feet

- The Effect of Pointe Shoes on the Nerves of Feet Introduction: The purpose of experiment was to determine whether or not Pointe shoes make a person's feet more or less sensitive then if someone does not wear Pointe shoes. The scientific purpose of this experiment is to determine whether or not Pointe shoes affect the sensitivity of your feet and make it so that people can not feel pressure as much as people who do not go on Pointe. There is no other information available on this topic....   [tags: Papers]

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Significance of Feet in Plato’s Symposium

- The Significance of Feet in Plato’s Symposium Plato’s Symposium presents an account of the party given at the house of Agathon, where Socrates and Alcibiades are in attendance. The men at the party take turns eulogizing the god Eros. In Agathon’s eulogy, he describes Eros as a soft and tender being. When Socrates speaks, however, he makes a correction of his host’s account, by saying the soft and tender thing is the beloved, and not the lover, as Agathon would have it. When Alcibiades enters the party toward the end of the dialogue, he complains that Socrates is deceiving Agathon....   [tags: Philosophy Religion Essays]

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Orthotics, and Wearing the Right Shoe Since Childhood

- No one would have thought that wearing shoes that did not fit right as a child, would affect us as an adults. Shoes that do not fit right can cause back pain, bad arches, and other problems. Teen mothers are the ones whose child/children had to wear whatever shoes they could get. Sometimes the shoes were too big or small. We were always told to check if shoes fit right by doing the thumb method, putting the thumb on the shoes, and by measuring from big toe to end of the shoes. Even that is not always the best way to check because the shoes can fit in length and not fit by width, arches, and type....   [tags: Podiatry, Pain, Feet]

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A Critique of Lines 46-57 of Dante's Inferno

- ... This is no time to tire. The man who lies asleep will never waken fame, and his desire and all his life drift past him like a dream and the traces of his memory fade from time like smoke in air, or ripples on a stream. (Lines 46-51)” Virgil means to say that if Dante passes up on this opportunity, he will not get another chance, and he will be forgotten. So why stop. Essentially, Virgil tells Dante that since he has already made it through the Forest of Error, the first seven circles of Hell, including multiple rivers, the city of Dis, a few sheer cliffs, and more than half of the eighth circle of Hell, even crossing Bolgia 6 where the bridge was shattered by the Earthquake resulting fro...   [tags: Up on your feet passage]

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Getting the US Back on Its Feet During The Great Depression

- The U.S economy hit an all time low when the stock market crashed in October 29, 1929, and it was a starting point to what we identify as the The Great Depression . Once the stock market crashed everything changed. Citizens lost jobs,there was a loss of money, homelessness ,despair, and so much more. No one could bare this much longer , and the government decided they had to help.The Government then became more involved with the economy , more than before ,to help solve the problem;former president Franklin Roosevelt's administration made all efforts to get the country back to its feet....   [tags: stock, economy, involvement]

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Shoes Through the Centuries

- Shoes has been warn for many centuries and evolved over time and serve the purpose of protecting and providing comfort for people’s feet and also they have benefited people in the fashion and sports industry through the many different types of shoes that people wear. Shoes are for covering of the foot some are made out of leather they use to be made out of mud, wood, and other available materials they could find. It has an sturdy bottom and sometimes doesn’t reach above the ankle. 40,000 BC was the first year of clear evidence of foot covering in the ice age period of life....   [tags: feet, industry, technology]

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Emily Dickinson - The Feet Of People Walking Home

- One of Emily Dickinson’s poems, formally titled “The feet of people walking home,” is of some interest in its own merit. Unlike some of Dickinson’s other poems, such as the ones that exist among other versions due to a few dissimilarities, this poem is duplicated verbatim. To the untrained eye, this triviality would often be overlooked, were it not for the fact that Emily Dickinson had not intended on publishing many of her poems. Why, then, did she duplicate this poem. Perhaps a more in-depth analysis of the poem, as well as the current events in Dickinson’s life, would answer this query....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Analysis of the 'Up on your Feet' Passage from Dante's Inferno, and How It Relates to the Overall Theme of the Book

- How can any person say for sure what life after death will be. It is the greatest mystery of human intellect so far. Man can only speculate about what will possibly happen after death. There are many different ideas that have appeared throughout the years. The Ancient Greeks believed in the underworld, where all souls went after death, and where they were watched over for eternity by Hades, or Pluto, god of the underworld. Before them, primitive people believed in gods of the Earth. After the time of the Greek Olympians passed came the time of Christian Doctrine, and the rise of the Roman Catholic Church....   [tags: The Divine Comedy]

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Diabetes Mellitus : The Leading Cause Of Amputations Of Legs And Feet, End Stage Renal Diseases

- Nicole Landis VNPT027 MED 2056 Diabetes Ms. Mandy 03/10/2015 In the United States, Diabetes Mellitus is the leading cause of amputations of legs and feet, end stage renal diseases which require dialysis or transplants, and blindness. Diabetes Mellitus is a lifelong metabolic disorder characterized by hyperglycemia resulting from a lack of insulin, which requires lifestyle and behavioral changes. There are two types of diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2 that are separate and distinct pathophysiological entities....   [tags: Insulin, Diabetes mellitus, Obesity, Nutrition]

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Neuro-Circulatory Disease Analysis

- While working in the dental field, many dental associates tend to result in problems with their bodies known as musculoskeletal disorders. Many of these associates tend to end up being susceptible to what is known as Neuro-circulatory disease. Neuro-circulatory disease shows up in the body as varicose veins, postural defects, and some cases flat feet. Ergonomics are the best way to help the associates to prevent musculoskeletal disorders. Neuro-circulatory disease is a disease that can affect dentist’s that suffer from musculoskeletal symptoms....   [tags: musculoskeletal disorders, flat feet, ergonomics]

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College Admissions Essay: My Father was Ten Feet Tall

- My Father was Ten Feet Tall My father is in the upper room. With his passing, in the dog days of the summer, came great sadness and longing. As I flip through the pages of my memory, I don't recall my father being a tall, striking figure. But to a child, he seemed to stand ten feet tall. He commanded all of his children using a sense of respect and pride. With age, my father's eyesight became impaired and his gait was not so steady. However, my father never lost his inner vision or the ability to stand by his word....   [tags: College Admissions Essays]

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the family of little feet

- The early phases of growing up can have its own unique problems. There are many different things that can go wrong while growning up. Your whole body is changing and it cand take some getting used to. There were many stories that I read in the literature book that illustrated this to me. I will compare these stories to each other to see how they were similiar and also to see the different problems people experience while growing up. In the story "the family of little feet", three little girls go out to explore the world and discover many wonderfull thing and also many evil things(Cisneros, 77)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Cats' Amazing Ability to Survive Falls

- Your chance of surviving a fall of 50 feet (approximately 4 stories) is about 50%, while almost no one who falls 6 stories will be around to tell their tale. However, in a study conducted by Manhattan veterinarians, Drs. Wayne Whitney and Cheryl Mehlhaff, it was discovered that out of 115 cases of cats falling (accidentally) from multi-story heights, 90% of them survived. An even more surprising result is that if a cat falls from more than 7 stories its chance of survival doubles, compared to a cat having fallen from 2 to 7 stories (a story averages about 12 feet)....   [tags: physics cat cats fall land feet]

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Community Forging

- A need for both socialization and a sense of identity forge tight community bonds that many maintain throughout their life. Their life may center on religion, race, or even which socioeconomic class he or she falls in. Communities reflect these aspects by grouping individuals in similar situations and beliefs together. Pang-Mei Natasha Chang’s Bound Feet & Western Dress expresses the importance of tradition and culture in community identification by detailing the life of the traditional Chang Yu-i and her relationship with a westernized Hsu Chih-mo....   [tags: culture, Bound Feet and Western Dress, Chang]

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Non-Stop Movie Review: A Ticking Timebomb 40,000 Feet in the Air

- Non-Stop Terror, A ticking time bomb 40,000ft in the air. Making a film about the USA’s most feared terrorist attack and someone trying to prevent it, yea that sounds like a suspenseful two hours. Non-Stop, a suspenseful nonstop thriller witch is absolutely successful in providing an atmosphere of utmost distress and uncertainty. Liam Neeson is the perfect actor for this film; he is great at providing a sense of authority and the “wise man” attitude for any situation. Non-Stop is the perfect title and emphasizes the non-stop terror and calamity portrayed in a commercial airline 40,000ft....   [tags: terrorist, flight, suspense]

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Historical Definitions of Beauty

- Throughout history, beauty in a person has been defined as someone with the physical appearance that was pleasant to the eye. Although beauty varies among different cultures and areas, people who are younger, with average looking symmetrical features, well proportioned bodies, along with some combination of inner beauty, are considered beautiful. The more average a persons’ features are to society the more attractive that person appears to be. Charles Darwin’s cousin, Francis Galton, was the first to notice this when he overlaid images of vegetarians and criminals to see if there were typical facial appearances for each....   [tags: Beauty ]

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The Best Plants For Your Privacy

- There are few things more annoying than feeling that you're constantly being watched while using your own yard. Whether it's from nosy neighbors peeking over your fence or a taller building providing sight lines into your yard, there are plants available to help protect your privacy. These plants grow taller than the fence to add an extra privacy layer. If you want to address your privacy needs immediately, be sure to select a fast-growing option. Bamboo Bamboo is one of the best options for privacy plants for its sheer capacity to grow and spread....   [tags: Informative Essay]

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Ren Wei Temple On The North Side Of The East Street

- 41 Ren Wei Temple Ren Wei Temple was located on the north side of the East Street, separated only by a wall with Carrier Temple. However, its coverage area was two times as Carrier Temple. Although, Carrier Temple was monks meditating, believed Confucianism; but Ren Wei Temple had Abbot superintendent, carried forward Taoism;nevertheless, Jingxiu Nunnery (Um Retreat) was a nun hosting, worshiped Buddhism. Anyway, confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism, three religions stood up, respected for their owners ' master respectively, advocated their owners belief, in the small town for thousand of years in harmony, equality and mutual respect, not to provoke angry, nor draw the sword....   [tags: High school, Middle school, Secondary school]

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Sometimes It's Necessary to Cut Down the Trees

- {Although most of us enjoy the natural beauty of trees and the shade they provide to a front or backyard, there are times when trees must be removed. |Trees must be removed even though they provide much needed shade and beauty to our homes and backyard|It is necessary to remove a tree when needed even though they provide good shade and scenic beauty to our homes.}{There are many valid reasons to remove a tree|A tree must be removed for many reasons.|There are a lot of reasons to remove a tree.}....   [tags: parting with natural beauty]

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Is the Portrayal of the Dinosaurs in the Movie and Book Accurate in Real Life

- Deinos, Greek for fearfully great; awe-inspiring and sauros meaning a lizard. From these words “Dinosaur” is created. When imagining a dinosaur, do thoughts of a large Tyrannosaurus Rex, a swift Velociraptor, or a gliding Pterodactyl appear. Or are those thoughts composed of an image of a small Compsognathus. Do visions of the dinosaurs that we often saw in our childhood come to mind. The amiable brightly colored friends in cartoons or the fearsome bloodthirsty experiments in movies. Were those dinosaurs portrayed accurately....   [tags: jurassic park, dilophosaurus, archeologists]

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The Theory of Innate Virtue

- Throughout the dialogue of “Meno”, Socrates inquires what virtue is and whether virtue is innate, acquired through learning, or received as a gift from the gods (Jowett, 1949). After some discussion with Meno, Socrates first proposes the theory that virtue is innate. Subsequently the knowledge of innate virtue is of a priori knowledge, which is in turn contingent on a priori justification (Russell, 2011). A priori knowledge is knowledge that rests on a priori justification. A priori justification is a type of epistemic justification that is, in some sense, independent of experience....   [tags: Philosophy]

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Osha Construction Vs General Industry Safety Standards

- ... The general industry standard mandates that runways must be guarded by railings at four feet or higher. While a construction standard does not allow body belts to serve as fall protection, the general industry does not have a similar standard. Since falls, slips, and trips are not yet addressed in terms of fall protection (but are some of the primary causes of fatalities and injuries in the workplace), OSHA is creating a rule that will address this issue. Working in Confined Spaces The Administration’s construction industry standard on confined spaces mandates certain requirements regarding the protection of workers on worksites with confined spaces....   [tags: Occupational safety and health]

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Choosing an IFR Alternate

- ... Next is the class B airspace, because most of the activities in the class B airspace is a big jet, so most of them are using instrument to flight, visibility requirements in this airspace is three miles, for cloud there is no requirements. In class C airspace and class D airspace, the requirements of visibility and clouds are all the same, the requirement for visibility is three miles, cloud should keep a certain distance, respectively is above 1000 feet above, 500 feet below, 2000 feet level horizontal....   [tags: conditions, aircraft, pilot]

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The Animal Of Giant Southerner Lizard

- ... It is not believed this dinosaur was a meat eater. It is thought the Pachycephalosaurus was a herding animal. It is thought they probably used their thick skull to show dominance in the group, The probably did not move very fast. Their name means “beside crested lizard.” The Parasaurolophus 's mouth looked like a ducks bill. The lived in the cretaceous period 76 to 73 million years ago. They were plant eaters. This was during the same time as the meat eaters Alberlosaurus and Veloceraptors....   [tags: Dinosaur, Cretaceous, Pterosaur, Plesiosaur]

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The Ancient Chinese Custom of Footbinding

- The Ancient Chinese Custom of Footbinding The ancient Chinese custom of footbinding has caused severe life-long suffering for the Chinese women involved. The first documented reference to footbinding was from the Southern Tang Dynasty in Nanjing. It was introduced in the 11th century and spread from the ranks of the wealthy to those of more modest means to peasantry. A main reason women did this was for the pleasure of men. Men preferred women with small feet and sexual urges weren't present for un-bound feet....   [tags: Papers]

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Snow Flower And The Secret Fan

- ... Because Lily has perfect feet, she is arranged into a marriage that will bring her family a higher status. The 1995 Disney movie Pocahontas displays a family situation similar. Pocahontas’s father wants his daughter to marry the warrior Kocoum so that the family can have a stronger rank and economic status. Her father grows more loving and protective over her daughter, keeping her away from her real love John Smith because he wants his daughter to live a financially stable life married to Kocoum....   [tags: Marriage, Love, Interpersonal relationship]

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Memorial Hall in Philadelphia

- Memorial Hall The massive domed building in Fairmont Park, Philadelphia, is the only major structure remaining from the Centennial Exhibition in 1876. Memorial Hall served as the Art Gallery for the fair and was designed to become a permanent museum. The building was commissioned and paid for by the State of Pennsylvania and the city of Philadelphia. The budgeted amount for the hall was $1,500,000 and it cost just $64,000 more than planned. Although smaller than other major buildings at the 1876 fair, Memorial Hall is massive....   [tags: Architecture History]

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Human Connections through Material Goods

- Shoes are a necessity we as humans use daily. In our lives as human beings, one characteristic that seems to separate us from other animals is our reliance on shoes. We go out of our ways to buy shoes whether it is comfortable or not. Although shoes may come in different shapes, sizes, materials, and colors, the purpose of shoes is to help us get to where we need to go and to protect our feet. The history of shoes dates far back, however, no really knows when the first pair of shoes was created....   [tags: humanr reliance on shoes]

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Footbinding: Domination or Choice?

- Although no definite reason or person has been identified as responsible for the birth of footbinding, there are a few theories. One deals with the Shang dynasty's last empress' malformed feet. Some say she had club feet, bound them in attempts to distil beauty from malformation, and convinced her "spouse to make the compression of feet obligatory for young girls" (Levy, 37). Another scenario involves the Mongols attempting to impair the health of the Chinese women in order to weaken the Chinese....   [tags: Asian History]

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Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire"

- Slumdog Millionaire by Danny Boyle There seems to be en everlasting conflict between science, and between faith. Man has always chosen between the two, giving the world great leaders of science, and great leaders of faith. In Slumdog Millionaire, directed by Danny Boyle, the viewer is thrusted into an ultimate tale of destiny versus coincidence. A young man who has made it onto the popular game show, “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” is shown being questioned by the authorities, who refuse to believe that this young man, who has been brought up from the slums and forced into a world of poverty and violence, can simply know all the answers....   [tags: Film Review]

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Evolution of organisms shows the development of structure to function

- Grouping of organisms according to the similar anatomy helps to understand their evolution and how those organisms have being developed over millions of years. Similarly, structures of organisms have developed over years to function better to survive on the earth. Even though some organisms are unicellular, while some are multicelliular, both types of organisms have got particular structure to function that helps to fulfill their needs. Thus, structure and function of the organisms, including humans, portray the incredible creations of the nature (Campbell et al....   [tags: Evolution]

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Social Movement: A Ticking Time Bomb or a Timeless Tradition

- Throughout history, discontent has been felt by various groups of people. This discontent could be generated by modernization or undesirable conditions. As a result, social movements are put into effect to bring similar peoples together to fight for a common cause. Traditional Chinese foot binding and the controversial Lost Boys of Sudan demonstrate this exact situation, reinforcing the idea that the concept of the social movement can be considered a cross-cultural phenomenon. Written by Feng Jicai, The Three-Inch Golden Lotus centers around a woman named Fragrant Lotus, and the influence foot binding has on her life....   [tags: lotus, prosperity, family, culture]

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Fighting Over One Hundred Years for Modernism

- Oscar Niemeyer caught the eye of many generations of architects; he became known as a key factor in modern architecture. He pushed boundaries, making modern a whole new concept. Oscar Niemeyer was not born with the name he is known by, he shortened his name. He was born 8Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho. He was born on December 15th, 1907 and lived for almost 105 years, but he died ten days before his birthday on december 5th, 2012. 2Niemeyer was born in the city of Rio de Janeiro and he grew up there....   [tags: Cathedrals, Architects]

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The history of the Statue of Liberty

- “There are seven rays on her crown, one for each continent, each measuring as much as 150 pounds” (“Statue of Liberty Fun Facts ).” People may know that there are seven rays but not that the rays stand for each continent. The Statue of Liberty, with its unique history, is a sculpture created by Frederic- August Bartholdi, which has an immense size and a great significance to many people in the United States. The history of the Statue of Liberty is one of the most interesting facts about the statue....   [tags: freedom, Bartholdi, Eiffel]

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Touching The Void by Joe Simpson

- As two experienced climbers gazed upon the majestic snow packed, Peruvian Andes, with the sun glistering off the icy peaks, the possibility of the mountains being their snowy graves never crossed their mind. Touching The Void was written by Joe Simpson; publication of this memoir was by Harper Collins Publishers on February 3, 2004. Not only will young and old adults enjoy this book, anyone with sense of adventure can be captivated with the story. Joe Simpson also wrote The Beckoning Silence, Dark Shadows Falling, Storms of Silence, and The Game of Ghost....   [tags: peruvian andes, mountains climbing, climbers]

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Artists

- ... Another project created by Christo is the Matsaba Project which is currently still under renovations. The matsaba is being created in a place called Abu Dhabi and it had started being worked on in 1977. When completed it will be the largest sculpture in the World. The Matsaba istself is an ancient familiar shape to the people of that region. Christo is using over 410,000 multi colored barrels to form a mosaic of bright sparkling colors, and it echoes Islamic culture. The sculpture will be 492 feet hight 738 feet deep at a 60 degree angle and 984 wide at the vertical walls....   [tags: environmental works of art]

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A Brief Note On The Athlete 's Foot

- ... With some infections like the moccasin type infection, it may appear as if the skin is just dry instead of being a fungal infection. In a moccasin type infection, the toenails can become infected, and it can cause them to thicken. The third and last type of infection is vesicular. This infection can appear as blisters under the skin. While they can appear anywhere on the foot, they are commonly on the sole of the foot. With the vesicular type infection, the blisters can progress into a bacterial infection if not treated properly....   [tags: Bacteria, Infection, Immune system, Foot]

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Footwear Trends: Exploring America's Fascination with Uggs

- America's love-hate relationship with the fuzzy footwear phenomenon known as uggs has gone on now for almost a decade. Sadly, the go-go boots of the naughts show few signs of going away. This fashion fad has left many wondering where exactly uggs came from. More importantly, people want to know, “why and how long the ugg is here to stay?” Often these questions are followed by the thought of, “where can I get my own ugly footwear?” because, after all, no one wants to be left out. If you've somehow missed this brand name buzz, or thought that ugg was just a hip slang word ugly used when describing this fuzzy slipper-boot, chances are good that you've seen them whether you realized it or not....   [tags: fashion, footwear]

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Women 's Women During The Chinese Culture

- he act of “footbinding” in China was a grotesque mutilation of the foot as well as an act to disempower women and enforce the concept of female chastity. Although horrific, Chinese women participated in this act for one thousand years. Deeply rooted in tradition, young girls were required to participate or face uncertain futures. The first documented cases of foot binding in the Chinese culture originated between the T’ang and Sung Dynasties (907-959 A.D.). Due to the Chinese society being predominantly patriarchal and patrilineal, Chinese women experienced disempowering acts that restrained their bodies and minds....   [tags: Sociology, Gender, Tang Dynasty, Gender role]

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Effective Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Apparatus

- The key to effective Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) is preparation. A large part of that preparation is the ARFF apparatus, which are the vehicles they use in order to respond swiftly and effectively to crashes of varying magnitudes. Airports are required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to keep ARFF apparatus’ in working order as well as to have a certain amount within specific classes in correlation with the size of the airport and the size of aircraft that the airport operates with....   [tags: airport operation]

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The Human Foot and Ankle

- Introduction The human foot and ankle are composed of 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than a hundred muscles, tendons and ligaments. These components work together to provide the body with support, balance and mobility. The foot acts as a “rigid lever and mobile adapter” (Amstrong [Prosthetic feet], 2010). The human foot must be capable of withstanding the body’s weight and functions as a shock absorber (Swierzewski, 2007; NYU, 1990). The prosthetic foot needs to be capable of mimicking the missing natural foot, to make for the most efficient gait pattern....   [tags: Biology, Bones, Joints]

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The Great Galveston Hurricane

- A hurricane, formally known as a tropical cyclone, is the most dangerous storm on this planet. Hurricanes only form over warm oceans near the equator. When humid, mild air ascends, it causes less air pressure below. Because of this, other high pressure parts try to equalize pressure with the low pressure area. This air also becomes humid, and mild and rises. This cycle continues, and the water in the air makes clouds. All the clouds spin and get bigger, fueled by the ocean’s heat and water evaporating to the surface....   [tags: tropical cyclones, dangerous storms]

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The Rules Of Baseball

- Baseball may be viewed as America’s pastime, but it is a game that is always changing. When the Knickerbocker Base Ball Club made a set of twenty rules in 1845, not once did they think they would evolve into what they are now. Originally, the rules of baseball were simple and easy. Today, the rules of baseball are immensely complex. Abner Doubleday is the man responsible for actually inventing the game of baseball, but it is Alexander Cartwright that is responsible for creating the guidelines for the game....   [tags: Baseball, Baseball rules, Major League Baseball]

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Anna Nagar: The Most Expensive Residential Area in Chennai

- Anna Nagar: The Most Expensive Residential Area in Chennai Anna Nagar, formerly known as Naduvakkarai is located on the north-western part of Chennai and forms part of Egmore-Nugambakkam taluk. It is named after the Tamil leader C.N Annadurai and is regarded as the one of the prime residential areas of Chennai. It is a planned locality developed by the Tamilnadu Housing Board in the early 1970’s. While developing the plan, lands were allotted to developer residential plots, complexes, wide roads, school zones, bus terminus, and large parks....   [tags: Naduvakkarai, Egmore-Nuggambakam Taluk]

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The Washington Memorial and its Reconstruction

- The Washington Monument was built between 1848 and 1884 as a tribute to George Washington's military leadership from 1775-1783 during the American Revolution. Its construction took place in two major phases, 1848-56, and 1876-84--a lack of funds, political turmoil, and uncertainty about the survival of the American Union caused the intermittent hiatus. Plans for a national monument began as early as 1783 when Congress proposed that an equestrian statue of George Washington be erected. Although the Monument was authorized by Congress, little action was taken, even after Major Peter Charles L'Enfant selected its site in his 1791 Federal City plan....   [tags: Monument, Construction]

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Computers Are The Right Technology Capable Of Performing The Same Tasks And Duties Humans

- Introducing the topics Computers are beginning to show that they are the right technology capable of performing the same tasks and duties humans can. They share several similarities like the speakers are the ears, the microphone is the mouth, the monitor is the eye, the tower is the brain, and the keyboard is the body. In order to really figure out the capabilities, the following topics that need to be explained are perception and data entry, processors and memory, software, output devices, storage devices, networking and the formation of electronic community....   [tags: Computer, Computer data storage, Human]

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Weapons of Choice for the Allies and the Axis during World War II

- World War II culminated in a global war. The countries that submitted to the onslaught of WWII included the United States, Germany, and the Soviet Union. By picking a pistol and long rifle from each country used during the war, one can quickly perceive which country had more fighting power and controlled the fronts of the battle line. The weapons of choice of the United States consisted of the Colt 1911 and the M1 Garand. The Colt 1911 was a huge caliber pistol with a .45 ACP scorching down the barrel....   [tags: fighting power, warfare]

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Understanding Multi Camera Techniques, Location and Viewers with TV Sitcom and Other Examples

- Assignment, Understanding Multi Camera Techniques Coverage of action Coverage of action means the use of multiple cameras in a television production to cover all of the action that is in the scene. THE I.T CROWD: SITCOM An example of this I have used is in the TV sitcom: ‘The I.T Crowd Season 1Episode 2 Calamity Jen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8Y1q9RqBfc) - this scene shows two characters discussing what one of them has eaten and a stress machine the other character has built and another character soon enters in later doing funny movements trying to show off the shoes....   [tags: Shot, Spacial Relationship, Audience]

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The Titanic: The Birth of a New Generation and its Terrible Destruction

- What explains our nationalized passion with the Titanic. Why do so few historical events grip the heart in the same way. What really caused the great ocean liner to sink into its grave. There have been many great disasters. Some have resulted in a drastically higher death toll and level of damage to a property. The epic creation and then unfortunate sinking of the Titanic has proven that no ship is “unsinkable,” and that people underestimated the chances of ever having to worry about the safety of the ship....   [tags: notorious ships that sunk]

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Softball And Baseball Are More Dangerous And Fast Paced Than Baseball

- “Batter up!” the umpire yelled from behind home plate on the diamond-shaped field for the inning to begin. Adrenaline rushed through the players’ veins as the crowd cheering echoed from the bleachers to the outfield. Softball and baseball are team sports which both require an umpire and a diamond shaped field. All players are important. Most aspects of the games are the same. Each team has only nine players on the field at nine different positions. Each inning ends when there are three outs. Baseball generally consists of nine innings, whereas softball usually is played in seven innings....   [tags: Baseball, Softball, Pitcher, Imperial units]

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The Different Ideologies of Both Roman and Greek Architecture

- The different ideologies of both roman and Greek architecture have been disputed for many decades. These great feats such as the Flavian Amphitheater and the Parthenon help distinguish the two cultures. The amphitheater was built for the roman people’s entertainment. The Parthenon was built to appease the Greek goddess Athena. Just by looking at their purposes it is easy to see how their cultures varied. However, it is important to also look into the architectural components to further analyze. The Flavian amphitheater and the Parthenon are both examples of classic roman and Greek architecture....   [tags: The Parthenon, The amphitheater ]

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The City of Opelika Zoning Board Meeting Minutes

- The City of Opelika Zoning Board of Adjustments held its regular monthly meeting on April 13, 2010 in the Public Works Conference Room located at the Public Works Facility, 700 Fox Trail. Certified letters were mailed out to all adjacent property owners for related issues. MEMBERS PRESENT: Anne Grady, Shirley Flora, George Dyar, John Frederick, Wilbert Payne MEMBERS ABSENT: Arturo Menefee STAFF PRESENT: Martin Ogren, Assistant Planning Director CALL TO ORDER: Chairman Dyar called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m....   [tags: Minutes ]

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Health And Wellbeing : A Complementary Holistic Therapy

- Health and wellbeing is an essential factor in our lives. Reflexology, a complementary holistic therapy, has its part to play in promoting health and wellbeing in an individual (Stormer, 2010). It follows the theory that there is a map of the body on the soles of the feet and that when massaging areas called reflexes this can produce a change and healing in another part of the body. Stormer describes its effectiveness as coming from knowing how perfectly feet reflect the physical body in miniature....   [tags: Therapy, Medicine, Hand, Reflexology]

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The Effects Of Secondhand Smoking On Public Schools

- ... A smoking distance of twenty five feet from the public is already in session even though different states have different laws concerning smoking in public, but the question that I always ask is, how effective is this law. Passive smoking is the inhalation of smoke, otherwise called secondhand smoke from the environment by people other than the active smokers themselves. Second hand smoking poses problems such as diseases, disabilities, and even death. Passive smoke affects almost every organ in the body, that is, it causes cancer of the lungs, breast and brain tumors....   [tags: Smoking, Smoking ban, Passive smoking]

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The Terracotta Army

- Terracotta Army Two centuries before the birth of Christ an army was being formed a beautiful army that would protect the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huangdi in his afterlife. His elaborate mausoleum began in the year he became emperor, in 246BC and continued for 40 years, even after his death. But why terracotta warriors and not human sacrifices as was the 1000 year old tradition. In 678 BC Funeral human sacrifice a practice that was started by Duke Wu took place, which comprised of killing the emperor’s entire court, including his army....   [tags: china, emperor qin shi huangdi]

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Big Island Air Flight 58 Crash

- On the 25th of September 1999, Big Island Air Flight 58 Piper Chieftain, crashed on a slope of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii at approximately 5:30pm. All nine of the passengers on board and the pilot were killed in the crash. The impact sustained by the airplane and the fire that followed the impact completely destroyed the airplane. Big Island Air Flight 58 was operating under CFR Part 135 air taxi operations providing sight seeing tours to tourists and locals. The Piper Chieftain had departed from Keahole – Kona International Airport, Kona Hawaii (KOA) at around 4:22pm....   [tags: Aviation]

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Critiquing a Few Lines from Dante

- Poems can say many things, mean many things, and represent many things. You can read a poem, think it is about flowers in a field, but if you look at it at a more in depth perspective, it can talk about the depression of someone, or some issue the author wants to address. There can also be other many issues or ideas discussed in a simple line of poetry, depending how you approach it. The poem The Inferno by Dante is a poem describing Dante’s journey through hell. He describes hell in nine different circles, all having different punishments for different sins....   [tags: Aligheri's Inferno]

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How Do A Round Off Back

- Today, I am going to explain to you how to do a round-off back handspring. While this is a hard skill, it is not impossible and is the first step in every other tumbling pass. Getting this skill will take some time, and you should prepare to spend a while getting this skill by yourself. I started tumbling when I was seven, and it took me six months to get it confidently by myself. The amount of time it takes you can vary by your age, your height, your weight, your strength and many other factors....   [tags: Learning, Skill, Acro dance, Gymnastics manoeuvres]

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History of New York Skyscrapers

- History of New York Skyscrapers The World Building – 1890 The World Building (also know as the Pulitzer Building) was originally owned by Joseph Pulitzer, publisher of the New York World. Its architect was George B. Post and construction began October 10th, 1889. It was opened on December 10th, 1890, and was the first building in New York to surpass the 284 feet. The New York World Building was the tallest of several high-rise structures built for major newspapers in the late 19th century....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Fall of the Twin Towers

- September 11th, 2001 is a day that will forever live in infamy. On that dreadful day, “We the people” were told that a terrorist group, the Al Qaeda, planned and carried out multiple attacks against the United States. The most morbid of those attacks was the collapse of the World Trade Center towers one and two. However, there is some substantial evidence that raises concern whether or not what the public was told about how the Twin Towers collapsed is true or if it was fabricated for the governments benefit....   [tags: World Trade Center, 9/11, hijack, Al Qaeda]

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Overview of the Sugar Pine

- Pinus lambertiana, commonly known as the sugar pine, is found on the west coast in the mountains of Nevada, California, Oregon and Mexico. The sugar pine is the tallest of all pines and has the longest cones of any conifer. It is very important in these regions for both economical purposes and the environment. (Habeck) The sugar pine is said to be the worlds largest pine, growing to nearly 200 feet tall with a trunk diameter of seven feet. (About sugar pine) The tallest recorded sugar pine still alive today, however, is 255 feet tall with a seven and a half foot diameter....   [tags: Pinus Lambertiana, Pine Trees]

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The High School Football Level

- There are many things in life that have their unique differences. Every level of Football has its 's differences, but there are some differences that matter the most. Different things have to be done from the high school level to the college level, and to the national level of football. There are different requirements needed in a players ' arsenal to develop a certain football leveled skill-set. This essay is about the difference between the high school football level and the professional football level....   [tags: National Football League, American football]

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The African Elephant

- What do you think about when you hear the word Africa. How about the word safari. Most people tend to think about elephants or giraffes. In this paper I will tell you many important facts about elephants: how they live, their appearance, and many other interesting facts about them. There are two different kinds of elephants; the African elephant and the Asian elephant (also known as the Indian elephant). The African elephant is the larger of the two. Measuring from the shoulder, African elephants are on average 10.8 feet (females 8.9 feet), and the average length of their trunk is approximately 7-8 feet....   [tags: African Wildlife]

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How To Swim The Breaststroke

- How to Swim the Breaststroke The breaststroke is the oldest known swimming stroke and is one of four strokes used in competitive swimming. This stroke is also very popular in leisure swimming because the head can be held up, making vision and breathing easy and because the swimmer can rest between strokes if needed. Swimmers can also use the breaststroke in survival swimming and in lifesaving situations. Since the breaststroke has many uses and is easy to learn, it is one of the best strokes to teach a beginning swimmer....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge

- The Collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge The Tacoma Narrows Bridge is perhaps the most notorious failure in the world of engineering. It collapsed on November 7, 1940 just months after its opening on July 1, 1940. It was designed by Leon Moisseiff and at its time it was the third largest suspension bridge in the world with a center span of over half a mile long. The bridge was very narrow and sleek giving it a look of grace, but this design made it very flexible in the wind. Nicknamed the "Galloping Gertie," because of its undulating behavior, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge drew the attention of motorists seeking a cheap thrill....   [tags: Bridges Engineering Essays]

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