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Break your Knee Caps

Indirect trauma [of the patella] is caused by sudden and violent contraction of the quadriceps muscle of the thigh, which leads to clean transverse separation of the bone that is called the avulsion fracture. (pg. 358) -Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton. 2nd Edition. 

Cool? Very. 

WTF factor? Very high. 

I don’t even….How? What would cause that kind of contraction? 

Filed under bones patella anthropology pathology fracture

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I hear a lot of science majors complain about us Liberal Arts kids. 
We have readings on top of readings. Analysis and synthesis of papers and book chapters to do. 
After awhile your brain goes numb just like if you’d been going at organic synthesis problems or integrals in calculus. (And since I have experience with both, I’m qualified to make that statement) 
Anyway, I just learned eruption of permanent canines occurs in concordance with onset of hormonal changes which indicate beginnings of puberty in both males and females. That’s my cool fact of the day. 

I hear a lot of science majors complain about us Liberal Arts kids. 

We have readings on top of readings. Analysis and synthesis of papers and book chapters to do. 

After awhile your brain goes numb just like if you’d been going at organic synthesis problems or integrals in calculus. (And since I have experience with both, I’m qualified to make that statement) 

Anyway, I just learned eruption of permanent canines occurs in concordance with onset of hormonal changes which indicate beginnings of puberty in both males and females. That’s my cool fact of the day. 

Filed under anthropology i love my major archeaology liberal arts science college GPOY awkward face

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13.1 miles

I signed up for a half marathon. Finally. 

I’ll be running around downtown SA for 13.1 miles on March 18th. 

In other running news, I hit a PR with a 3 miler. 8:34 min/mile

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40 weirdly intriguing questions...

1. What’s a question you’re afraid to ask? To whom?
2. What’s something you hide about your personality?
3. What’s something other people think about you that you don’t agree with?
4. How do you deal with criticism?
5. What’s the sweetest thing anyone’s ever done for you?
6. What’s the sweetest thing you’ve ever done for someone?
7. What’s something sweet you’d like someone to do for you?
8. Describe your favourite texture.
9. Which national or global tragedy were you closest to and how did it affect you?
10. Post a photo/draw a picture/write a poem (pick one) of a moment of personal significance.
11. Which fictional character would you most like to have lunch with and why?
12. Who would you say is your “anti” role model? Someone who serves as a warning rather than an inspiration?
13. What’s your least “politically correct” opinion?
14. What kind of underwear do you imagine Sherlock Holmes wears?
15. What’s one of the most difficult things you’ve ever had to do?
16. If you were an element on the Periodic Table, which would you be and why?
17. What’s the most infuriating thing your parents (or caregiver) do?
18. Which Disney Princess do you most identify with and why? Which is your favourite and why? And yes- ANYONE can answer this question.
19. You’re an Action Movie Hero. What’s your weapon of choice and the line you scream when defeating your arch enemy?
20. What’s the silliest fan theory you’ve ever come up with?
21. What did you think about before you fell asleep last night?
22. What’s the oddest term of endearment you’ve ever used or that someone’s used for you?
23. What motivates you in life?
24. What was something you used to enjoy, but was ruined for you? What’s the story behind that?
25. How do you think you will fare when the Zombie Apocalypse arrives?
26. Which mythological creature are you most like? Why? And if you could be any mythological creature, which would you want to be? Why?
27. Write a brief story about an actual adventure you’ve had.
28. Describe one of the most awkward experiences of your life.
29. What’s something that scares you about the future?
30. List 5 quirky things about yourself.
31. Describe your dream library.
32. What’s the weirdest item you’ve ever mourned?
33. If you could design an amusement park ride, what would it be like?
34. Do you have any “rules” about food?
35. What’s your opinion on age differences in relationships?
36. What’s something you want to do that you’d be embarrassed to tell other people about?
37. Describe a time/event in your life that you’re nostalgic for.
38. How do you approach social situations?
39. What is your ideal bed? Why?
40. Post a short excerpt of your life.
Someone do this, seriously.