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  • The Notorious Jumping Frog Analysis

    From reading The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, I would add a piece of technology that would help Jim Smiley win more bets with his frog. I would add a device that would be capable of measuring jumping height, force from takeoff, and the landing force. This way Mr. Smiley could go out and gather frogs and test them until he singled out the best frog for him to use in his bets. Mr. Smiley taught the frog that he caught in the story on how to jump higher, but if someone else were to have a more athletic frog than Mr. Smiley he could’ve easily been beaten because Smiley didn’t measure his frogs height from jumping and didn’t really know for a fact that he was the highest jumping frog in Calaveras County. What my device would consist of would be a laser beam, a pressure measurement plate, and a magnet recipient bar. The device would be connected to a sort of graphing machine that would log the force of the take off and landing, it would also log the height at which the laser beam was shot into the magnet recipient. The laser beam would shoot where the frogs momentum shifted from up to down, the laser beam would then instantly shoot into the magnet…

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  • Stereotypes In Divergent Movie

    Most movies present characters with supernatural abilities that humans would never be able to do (have), yet in the movie Divergent, the character Tris is surprisingly relatable to the viewers. In this seemingly Utopian society, all members must pick one of only five different factions, to which they must remain in for the rest of their life. The scene I chose shows Tris going through the Dauntless ritual after she chose them as her faction. She ends up climbing structures, getting onto a full…

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  • Eddie The Eagle Essay

    This weekend Eddie the Eagle 'fly 's ' onto the big screen as a heartwarming and inspiring underdog story about real life Michael Edwards who, in 1988, became the first ski jumper to represent Great Britain in the winter Olympics. Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Legend, Testament of Youth) plays Eddie Edwards who from a very young age has always wanted to compete in the national Olympics. Bum leg or no he train 's himself religiously to be good at...well any sport will do! He only…

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  • City Ranch Case Study

    professional training in horseback riding. “We’ve been riding forever and we take continuing education courses to increase our riding ability. We’re insured, we’re bonded and most of us that train here have been riding since we were young. Most of [the] horsemanship is a learning experience and through trial and tribulations we get it done,” Randy said. Western style is favored and mainly taught at the ranch. “Most of the riding that you see at special events like at the Olympics is done with…

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  • Styles Of Horseback Riding

    The most popular English event is jumping; show jumping takes place in an arena, while cross country jumping takes place outside on a long trail. There are a different number of jumps depending on the rider’s skill level. In show jumping, the jumps are usually poles that form an x or horizontal poles on blocks, and they are raised or lowered depending on the horse and rider. In cross country jumping, the jumps are made of wood, water, trees, benches, and bricks, and they cannot be moved up or…

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  • The Kraken By Arthur Lord Tennyson Analysis

    For my analysis, the story that I've chosen is the Kraken by Arthur Lord Tennyson. The poem itself is derivative of the Norse legend of the creature, a more than giant squid-like monster that was rumored to live off the coasts of Norway and Greenland. It is said that the legend of the Kraken is most likely based on sightings of giant squids, who - like the Kraken - lay in the depths, but have reportedly surfaced in order to cause havoc and attack sailing vessels. It is often the victim of wild…

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  • The Great White Shark Essay

    Sharks don’t fossilize well because they’re from the class of chondrichthyes meaning their skeletons are made of cartilage, a flexible connective tissue. This is one of the reasons why there is a disagreement over when the first shark first existed. However, shark teeth do fossilize well and sharks produce thousands of teeth in a lifetime. The oldest shark teeth date back to the Devonian Period about 400 million years ago and were found in Europe. Shark scales also fossilize well.…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Shark Overfishing

    The ocean is home to more than 400 different shark species. These predators are portrayed by humans as mighty and extremely dangerous. While it may be well-known that these animals are the top of the food chain and have no sea predator, it’s a shock when they find out that they are on the brink of becoming endangered. Humans outside of the fishing industries fail to understand that we have a dramatic influence on the ocean. On the Pacific Ocean only, the numbers of tuna fishing vessels reach…

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  • Animal Observation: A Qualitative Study

    Desjardins and Fernald (2010) wanted to discover whether fighting an opponent is similar to fighting a mirror image. These male fish are territorial and tend to engage in fighting when they encounter another size-matched male. Thus, Desjardins and Fernald (2010) measured differences in behavioral, hormonal and brain activity between the different conditions. They also measure the immediate early genes such as the egr-1 and c-fos in four brain regions: dorsomedial telencephalon (amygdala),…

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  • The Cove Analysis

    organization, to deal with the dolphin hunting problem. I reckoned my self as an accomplice of the slaughter of dolphin. Because before I was impressed by this meaningful documentary, I thought dolphin were adorable, and their performances were absolutely fascinating. So when I went to the Ocean Park, the dolphin performance was the must-go place. But because all of us think that dolphins are cute, and paying money to watch the dolphins show, touching and playing with the dolphins,…

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