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If I can figure out the logistics, then that would work only if the horse can pass under the bridge, which adds to the building requirements of the bridge.
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My favorite unseen character is Chef from Enterprise. Although we do once see his legs, we never hear his voice. Jonathan Frakes played Will Riker playing Chef as a holodeck character, though.
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I am reminded of a quote by Douglas Adams:
"I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:
1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
2. Anything that's invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.
3. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things."
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There are conditioning exercises my karate teacher and his teachers are . . . well, I'm skeptical enough to not risk them on my 40-something year old hands. Perhaps the microfractures that come from these exercises really do make the bones stronger, but I don't really need to break a board with a punch or backfist enough to find out.
But a lot of board breaking is psychological. The most common instinct is to bring your fist (hand, foot, elbow, whatever) right up to the board and then stop. You have to crash through the board and not care what happens.
Speed breaks, which is that the last quoted paragraph refers to, requires finely-tuned fast twitch muscles. They're a wonder to watch. My roundhouse kicks, on the other hand, are slow enough that I might as well be delivering them through ground mail.
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