Gravity-defying secrets revealed

December 13, 2007

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Cow Tipping Update

1:00 PM -- Headline news at the NewScientist Website addresses the question we've so often asked ourselves:

Why pregnant women don't fall overIt appears, as it turns out, that they lean backwards.

[Ed. note: A good push, though, will usually topple 'em pretty easily. Especially if they're asleep.]

As if that weren't enough, the story is also not lacking in penetrating anthropological insight:

  • "I would imagine that Australopithecus women were uncomfortable during pregnancy in the same way that modern women often are," says Karen Rosenberg, a palaeoanthropologist at the University of Delaware, US.

Well imagined, Ms Rosenberg!

— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading

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