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  1. https://www.apa.org/research/action/speaking-of-psychology/conspiracy-theories American Psychological Association. January 2021. Interview with Professor Karen Douglas, PhD of social psychology at the University of Kent in the United Kingdom. Her research focus is on beliefs in conspiracy theories and their consequences. ____________________________________________ Speaking of Psychology: Why people believe in conspiracy theories, with Karen Douglas, PhD Excerpts from interview: Douglas: Well, a conspiracy theory can normally be defined as a proposed plot car
  2. https://study.com/academy/lesson/understanding-the-center-of-mass-center-of-gravity.html Center of mass and center of gravity are two terms that are often used interchangeably, but they're really not the same. The center of mass is the mean position of the mass in an object. Then there's the center of gravity, which is the point where gravity appears to act. But for our purposes, essentially the same.
  3. -33c video, incredible, thanks for posting.
  4. Center of mass in a body will not change. Center of gravity of a body can change. Yes, foot positioning will affect/determine the range of the body's center of gravity.
  5. Quackery definition: quack·er·y /ˈkwak(ə)rē/ Learn to pronounce noun noun: quackery; plural noun: quackeries dishonest practices and claims to have special knowledge and skill in some field, typically medicine. "a website dedicated to exposing medical quackery"
  6. There would be breakthrough cases of vaccinated people who contract and die from covid. Deaths of famous people are reported. Deaths of non famous people generally not reported unless for noteworthy reasons. Data from the worldwide, population size, mass vaccination of millions would be incredibly valuable. It would be picking up the possible 'one in a million(s)' adverse events that were not be possible in the sample size, trials of approximately 30k participants. Think the data would be collecting information on non vaccinated and v
  7. The Patrolmen's Benevolent Association of the City of New York, a large NYPD union, gives out cards to officers to distribute to friends and family, giving them preferential treatment for minor offenses. The cards are commonly referred to as "get out of jail free" cards. The cards are designed to be presented in a low-stakes police encounter, like a traffic stop, as a laminated wink-and-nudge between officers that says, “Hey, would you mind going a little easy on this one?” When a cop is handed a PBA card, they can call the number on it to verify the relationship between the cardholder
  8. Center of mass of a person's body, is probably near the sternum or thereabouts, regardless of foot positioning.
  9. Famous Anti-Vaxxers Who Have Died From COVID-19 https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/aug/29/conservative-radio-host-anti-vaxxer-dies-covid-marc-bernier Marc Bernier. Florida radio host. Died August 28, 2021. In December, Bernier told one guest: “I’m not taking it … Are you kidding me? Mr Anti-Vax? Jeepers.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/08/09/dick-farrel-dies-covid19/ Dick Farrell. Florida radio host. Died August 4, 2021. A conservative radio host in Florida who vehemently criticized the coronavirus vaccine has died of covid-19 comp
  10. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_pandemic_in_Tanzania The COVID-19 pandemic in Tanzania is part of the ongoing worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Tanzania in March 2020.[1] Authorities stopped reporting case numbers in May 2020 after President John Magufuli alleged that the national laboratory was returning false positives on papaya samples.[2] Since then, Tanzania has become one of the few countries in the world that does not
  11. Shouldn't positioning of the body mass be the critical/relevant issue? Maybe feet on pedals should be the end result of positioning the body relative to the wheel first, not vice versa.
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    Not sure if this has been posted before. A Thai Police Tactical Training video uploaded by “Police Instructor Story”, demonstrating the effectiveness of using Electric Unicycles (EUCs) to apprehend an armed suspect.
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    Nice video, beginners always seem to slouch and look downwards at the start. Think a good way to learn a new skill is to just watch another person and the brain seems to subconsciously absorb the details. Just observe, try not to actively think or analyze, let the brain absorb passively. No explanations, instructions, or inputs from others. Maybe try the technique yourself on a new skill like maybe hitting a golf ball, a tennis ball, etc, and see how it might be a good way to acquire new skills. Maybe try the technique on the next friend who is going to learn the EUC.
  14. Maybe find a fence to stand next to, and hold on with one hand. Experiment with foot positions, while staying stationary. Being stationary, when the body's center of gravity and wheel's center of gravity are lined up vertically. This might be the starting point/position.
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