Thursday, 9 June 2016

Independent Learning Log 4 by Keith Tan

Date: 9/6/2016


What I did: While looking through the "discoveries" segment of BBC, I found this article that caught my attention, so I decided to read it and enquire more about snakes

What I learnt:
-The western diamondback rattlesnake can go on for two years without feeding
-If a human moved as fast as a snake could, they would lose consciousness
-The human body contains between 700 to 800 muscles while a snake has between 10000 to 15000 muscles
-A snake can absorb the impact of a strike easier because of its incredibly kinetic and mobile skull

This article elaborates more on the snakes "superpower" that is not their size or strength, but rather its speed

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