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Medical Sheep Collisions: the Good, the Bad, and the TBI

  1. Nov 28, 2007 #1

    ZapperZ

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    Moonbear, I've just found another possible research project for you using your sheep!

    http://arxiv.org/abs/0711.3804

    You can verify the physics of what these people have calculated by letting your sheep head-butt and determine if there's any brain damage! :)

    Don't you just love it when different fields of study come together, in a collision no less?

    Zz.
     
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  3. Nov 28, 2007 #2

    Moonbear

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    :rofl: I think the inch thick bone on the top of the head and the cushioning of the sinuses greatly contributes. But, I've also never seen such vigorous head-butting in the polled breeds (that means the ones that genetically lack horns).
     
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