Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

The perils of twerking

  1. Sep 26, 2013 #1
    I can imagine that anyone who reads this likes to indulge in a bit of twerking now and again. But is it true that if you do it too vigorously your bum drops off?:biggrin:
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 26, 2013 #2

    Borek

    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    No, but you can set it on fire.
     
  4. Sep 26, 2013 #3
    Not if you do it in the morning just after you had your coffee.
     
  5. Sep 26, 2013 #4

    FlexGunship

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    If you hit the resonant frequency of your pelvis then a standing wave self-reinforces and can cause structural damage. This frequency is roughly 1.21 gigatwerkz.
     
  6. Sep 26, 2013 #5

    jtbell

    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    I had never even seen or heard the word "twerk" until Miley Cyrus released her infamous video a few weeks ago. Does this mean I'm totally out of touch with popular culture now?
     
  7. Sep 26, 2013 #6
    mmm....I didn't hear it even then...not until this thread....
     
  8. Sep 26, 2013 #7
    What does twerk mean?
     
  9. Sep 26, 2013 #8
    According to the Oxford Dictionary Online, to twerk is "to dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance"
    Twerk=twist+jerk
     
  10. Sep 26, 2013 #9

    Intrastellar

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    It is a US conspiracy to drop all of our bums
     
  11. Sep 26, 2013 #10
    Here ya go, enjoy, or not...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xxjwc84P364
     
  12. Sep 26, 2013 #11

    Borek

    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    Do we ban Greg for posting this video?
     
  13. Sep 26, 2013 #12

    Intrastellar

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    Fixed
     
  14. Sep 26, 2013 #13
    Yuk, it's enough to put you off your dinner.:eek:
     
  15. Sep 26, 2013 #14

    WannabeNewton

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor

    It's been around for a while. I recall seeing my friends post fb statuses about it many months ago. It just blew up now because of Miley Cyrus completely losing her mind.
     
  16. Sep 26, 2013 #15
    Hardly. She knows what she's doing. Her just released title song, "Wrecking Ball", has over 158,000,000 hits on YouTube. Don't watch it. It's bad for you.
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2013
  17. Sep 26, 2013 #16

    russ_watters

    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    Yes, and I'm proud of it.

    Not fun though is being an adult and having to define it for your parents...
     
  18. Sep 26, 2013 #17
    In all fairness he has got some pretty strong pelvic / hip muscles lol.

    Twerkingout seems to be the new trend to keep fit.
     
  19. Sep 26, 2013 #18

    WannabeNewton

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor

    I've seen it. She's only getting bad publicity.
     
  20. Sep 27, 2013 #19
  21. Sep 27, 2013 #20

    jhae2.718

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    I had never heard of the word "twerk" until this thread. Does this mean I win the "completely out of touch with popular culture" award?
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook