Scientists break down the physics and neuroscience behind Bruce Lee’s legendary one-inch punch, the bodily application of his famous "be like water" philosophy.

Drawing upon both physical and neuro power, Lee’s devastating one-inch punch involved substantially more than arm strength. It was achieved through the fluid teamwork of every body part. It was his feet. It was hips and arms. It was even his brain. In several milliseconds, a spark of kinetic energy ignited in Lee’s feet and surged through his core to his limbs before its eventual release.


Every bodily jerk has an apex of force. To not only maximize on that force — but to augment it — Lee perfectly synchronizes his movements, one after the other, linking them like boxcars on a train. To be sure, countless muscle men have been stronger than Lee, but few, if any, could deliver more more power than Lee with just one inch.

What makes the difference? Lee’s brain.

Or, one might argue, Lee’s mind.

The full article is well worth the read. 

(via It’s Okay To Be Smart)

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Shakrain Kite Festival

Shakrain is a traditional festival held each year by the old Dhaka community; an ethnic festival where people from all over Dhaka join together in a day long activities – flying kites, blowing fireworks and energetic dance sessions.

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At Laxmi Puja

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“We can express our feelings regarding the world around us either by poetic or by descriptive means. I prefer to express myself metaphorically. Let me stress: metaphorically, not symbolically. A symbol contains within itself a definite meaning, certain intellectual formula, while metaphor is an image. An image possessing the same distinguishing features as the world it represents. An image — as opposed to a symbol — is indefinite in meaning. One cannot speak of the infinite world by applying tools that are definite and finite. We can analyse the formula that constitutes a symbol, while metaphor is a being-within-itself, it’s a monomial. It falls apart at any attempt of touching it. ” ― Andrei Tarkovsky


“Too sweet to be sour, too nice to be mean”

A little tribute to MCA. 

(Source: lukeskinner)

It’s easy to take off your clothes and have sex. People do it all the time. 
But opening up your soul to someone, letting them into your spirit - thoughts - fears - future - hopes, and dreams…that is being naked.


This cartoon is from 1912

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