Yesterday folks in Key West, Florida celebrated “Hemingway Days” with an annual Ernest Hemingway Lookalike contest. So many gray beards, how cool! Everyone seems to be having a great time. Where else can you watch 100 Hemingways dance to YMCA?
There were 120 contestants dressed as Hemingway, and the winner was Matt Gineo, a biomedical engineer from Jensen Beach, Fla.
The University of Leeds did a study on the physical impact of medieval armor. So they had someone dress up in full armor and run on a treadmill! About time, I say. This is important stuff. Watch the video above to see the knight in action.
Researchers discovered that it takes twice the energy with the full armor on, and the heavy armor likely “affected the outcome of some famous battles.”
Dr Graham Askew from the University of Leeds said: “We found that carrying this kind of load spread across the body requires a lot more energy than carrying the same weight in a backpack.
“This is because, in a suit of armour, the limbs are loaded with weight, which means it takes more effort to swing them with each stride. If you’re wearing a backpack, the weight is all in one place and swinging the limbs is easier.”