It's amazing to think that national culture significantly affects cat behavior. Psychologists and sociologists could have a whole new field of research!

(How are Russian cats different from American cats of the same breed? How about Chinese cats? Indian? There are almost 200 nations to compare! And what does it say about the humans when cat behavior differs?)

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Ah, yes. I've seen this puzzle. I think the right formulation is "how quickly can you figure out how to get the knight from the square it occupies, without the queen ever having the power to capture it, to the square that's one to the right, in nine moves? (The queen doesn't move.)"

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It sounds fascinating. Imagine a way to get the major benefits of a workout while sitting still!

What I don't see in the video are: (1) the exact way to do the contraction, (2) the number of contractions necessary, and (3) the interval between contractions (though that last is implied by the person doing the exercise).

It LOOKS like you sit in a chair, then PRESS the balls of your feet against the floor, thereby raising your feet and legs. But I can also (through trying it myself) discern another way to do it, that being using a muscle to LIFT the heels.

This article, from the University that did the research, gives a LITTLE more information: https://stories.uh.edu/2022-soleus-pushup/index.html

It still doesn't state how many repetitions are necessary, nor how many times per day one should do the exercise for optimal health. (Perhaps they're still researching those questions.)

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Jonathan Kolber

Jonathan Kolber

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I think about how to create societies of sustainable, technological abundance. My book, A Celebration Society, offers one solution. It has been well received.