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(Cosmiverse)   Throwing like a girl can cause serious injury to more than your ego   ( divider line
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6186 clicks; posted to Main » on 19 Mar 2002 at 12:30 AM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-03-19 12:31:50 AM  
About time my tax dollars went towards real science.
2002-03-19 12:32:01 AM  
jesus christ, another cosmiverse article?

I think a confounder in this experiment is that girls tend to be on their knees more often than guys.
2002-03-19 12:32:50 AM  
especially soccer and swimmer chicks
2002-03-19 12:33:46 AM  
Yeah I know another article ,cosmiverse must have just updated or something.
2002-03-19 12:33:59 AM  
I've always thrown like a girl and never had a problem... oh, that was meant to be funny. I see.
2002-03-19 12:34:32 AM  
Geeze... who is the freeking Cosmiverse Geek!?!?!?
2002-03-19 12:35:24 AM  
...My opinion....umm....
I don't throw....
............**BONG HIT**............
2002-03-19 12:36:10 AM  
Well I knew this all along. Throwing like a girl is terrible fundamentals, and it's simply not a natural movement for your arm. Of course, regular throwing really isn't "natural", either, but it's not nearly as hard on your rotator cuff as it is with girl-like throwing.
2002-03-19 12:36:51 AM  
Sorry to kick a dead horse in the face, but what the hell is with all the Cosmiverse articles?
2002-03-19 12:38:08 AM  
If I wanted cosmiverse articles so much, I'd go to cosmiverse.
2002-03-19 12:40:53 AM  
<sarcasm>Hey, has anyone else noticed the lack of Cosmiverse articles here? I really miss them, I will Drew posted them more often</sarcasm>
2002-03-19 12:44:23 AM  
can Cosmiverse tell me how to avoid Temporal Causality Loops and Quantum Silly String Tension in my Cortex ? No? Heh.
2002-03-19 12:45:20 AM  
It's not Fark, it's cosmiverse dot com.
2002-03-19 12:47:35 AM  
Great headline.
2002-03-19 12:48:14 AM  
I suppose throwing like a girl *would* screw you over if you throw with your knees...

Somebody needs to start checking for coherency in these headlines.
2002-03-19 12:55:24 AM  
[image from too old to be available] Obivious?
2002-03-19 12:59:43 AM  
Geesh, I did that "CosmiFARK" pic for a photoshop two weeks ago and it turns into a real thing. My webstats indicate that this was a very popular pic, I wonder why?
2002-03-19 01:04:16 AM  
Excellent CIA Mole :)

Maybe I should just bypass Fark and go to Cosmiverse from now on? Or is that what Fark is trying to do?!?!?
2002-03-19 01:06:39 AM  
[image from too old to be available]
Tee hee
2002-03-19 01:06:55 AM  
Yeah, didn't that article a while back imply we were just a burden on Drew's resources anyway? Goodbye, cruel Fark...
2002-03-19 01:08:21 AM  
JOHNDX: Why waste time going to the middle man when CosmiFARK, err... Cosmiverse has it all ;)
2002-03-19 01:08:43 AM  
Let's settle this once and for all.
Let's ask Fonzie.
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2002-03-19 01:09:31 AM  
since when does anyone throw with their knees?
2002-03-19 01:10:16 AM  
Astra: You are correct, the article "Fark users are going to love it to death" (or something along those lines) indicates that we are going to do just that. Too many hits, not enough return.
2002-03-19 01:16:40 AM  
Throwing like a girl can cause serious injury to more than your ego

I read that too fast, I thought it said throwing up like a girl....LOL

They could start randomly deleting users for the simplest of Fark-ups. Or if you diss Fark and call it CosmiFARK :)
2002-03-19 01:17:03 AM  
CIA Mole: The bigger problem is probably the high number of page views by the farkers who frequent the comments sections. Like us.
2002-03-19 01:18:06 AM  
damnit to hell with that bold
2002-03-19 01:18:16 AM  
I read it "throwing a girl". I thought... "ovaries"?
2002-03-19 01:35:01 AM  
Do the mods get head from the cosmiverse staff every time one of their links is posted? shiat. way too much cosmiverse.
2002-03-19 01:40:48 AM  
Throwing overhand is the fundamental human hunting technique.
2002-03-19 01:44:49 AM  
So, does it have to do with our hips? Or what? Could somebody please explain this in layman's terms?

This Farkette is really curious.
2002-03-19 02:16:05 AM  
Maybe this is indicative of a larger truth. Like maybe girls aren't supposed to be out running, but rather sticking close to the cave and keeping it tidy.
2002-03-19 05:29:42 AM  
Trowshep: With the little I still remeber from anatomy and physiology, women do have wider hips, so when your femur (bone in your upper leg) artculates with your knee, it is at a greater angle than a mans.
Huge exaggeration for sake of clarity, a man's leg/knee are in a straight line, and a woman's is on a 45 degree angle. THis means there is more stress in the knee area on quick movements, stressing the tendons and ligaments, leading to tearing of the ACL, MCL, etc. I hope this helped, it is way too late...need sleep.
2002-03-19 05:31:44 AM  
\ / woman's femur | |man's femur
| | woman's knee | |man's knee
2002-03-19 06:59:38 AM  
This is why I have a bath full of lyme.
2002-03-19 08:52:01 AM  
Yeah I had always heard specialmed's version of why women tear their ACLs so often. I know a few girls who've played major college basketball and each has torn her ACL twice. For some reason women seem to recover better from that injury, too. It can be career ending for male athletes, but it seems to be surgery and a few months of rehab for women. Or maybe it's just random luck that I've known the few girls who have bounced right back, who knows.
2002-03-19 09:12:09 AM  
And when you box like a girl, you get your arse kicked. Just ask Vanilla Ice
2002-03-19 11:09:23 AM  
What, exactly is "girl-like throwing" folks? We don't all throw alike you know. Besides, I've never thrown with my knees in my life. I suppose if I tried that lil ACL would be as good as torn. Still, yes we do have different physiology, but this study was made on 20 people. I don't think that's enough for a statistically accurate result. So these people shouldn't tell us females to try to be like men. It's men not comfortable with themselves once again, have to try and exert whatever dominance they can over us :)
(It was a joke, please, I'm not Valerie Solanas.)
2002-03-19 11:15:50 AM  
Throwing girls???? I'd rather throw midgets.. Wait a sec. The article is about throwing like a girl. ummmm where is the Kool Aide Man! Oh yeah?
2002-03-19 11:37:52 AM  
No girl can throw properly, bowl properly, or run in a gainly fashion.
2002-03-19 11:57:45 AM  
No, the _tagline_ is about throwing like a girl. The _article_ is about the previously unexplained prevalence of ACL injuries in female athletes. I know of 0 females with ACL's in their shoulders or elbows, so I don't know what 'throwing' has to do with anything. This article is about sudden stops and changes of direction while running, not throwing.
2002-03-19 12:57:03 PM  
Specialmed: Thank you. That does help. ^_^
2002-03-19 01:53:38 PM  
There are women out there that can throw better then men and women out there that can run without looking goofy ,but I would have to say that the vast majority of girls are well girly. There are physiological differences in the bodys of males and females that are the cause of this. I support womens rights and all but frankly men were made to do the heavy shiat, women were made to be mommys.

I know some feminazi is going to get all pissy bout it but before your femulleted mane gets ruffled read a biology/ anatomy book.
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