Experiments have been done before… You've probably seen it: the Naruto Run. If you've been in the anime scene at all in the last 20 years, or even just dipped a toe into it, then you probably know about Naruto running, even if you've never actually seen the anime Naruto. If you're not familiar with the term, it's the way anime fans affectionately refer to how Naruto and his fellow ninjas run in the anime: slightly bent forward, arms streaming behind them. It looks like this. In the anime, the ninja can run crazy fast in this posture, but most of us real humans use our arms to pump forward when we're running, so if you're anything like us, you've probably wondered, "Is running like that actually effective? " Or in other words, is it actually a good way to increase your running speed? YouTube channel Because Science sought to find out by having a gold medal-winning sprinter try it. In the video, the host of the channel, whose name is Kyle Hill, first sought to teach us about the science behind why Naruto running might be faster. In essence, it has to do with drag, which is the force that is most going to slow you down. According to physics, drag is affected by multiple factors, including the velocity of the moving object, the density of the material it's passing through, and the surface area of the side of the object facing the direction it's moving. One theory as to why Naruto running could be faster is because it reduces the surface area affected by wind resistance, which could reduce drag and thus possibly increase speed.
For their experiment, both Jeneba and Kyle timed their 50-meter dash with a stop watch.
It certainly does seem like the surface area is different between the two forms. However, Kyle also suggests that a reason why it might not work is because it could be inefficient, as Naruto running may not be using the body to its full capabilities. To test out his theories, Kyle invited a professional runner, international gold-medal sprinter and relay runner Jeneba Tarmoh, to run like Naruto, and see whether the change in form makes her 50-meter dash faster or not. When asked if she thought it would work, Jeneba said she thought it would not only be slower, but also more dangerous, as leaning forward could make one more likely to trip. For their experiment, both Jeneba and Kyle timed their 50-meter dash with a stop watch. They each ran a regular run and a Naruto run three times, and took the average of the three for each of the running styles as their final run times. They then compared the times to see which was faster. It does look a little precarious… Before conducting his experiment, Kyle also pointed out that a previous experiment about the Naruto run done with cosplayers found that slower runners improved their speed with the Naruto run, while faster runners were slowed down by the change in posture. But that was an experiment done with amateur runners… It turns out that, for both Jeneba and Kyle, running like Naruto was three percent slower than running in normal posture.
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Not only that, but both runners felt that running with their chest bent forward was more exhausting, more painful, and felt more dangerous, because the distribution of body weight was off. In particular, Jeneba doesn't recommend Naruto running because "you're not gonna get as much knee lift as you should be able to," and "with your arms not swinging you have absolutely no counterbalance", which means you're going to increase your chances of tripping. Jeneba also mentioned that this would also have a psychological effect, because knowing the run is more dangerous while you do it will mentally slow you down. So there you have it… Naruto does not, in fact, improve your speed, and could actually make you slower. Three percent might not sound like much, but it makes a big difference in life-or-death ninja battles! Of course, we at SoraNews24 are famous for our extremely scientific and very professional science experiments, too. Want to know what happens when you cook rice in a rice cooker with only eggs? Or if you can hear music through headphones stuck into your nostrils? Check out our SoraScience experiments to find out! Want to hear about SoraNews24's latest articles as soon as they're published? Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
This list describes characters from the anime and manga series Doraemon. Also listed are their original NTV voice actors (1973), followed by their TV Asahi voice actors (1979-2005; 2005-present). Part of the 22nd century characters are listed in The Doraemons. Each main character represents a primary school student archetype. Nobita appears in every episode of the anime, while Doraemon appears in most episodes, sometimes being substituted (for medical checkup or on leave) by his sister, Dorami. Note: In some translations of Doraemon, the names of these characters are different from the original names. 2.9 Nobisuke Nobi Jr. Albert in the Cinar dub of the series, is the title character and co-protagonist of the series. He is a cat-like robot from the future. He was yellow-skinned and had ears originally. However, his ears were accidentally eaten by a robot mouse. It left him heartbroken and caused his skin to turn blue. People often mistake him for a raccoon dog. He is sent back in time by Sewashi (Nobita's Great-great-grandson) to aid Nobita. Doraemon possesses a 4-dimensional pocket from which he can acquire various kinds of futuristic tools, gadgets, and playthings from a future department store.
His favorite food is Dorayaki.
He also has the tendency to panic during emergencies, characterized by him frantically trying to pull out a very much-needed tool from his pocket, only to produce a huge assortment of household items and unwanted gadgets. Still, Doraemon is very friendly and intelligent, not to mention long-suffering because of Nobita's antics. Since Sewashi sent Doraemon to the past, Doraemon has been living as the unofficial fourth member of Nobita's family and acts like a second son to Nobita's parents, since despite being a robot, he requires basic needs for a person, such as eating, and also sleeps in the closet of Nobita's bedroom. He also fears mice greatly (due to a robot mouse having eaten his ears), even go crazy about it and pull out devastating gadgets, and most of the times, Nobita saves Doraemon in such situations. Although he has no fingers in most media, he can hold things because of the suction cups in his hands. His favorite food is Dorayaki. He has also been shown to date with normal female cat. He is the elder brother of Dorami.
Future husband or boyfriend of Shizuka and great-great-grandfather of Sewashi.
Nobita Nobi (野比, Nobi Nobita, English dub: Sidney in the Cinar dub, Specky in the Speedy dub, and Noby Nobi in the Bang Zoom! dub) is the co-protagonist of the series. He wears glasses, a red or yellow polo shirt with a white collar, and blue or black shorts and white socks and light blue shoes. Although he's not good at sports, he's good at shooting. He is usually accompanied by Doraemon, who functions as his caretaker. Although he's not good at sports, he's good at shooting and has been reflected in the movies many time. He's also good at string figure which sometime considered a girls' game. Son of Tamako and Nobisuke Nobi. Future father of Nobisuke (his son). Future husband or boyfriend of Shizuka and great-great-grandfather of Sewashi. Taurus), nicknamed Shizuka-chan (しずかちゃん) is a smart, kind and pretty girl. She is often represented by the color pink, and is seen wearing a pink shirt and skirt.
The word 'Shizuka (しずか)' means 'Quiet'. She is Nobita's best friend. She does not shun Nobita due to his failing grades, lazy disposition or constant failures. In fact, she often tries to encourage him to do better, though she usually fails to convince him. Shizuka likes to take a bath several times a day; however, a running gag in the series is that she is sometimes interrupted by a sudden appearance of Nobita (sometimes Doraemon, Gian, or Suneo) usually due to misuse of Doraemon's gadgets like the Anywhere Door (Doko Demo Doa in Japanese). Shizuka's skirt is also frequently seen getting flipped, either by Nobita misusing Doraemon's gadgets, or by the wind. Scenes in which her underwear is seen, or she is seen bathing, have been removed from the dubbed versions, especially in India, Europe, the United States and the United Kingdom. Her true passions are sweet potatoes, which she would rather keep to herself out of the knowledge of others, and the violin, in which her playing is just as horrendous as Gian's singing. She is also known for taking piano lessons unwillingly due to her mother's wishes (as she loves violin more), which is sometimes a reason for declining to hang out with friends (but she plays piano better than violin). Shizuka is an animal lover and keeps two pets at home: a dog, who is saved from succumbing to illness by Nobita and Doraemon in one story; and a canary which runs away on multiple occasions and causing Shizuka and Nobita to run around the city chasing her down.
She sometimes fansies some handsome idols on TV. Besides Nobita, Shizuka is also close to her classmate and popular student Dekisugi. Though they consider each other only as friends. Gemini), named Buster in the Cinar dub and Bob in the Speedy dub, usually known by the nickname "Gian" (「ジャイアン」, "Jaian", English: Big G) is a strong and quick-tempered local bully. He also frequently steals other children's stuff (especially Nobita's and Suneo's) under the pretext of "borrowing" them, unless the toy is damaged. He is known for his awful singing voice, though he considers himself a great singer. To prove this, Gian sometimes "invites" others to attend his concerts, under the threat of beatings. His singing is so horrible that, once, Nobita and Doraemon try to mute it in a silent world, his writings of the song lyrics in a board end up having the same effect as when they hear them.Though his voice is terrible in one of the episodes it was shown that a girl liked his singing. In some films, his singing is enhanced to become an effective weapon (as in 'Nobita's Great Adventure in the South Seas'). In some episodes when his voice is recorded and he hears it, he instantly denies it being his voice and threatens to beat up the person who his songs in a very bad way (which is an irony).