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1st Jun '16 12:49:59 PM CJCroen1393
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* Dromaeosaurs. Even the biggest of them were small by dinosaur standards, but with their speed, agility and wickedly sharp claws, they were capable of taking down pretty hefty prey; there's a fairly famous fossil of the smallish, birdlike ''Velociraptor'' locked in battle with a much bulkier ''Protoceratops''.
23rd May '16 12:57:14 PM HK-99
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* While not exactly a small aircraft by any standards, the [[CoolPlane B-25 Mitchel]] of US Army Air Force fame in WorldWarTwo was still smaller then most other bombers of the war, but it was probably the single most versatile bomber of the war as a result. The most widely used version, the B-25J, was used in just about every attack role imaginable. Aside from the defensive machine guns (which the B-25 had in abundance), the bomber also had 4-6 .50cals fixed forward for strafing duties, with a later version even mounting a 75mm howitzer in the nose. It would be this bombers small size, and still impressive bomb capacity (3,000lbs), that would make it the perfect choice to launch the Doolittle Raid with, since the bomber was small enough, and[[note]]after shedding unnecessary weight[[/note]] light enough to launch from the Aircraft Carrier Hornet. Compared to the damage B-29s would do some years later, the raid itself did little physical damage, but B-25s were still able to send the message to Japan that they really DID wake a sleeping giant.

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* While not exactly a small aircraft by any standards, the [[CoolPlane B-25 Mitchel]] of US Army Air Force fame in WorldWarTwo was still smaller then most other bombers of the war, but it was probably the single most versatile bomber of the war as a result. The most widely used version, the B-25J, was used in just about every attack role imaginable. Aside from the defensive machine guns (which the B-25 had in abundance), the bomber also had 4-6 .50cals fixed forward for strafing duties, with a later version even mounting a 75mm howitzer cannon in the nose. It would be this bombers small size, and still impressive bomb capacity (3,000lbs), that would make it the perfect choice to launch the Doolittle Raid with, since the bomber was small enough, and[[note]]after shedding unnecessary weight[[/note]] light enough to launch from the Aircraft Carrier Hornet. Compared to the damage B-29s would do some years later, the raid itself did little physical damage, but B-25s were still able to send the message to Japan that they really DID wake a sleeping giant.
14th May '16 5:34:53 PM TMNTFanGirl
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* In some cases, being short can be an asset in a fight, as short people have a lower and more stable centre of gravity. For this reason it is actually much easier for a woman to suplex or lift a man on her shoulders.

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* In some cases, being short can be an asset in a fight, as short people have a lower and more stable centre of gravity. For this reason it is actually much easier for a woman to suplex or lift a man on her shoulders.shoulders--[[CaptainObvious since, on average, women tend to be a bit smaller than men]].



* Muggsy Bogues managed to hold his own against the best basketball players in the NBA despite being 5'3" (160 cm) tall - the shortest man to ever play in the league. Bogues had several pictures of him with the ''tallest'' NBA player ever, the 7'7" (231 cm) Manute Bol. [[http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0908/nba.cbk.remember.when.hoops.style/images/manute-bol-muggsy-bogues.jpg There was a 28-inch (71 cm) difference between their heights]]. Bogues and Bol were actually teammates for one season--Washington Bullets owner Abe Pollin was the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Veeck Bill Veeck]] of the NBA.

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* Muggsy Bogues managed to hold his own against many of the best basketball players in the NBA despite being 5'3" (160 cm) tall - the shortest man to ever play in the league. Bogues had several pictures of him with the ''tallest'' NBA player ever, the 7'7" (231 cm) Manute Bol. [[http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0908/nba.cbk.remember.when.hoops.style/images/manute-bol-muggsy-bogues.jpg There was a 28-inch (71 cm) difference between their heights]]. Bogues and Bol were actually teammates for one season--Washington Bullets owner Abe Pollin was the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Veeck Bill Veeck]] of the NBA.



* Many combat specific soldiers are shorter, around the 5' range or less, and a Napoleon complex isn't uncommon. But in a Real Life aversion, it's a common complaint among drill sergeants in Combat Arms OSUTs that 'the skinny ones break too easily', while the overweight recruits develop muscle mass from fat with fewer injuries.

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* Many combat specific soldiers are shorter, around the 5' range or even less, and a Napoleon complex isn't uncommon. But in a Real Life aversion, it's a common complaint among drill sergeants in Combat Arms OSUTs that 'the skinny ones break too easily', while the overweight recruits develop muscle mass from fat with fewer injuries.



* Chris Paul is one of the best and most feared players in the NBA, despite being one of the shorter ones.
* Boxer Manny Pacquiao is 5'6", and tends to come weighing in the mid 140 pound area. He's one of the best boxers in the world. You can underestimate him because of his size, goofy smile and friendly manner if you want to, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEPtojKdQuU but he will fuck you if you do]].

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* Chris Paul is one of the best and most feared players in the NBA, despite being one of the shorter ones.
ones (at 6' in height).
* Boxer Manny Pacquiao is 5'6", and tends to come weighing in the mid 140 pound area. He's one of the best boxers in the world. You can underestimate him because of his size, goofy smile and friendly manner if you want to, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEPtojKdQuU but he will fuck you up if you do]].
28th Apr '16 9:55:15 AM 4444jdm
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** Any car with small exterior dimensions and [[EnormousEngine large engine sizes]] do count. Shelby Cobra and AMC Gremlin, for example.

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** Any car with small exterior dimensions dimensions/short lengths and [[EnormousEngine powerful large engine sizes]] do count. Shelby Cobra and Cobra, AMC Gremlin, and Chaparral 2J, for example.
18th Jan '16 10:07:22 PM 4444jdm
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** Any car with small exterior dimensions and [[EnormousEngine large engine sizes]] do count. Shelby/ Cobra and AMC Gremlin, for example.

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** Any car with small exterior dimensions and [[EnormousEngine large engine sizes]] do count. Shelby/ Shelby Cobra and AMC Gremlin, for example.
18th Jan '16 10:05:36 PM 4444jdm
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** UsefulNotes/FormulaOne engines are restricted to under three liters. They produce well over 600 horsepower.
** Most modern turbocharged engines (as in "designed from scratch to be turbocharged", not as "someone added a turbo") are incredibly strong and also ''light'' for their size: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Volkswagen_Group_petrol_engines#1.8_R4_20vT_110-221kW VW/Audi 1.8T]] (it can be easily modified to run over 400hp), [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subaru_Impreza#WRX_STI Subaru 2-liter boxer]] (even street versions kick serious ass, but it has been modified for drag racing to give a whopping '''700''' hp), [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault_M%C3%A9gane_Renault_Sport Renault Megane RS 2-liter turbo]] and so on.

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** Modern UsefulNotes/FormulaOne engines are restricted to under three liters. They produce well over 600 horsepower.
** Most modern turbocharged engines (as in "designed from scratch to be turbocharged", not as "someone added a turbo") are incredibly strong and also ''light'' for their size: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Volkswagen_Group_petrol_engines#1.8_R4_20vT_110-221kW VW/Audi 1.8T]] (it can be easily modified to run over 400hp), [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subaru_Impreza#WRX_STI Subaru 2-liter boxer]] (even street versions kick serious ass, but it has been modified for drag racing to give a whopping '''700''' hp), [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault_M%C3%A9gane_Renault_Sport Renault Megane RS 2-liter turbo]] and so on. on.
** Any car with small exterior dimensions and [[EnormousEngine large engine sizes]] do count. Shelby/ Cobra and AMC Gremlin, for example.
11th Jan '16 6:17:28 PM TomS98
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*[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mantis_shrimp Mantis Shrimp]] and related groups. On average, they grow to less than one and a half feet long. They are able to swing their claws with an average acceleration of over 100,000 meters per second (330,000 feet per second). Because of this ability to swing their claws so rapidly, they also generate cavitation bubbles that collapse with enough power to produce instant forces of 1,500 newtons. This means that even if their attack misses, the resulting shock wave will be enough to stun or even kill their prey.
22nd Dec '15 9:14:37 AM Quanyails
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* Likewise, [[FluffyTheTerrible Folland Gnat]] and its descendant, HAL Ajeet. Gnat was originally designed to be a budget alternative for bigger and faster fighters, and fighter version of Gnat F.1 was first operationally flown by Finnish Air Force in 1958. It proved extremely manouevreable and a skilled pilot could easily challenge MiG-21. The Indian Gnats proved superior to Pakistani Sabres and Starfighters, and the indians developed Gnat further into HAL Ajeet ("Unconquerable"). Finnish Gnats were withdrawn from service 1972 and Indian Ajeets [LongRunner in 1991]].

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* Likewise, [[FluffyTheTerrible Folland Gnat]] and its descendant, HAL Ajeet. Gnat was originally designed to be a budget alternative for bigger and faster fighters, and fighter version of Gnat F.1 was first operationally flown by Finnish Air Force in 1958. It proved extremely manouevreable and a skilled pilot could easily challenge MiG-21. The Indian Gnats proved superior to Pakistani Sabres and Starfighters, and the indians developed Gnat further into HAL Ajeet ("Unconquerable"). Finnish Gnats were withdrawn from service 1972 and Indian Ajeets [LongRunner [[LongRunner in 1991]].
17th Nov '15 1:40:39 PM Jake18
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* The destroyer USS Johnston in the Battle Of Samar fought so hard that when it was sunk it was reported by the Japanese as being a heavy cruiser of the Baltimore-class, a ship class nearly seven times the displacement of the typical WW2 destroyer. The Johnston not only managed to cripple the Heavy Cruiser Kumano by blowing off it's bow, forcing the heavy cruiser Suzuya to stop to assist it. Then after already taking heavy damage the Johnston engaged a Japanese cruiser and destroyer column in order to save the retreating escort carriers.



* The destroyer USS Johnston in the Battle Of Samar fought so hard that when it was sunk it was reported by the Japanese as being a ship of the South Dakota-class, if you need a hint that's a BATTLESHIP. The Johnston not only managed to cripple the Heavy Cruiser Kumano by blowing off it's bow, forcing the heavy cruiser Suzuya to stop to assist it. Then after already taking heavy damage the Johnston engaged a Japanese cruiser and destroyer column in order to save the retreating escort carriers.
20th Sep '15 5:32:32 PM nombretomado
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* The Voltigeurs of the [[NapoleonicWars Grande Armée]] were a whole unit of these. They could be no taller than 5'3' but had to be extremely sturdy and skilled with a musket. There were also specially selected for their aggressiveness, so you could say that they were soldiers of Napoleon's army with an actual Napoleon complex.

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* The Voltigeurs of the [[NapoleonicWars [[UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars Grande Armée]] were a whole unit of these. They could be no taller than 5'3' but had to be extremely sturdy and skilled with a musket. There were also specially selected for their aggressiveness, so you could say that they were soldiers of Napoleon's army with an actual Napoleon complex.
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