History PintSizedPowerhouse / RealLife

24th Feb '17 5:32:27 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* "World's Strongest Woman" [[http://boredomtherapy.com/worlds-strongest-woman/?as=701aol&bdk=a701aol Varya Akulova]] was able to lift ''nine times her body weight and ''carry her father and two other adult men on her back'' when she was only six years old. Even as an adult, her physical strength is unheard of for a woman her age and height.
2nd Jan '17 5:15:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* Arabian Horses. Most range from 12-14 hands high (the technical size of ''[[AllGirlsLikePonies ponies]]''), and are renowned for three things: Their delicate beauty, being gentle enough that children can ride ''stallions'', and having so much natural speed and endurance that [[{{Badass}} it]]'s ''[[{{Badass}} illegal]]'' [[{{Badass}} to race them against any other breed]]. [[GameBreaker Because it just wouldn't be fair to the other horses]].

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* Arabian Horses. Most range from 12-14 hands high (the technical size of ''[[AllGirlsLikePonies ponies]]''), and are renowned for three things: Their delicate beauty, being gentle enough that children can ride ''stallions'', and having so much natural speed and endurance that [[{{Badass}} it]]'s ''[[{{Badass}} illegal]]'' [[{{Badass}} it's ''illegal'' to race them against any other breed]].breed. [[GameBreaker Because it just wouldn't be fair to the other horses]].



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mirMEsFI07o Kacy]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfZFuw7a13E Catanzaro]] from Series/AmericanNinjaWarrior. 5'0'', 100 lbs of {{badass}}.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mirMEsFI07o Kacy]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfZFuw7a13E Catanzaro]] from Series/AmericanNinjaWarrior. 5'0'', 100 lbs of {{badass}}.badass.
21st Nov '16 2:29:09 PM Ambaryerno
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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 Escort Samuel B. Roberts at the Battle Of Samar made its heroic attack run, passing the now heavily damaged USS Johnston as it was retiring from similar attack. After expending its 3 torpedoes damaging one Japanese Heavy Cruiser, Samuel B. Roberts maneuvered so close to a Japanese heavy cruiser that the Japanese crew could not depress their guns low enough to return fire, leading to considerable damage to the Japanese cruiser. The Samuel B. Roberts was eventually crippled in the exchange, and while retreating, was hit and sunk by the Battleship Kongo. It was said of the ship that it was the Destroyer Escort that fought like a Battleship.
** Note: The Escort Carrier ''White Plains'' and an unknown aircraft finished the job for the little ''Sammy B,'' ''White Plain'' blowing up ''Chokai'''s type 93 "Long Lance" torpedoes with a well-placed 5/38 shell(5 in. diameter, 38 cal. length barrel), and the aircraft dropping a bomb in the forward machinery room, according to the Other Wiki. The destroyer ''Fujinami'' had to scuttle her.
** Double Note: ''Chokai'' lost all hand. The ''Fujinami'' was later blown up with all hands, which, by the way, still had all of Chokai's survivors aboard.

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* Taffy 3, a small group of destroyers, destroyer escorts, and escort carriers, which fought off a major Japanese assault on the Leyte Gulf landings during during the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Battle Off Samar]]. Their opponents included the enormous battleship ''Yamato'', which alone exceeded the displacement of the entire task group ''combined''.
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The destroyer USS Johnston in the Battle Of Samar ''Johnston'' fought so hard that when it she was sunk it she was reported by the Japanese as being a heavy cruiser of the Baltimore-class, ''Baltimore''-class, a ship class nearly seven times the displacement of the typical WW2 World War II destroyer. The Johnston ''Johnston'' not only managed to cripple the Heavy Cruiser Kumano ''Kumano'' by blowing off it's bow, forcing the heavy cruiser Suzuya ''Suzuya'' to stop to assist it. Then it, then after already taking heavy damage the Johnston she engaged a Japanese cruiser and destroyer column in order to save the retreating escort carriers.
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carriers. Her actions so impressed the Japanese that the crew of one of the Japanese ships that finished her off [[WorthyOpponent manned the rails and saluted]] as she sunk.
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The Destroyer Escort Samuel destroyer escort[[note]]a class of warship even ''smaller'' than a destroyer[[/note]] ''Samuel B. Roberts at the Battle Of Samar Roberts'' made its her heroic attack run, passing the now heavily damaged USS Johnston ''Johnston'' as it she was retiring from similar attack. After expending its her 3 torpedoes damaging one Japanese Heavy Cruiser, Samuel heavy cruiser, ''Samuel B. Roberts Roberts'' maneuvered so close to a Japanese heavy cruiser that the Japanese crew could not depress their guns low enough to return fire, leading to considerable damage to the Japanese cruiser. The Samuel ''Samuel B. Roberts Roberts'' was eventually crippled in the exchange, and while retreating, was hit and sunk by the Battleship Kongo. battleship ''Kongo''. It was said of the ship afterwards that it she was the Destroyer Escort a "destroyer escort that fought like a Battleship.
battleship."
** Note: The Escort Carrier escort carrier ''White Plains'' and an unknown aircraft finished the job for the little ''Sammy B,'' ''White Plain'' Plains'' blowing up ''Chokai'''s type 93 "Long Lance" torpedoes with a well-placed 5/38 shell(5 shell (5 in. diameter, 38 cal. length barrel), barrel) in the only engagement in history in which an aircraft carrier fired on another ship with its own guns and the aircraft dropping a bomb in the forward machinery room, according to the Other Wiki. The destroyer ''Fujinami'' had to scuttle her. \n** Double Note: ''Chokai'' lost all hand. The hands, while ''Fujinami'' was later blown up with all hands, which, by the way, still had all of Chokai's ''Chokai's'' survivors aboard. aboard.
5th Aug '16 3:17:17 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* Tim Lincecum of the San Francisco Giants, a skinny rod of a guy if there ever was one, is one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball today. [[HilariousinHindsight When he was in college, most major-league scouts thought he was too small to play major-league ball.]]

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* Tim Lincecum of the San Francisco Giants, a skinny rod of a guy if there ever was one, is one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball today. [[HilariousinHindsight [[HilariousInHindsight When he was in college, most major-league scouts thought he was too small to play major-league ball.]]
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.
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