History PintSizedPowerhouse / RealLife

7th Jun '17 1:18:13 PM ectostar
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* Johannes Lichtenauer, one of the prominent Medieval figures in [[UsefulNotes/EuropeanSwordsmanship German School Of Swordsmanship]] considered an ideal knight to be rather small and concord in stature than big and well-built, and having rather stamina than strength. [Strong, tall and well-built men would make fine [[AnnoyingArrows archers]].]

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* Johannes Lichtenauer, one of the prominent Medieval figures in [[UsefulNotes/EuropeanSwordsmanship German School Of Swordsmanship]] considered an ideal knight to be rather small and concord in stature than big and well-built, and having rather stamina than strength. [Strong, Strong, tall and well-built men would make fine [[AnnoyingArrows archers]].]



* 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 When he was in college, most major-league scouts thought he was too small to play major-league ball.]]ball]].



* [[http://notalwaysright.com/needs-to-press-paws/29017 Tiny Asian woman takes on big angry customer.]] Tiny Asian woman wins effortlessly.

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* [[http://notalwaysright.com/needs-to-press-paws/29017 Tiny Asian woman takes on big angry customer.]] customer]]. Tiny Asian woman wins effortlessly.



* With sufficient advancements in the efficiency of computer components, [[https://www.reddit.com/r/sffpc/ PC enthusiasts have built workstations and gaming-grade powerhouses that take up only a few liters of space.]]

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* With sufficient advancements in the efficiency of computer components, [[https://www.reddit.com/r/sffpc/ PC enthusiasts have built workstations and gaming-grade powerhouses that take up only a few liters of space.]]space]].



* Usually subverted in [[Useful Notes / Robot Combat Robot Combat.]] While many successful machines appear to be dwarfed by their opponents, robots are almost always very close to the maximum weight for their weight class. Packing the same mass into a smaller physical size allows them to have thicker armor. However, several robots played this straight:

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* Usually subverted in [[Useful Notes / Robot Combat Robot Combat.]] UsefulNotes/RobotCombat. While many successful machines appear to be dwarfed by their opponents, robots are almost always very close to the maximum weight for their weight class. Packing the same mass into a smaller physical size allows them to have thicker armor. However, several robots played this straight:
1st Jun '17 2:30:28 AM Omnigeek6
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* Usually subverted in [[Useful Notes / Robot Combat Robot Combat.]] While many successful machines appear to be dwarfed by their opponents, robots are almost always very close to the maximum weight for their weight class. Packing the same mass into a smaller physical size allows them to have thicker armor. However, several robots played this straight:
** Chaos 2 of RobotWars weighed only about 80 kg while its opponents weighed up to 100 kg after Series 4. However, it remained a serious contender due to its speed, skilled driver, and powerful flipper.
** Sewer Snake and Megabyte are normally heavyweights, but fought with some success in the Superheavyweight class, going up against robots 50% heavier than they were.
** Crash and Burn are a heavyweight "Multibot" consisting of two small robots fighting as a team, with a combined weight less than their opponents. This is usually not an effective strategy because the opponents of multibots can pick them off one at a time, but Crash and Burn took on two of the most destructive robots in their weight class - Megabyte and Last Rites - and won by knockout both times!
30th May '17 11:23:07 AM DastardlyDemolition
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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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* 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''. Taffy 3 fought with such ferocity that the captain of the ''Yamato'' was forced to retreat because he believed that he was fighting a much larger group and couldn't sacrifice one of the three most expensive ships the [=IJN=] had.
8th May '17 3:27:31 PM redandready45
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* Deng Xiaoping. The guy survived Mao purges, outmaneuvered Mao's chosen successor, Hua Guofeng, and reformed China's economy. And he did all this when he was 5 ft tall.
7th May '17 12:46:09 PM shooterboss
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* With sufficient advancements in the efficiency of computer components, [[https://www.reddit.com/r/sffpc/ PC enthusiasts have built workstations and gaming-grade powerhouses that take up only a few liters of space.]]
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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** 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''.
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