Gutter #11

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The giraffe is a 16 to 20 ft. tall African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest living terrestrial animal and the largest ruminant. When roaming the plains you can’t miss them because of their long neck and legs, their horn-like protuberances (ossicones), and wild spots. They are generally pretty mellow grazing on acacia trees, but don’t get chased by one as with their 15 ft. stride they can run about 35 MPH. Probably one of the strangest and cutest animals alive, they have yet to have kid’s book power like bears and ducks. I’m sorry to report that the most famous giraffe might be the Toys“R”Us mascot Geoffrey. Oh brother. Seems the giraffe would be perfect for say, a surveillance company or cloud computing.

The spring is actually a battery of sort—it stores energy. In classical physics, a spring can be seen as a device that stores potential energy, specifically elastic potential energy, by straining the bonds between the atoms of an elastic material. When compressed or stretched slightly from rest, the force it exerts is approximately proportional to its change in length. Most springs are made of spring steel, however, any material can be used to construct a spring, so long as the material has the required combination of rigidity and elasticity. Probably the most common spring is the coil spring like you find in a ball-point pen or the bouncy part of your car’s suspension. But then there is the tension/extension spring, and the torsion spring, and the flat spring, and the hairspring, and the gas spring, and the leaf spring, and the wave spring, and the Belleville spring, and the cantilever spring—and let’s not forget the most overlooked—rubber band (another genius invention I will cover later.) The Apple Watch does not have a spring but does have a battery.