Learning new things is a lifetime undertaking. So what have I, personally, learned in the last days?
Well, a “patella“, commonly known as kneecap, is an elaborate, delicate and enormously important component of the human body. Not only does it produce funny movements when it’s tendon is hit with a reflex hammer, it also enables you to perform some fundamental tasks, like flexing and straightening your knee (see a good demonstration here). Cool little gadget, right?
However – and I cannot stress this enough – it is NOT intended to make acquaintance with a driveway pavement at fall velocity and with the kinetic energy of around 100 kg of body weight as additional thrust. In this case, although scrupulously designed and crafted only from premium-quality materials, it will most likely just shatter.
Not funny, not pleasing, surgically challenging and certainly not a a short timer. What have you learned these days 🙂 ?