Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Nepalese Porters May Be World's Most Efficient Haulers


If you've ever watched Nepalese porters in action, you might think they have superhuman strength. How else to explain their ability to carry loads weighing more than 100 pounds (45 kilograms), mile after arduous mile over steep Himalaya terrain?

Now scientists say they have a clue as to how the porters do it: They use less energy than other people would require for the same work...

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