The Biology of Superheroes Podcast

In this episode, we explore the biology of Danny Rand, AKA The Immortal Iron Fist! We dig into biomechanics of extreme movement, compensating for extreme forces and evolutionary tradeoffs of extreme performance. We chat with Dr. Sheila Patek of Duke University, who studies evolutionary biomechanics to get the lowdown on The Protector of K’un-Lun and nature’s real life Iron Fist, the mantis shrimp. How fast is the fastest strike in the Tree of Life? What would happen if The Iron Fist punched Luke Cage? Is it even possible to generate light and heat with a single punch? Take a listen a find out!

Music by: The Passion HiFiwww.thepassionhifi.com

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