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How are police horses chosen to become the highly trained and trusted steeds that they are? Via BBC Earth, watch the police horse testing and training process as conducted by the San Francisco mounted police unit, where only 10% of the horses that begin the program are found to be right for the job.

Videos in the archives: horseback riding in Yosemite, Mongolian horsemen herding wild horses, and the amazing War Horse puppet with the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Watch Ferrari’s F1 pit crew do a pit stop in around two seconds. We had to watch this multiple times so that we could figure out what each crew member’s two second task was and how they were doing it so quickly. Pretty incredible. From Autosport.com, via Kottke:

With three people per wheel, two jack operators, and a handful of mechanics fulfilling other functions, each pit crew comprises nearly 20 people…

They are drilled incessantly at both the factory and during race weekends, with hundreds of pitstop practices until the process is instinctive.

You can watch another video and read more here: Ferrari F1 Pit Stop Ballet.

File under: practice.

From Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls YouTube series: meet firefighter Xochitl Hernandez, one of 57 female firefighters in Austin Fire Department. Hernandez explains why she loves her job, and shares some of the amazing equipment that she uses with her brigade to help people in need.

There’s more to check out at AmySmartGirls.com, and watch more excellent firefighter videos in the archives.