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Secret Life Snap Shot #9

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Here’s Biochemist/Professional Wrestler Rachel Collins (a.k.a. MsChif) in action in November 2008 in a match for the SHIMMER title against Sara Del Rey. In this picture you’re seeing a “standing moonsault” in mid-move. So what, you might ask, is a “standing moonsault”?

“It’s become a signature move for me,” says Rachel “It’s derived from a back handspring, which you’ll see lots of gymnasts and cheerleaders doing. Though instead of ending the move landing on your feet, you stop the move short to land horizontally across your opponent making them take the impact of your landing.”

No “standing moonsault” for me, thanks.

Do we even have to say it? Oh, all right. Don’t try this at home, kids!

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Joshua Seftel

    Executive Producer Joshua Seftel’s love for science started at a young age. He was a Pre-Medical Sciences major in college, and his first job out of school was as a high school physics teacher. Meanwhile, Josh discovered a passion for filmmaking and made his first documentary, the Emmy-nominated “Lost and Found” (1992), about the plight of Romania’s orphaned and abandoned children. He hasn’t stopped making films since, including “Taking on the Kennedys” (1996) and “War, Inc” (2008) starring John Cusack, Marisa Tomei, and Ben Kingsley. Josh also directed the first season of “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” and helped develop the Emmy-nominated PBS children’s show “Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman.” He has long been committed to public broadcasting and is a frequent contributor to “Nova Science Now.”