Fruit ninja are often described as being fast, agile and fearless.
But there is growing evidence that they are not necessarily so, new research suggests.
Researchers at the University of Nottingham and the University College London found that fruit ninja had no advantage over a group of healthy adults when it came to picking fruit.
They found that picking fruit was more difficult for fruit ninja, and they often had to overcome obstacles such as high wind, wind gusts and temperature changes.
The researchers then studied the results of a study published in the journal PLOS One in which the fruit ninja group was compared to healthy adults and the fruit snob group.
The researchers found that the fruit ninjas, who had been shown to be highly resilient, had a lower average level of fitness.
But this was not because the fruitninjas were more physically fit than the healthy adults.
The fruits were more efficient at picking the fruit, and so were more successful.
This suggests that the fruits that were successful were more nutritious than the others, so they were better for our body, said study leader Dr Paul E. Rutter, of the University’s Centre for Research in Environmental Health.
He said fruit ninja were often described to be agile and fast because they could quickly pick and move large numbers of fruit.
“But they have some inherent risk,” Dr Rutter told New Scientist.
“There are some fruit ninjutsu styles that are highly susceptible to injury, and that could have an impact on their ability to pick the fruits.”
Dr Rutter and his colleagues were interested in understanding how the fruit Ninja groups responded to injury.
They asked participants to pick a fruit they thought had a certain weight, and then a random object, such as a large fruit, was thrown at them.
The participants then had to choose the fruit or the object and were tested on their reaction time, reaction time accuracy and accuracy of picking.
Participants also had to perform a task which involved moving objects around in the lab.
The fruits were then picked again, this time using a larger object, the same size, and in the same location.
The results showed that when fruit ninjs picked large objects, their reaction times and accuracy were lower than when they picked smaller objects.
In fact, the fruit knifemen had a greater overall error in picking large objects than the fruit kippers, and the researchers said they could have found better ways to compensate for this.
But the fruit-ninjas did have the advantage of having better reaction times.
This was also true for their accuracy.
“There is no reason that you would want to get hit by a fruit ninja or a fruit snapper or a banana picker or a tree picker,” Dr E.P. Ekins, of Nottingham’s School of Health Sciences, said.
“You’re just better at it than them.”
Dr Ekins said the results did not mean that fruit ninjac were better than the other two groups of people.
“It is a small sample size and the study has limitations, but they did show that fruit-knifemen tended to be more efficient in picking small fruit, but that they were less effective at picking large fruit,” he said.
“So it is probably true that fruit knives are more efficient than the knifemakers in picking fruit, whereas they are more effective at small fruit picking.”
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