Watch the flight of a bumble bee

30 m/ph = 50 km/h

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1. kazannova 2 years ago

that is great .. but how thy know their way back ?

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2. MajorIdea 2 years ago

The laws of physics state that given the mass-to-wingspan ratio of a bumblebee, it is impossible for the creature to fly.

But it does.

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3. Cream_Puff 2 years ago

1:12 - bee then proceeds to fly straight into his eye.

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4. Urmensch 2 years ago

#2,
The old myth that "bumblebees shouldn’t be able to fly" was based on calculations using the aerodynamic theory of 1918-19, only 15 years after the Wright brothers made the first powered flight. So, while these early theories suggested that their wings were too small to create sufficient lift, since then scientists have made huge advances in understanding aerodynamics and how different kinds of airflow can generate lift.

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5. loadrunner 2 years ago

Next stept is placing bombs underneath the bumbelbee. We are doomed

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6. firest4rter 2 years ago

nature, as always, you are amazing

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7. pesto 2 years ago

bee-ware I'm comming

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8. ValdeLevis 2 years ago

#2 I guess bumblebees don't study physics.

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9. WorldChampion 2 years ago

Never knew that was there the expression came from.

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10. Malinar 2 years ago

How do they trucking people ???

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12. konzoon 2 years ago

glue some wifi and cell towers on there backs

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13. c0mmanderKeen 2 years ago

They also generate tons of heat internally. The cooling mechanism is very interesting - especially since many proteins denaturate very quickly at high temperatures. Those bumblebees' filament proteins for example can take up to 80°C - because thats what the internal temperature around the wing muscles can become !!

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14. LOSTPORK 2 years ago

SLOW MOTION FACE DERP (1:12)

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15. torbengb 43 days ago

Impressively straight lines! (Summarized at 03:20)
Humans can't walk that straight even if they have something to aim with.