Watch the flight of a bumble bee

30 m/ph = 50 km/h

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+12 1. kazannova commented 11 years ago

that is great .. but how thy know their way back ?
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+15 2. MajorIdea commented 11 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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+10 3. Cream_Puff commented 11 years ago

1:12 - bee then proceeds to fly straight into his eye.
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+11 4. Urmensch commented 11 years ago

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 5. loadrunner commented 11 years ago

Next stept is placing bombs underneath the bumbelbee. We are doomed
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+10 6. firest4rter commented 11 years ago

nature, as always, you are amazing
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+5 7. pesto commented 11 years ago

bee-ware I'm comming
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+27 8. ValdeLevis commented 11 years ago

#2 I guess bumblebees don't study physics.
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+5 9. WorldChampion commented 11 years ago

Never knew that was there the expression came from.
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+2 10. Malinar commented 11 years ago

How do they trucking people ???
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+5 12. konzoon commented 11 years ago

glue some wifi and cell towers on there backs
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+8 13. c0mmanderKeen commented 11 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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+3 14. LOSTPORK commented 11 years ago

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+2 15. torbengb commented 9 years ago

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