Previously (as of last week 1/24/2007), the known laws of aerodynamics could not explain why bumble bees and other small insects (and even some birds) could fly. A common answer to the Bumble Bee Paradox was “Well, it’s just determined”.
Today the answer is solved. Bumble Bees can fly because the front of the wings are rigid and the backs are flexible. This means that bee’s flapping wing causes a vortex, a mass of spinning air. This vortex the produces lift (as seen in the video below).
Previously, science deemed that flying dragons could never have existed as well because they would have been just too big. Well, maybe this gives the inner-nerd in all of us hope!
EDIT: IT IS TAKING SO LONG TO PROCESS. If you can’t wait, download the video here BUMBLE BEE PARADOX …or directly view it with this link… BEE PARADOX 2
… Here is the HTML code.… Make sure you add the “DJ0MvjzeLIs” is the code for the main video and “IN0m29pYkFA” is the code for the smaller one.… You can get them from the URL of the YouTube video.… I added… … “&autoplay=1″ right after the video’s code so that they would autoplay and be somewhat synched.
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EDIT: I had to turn the autoplay off. It was too annoying!
A new franchise gas station has openned up in Omaha. It only buys oil from nations outside the Middle East.
Check out TerrorFreeOil.org if you’re really interested in more than just the photo.
If you haven’t heard of World of Warcraft then you may have a life. Here’s a whole bunch of them going streaking as elf nerds online.