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    flight of the dumb asses

    and to to think the humble honey bee feels betrayed.

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    um,.......... I dont get it.

    you mean because the bumble bee is supposed to not be able to fly because of the laws of physics?
    no, dont think they feel betrayed, but the probably do think we are dumb asses for saying they shouldn't be able to fly when obviously they can.
    ........ya, I still dont get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jody View Post
    um,.......... I dont get it.

    you mean because the bumble bee is supposed to not be able to fly because of the laws of physics?

    Apparently a common misconception:

    The flight mechanism and aerodynamics of the bumblebee (as well as other insects) are actually quite well understood, in spite of the urban legend that calculations show that they should not be able to fly. In the 1930s a German scientist, using flawed techniques, indeed postulated that bumblebees theoretically should not be able to fly,[82] although he later retracted the suggestion. However, the theory became generalized to the false notion that "scientists think that bumblebees should not be able to fly."


    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...ptions#Biology



    Now, as regards the OP - yeah, I don't get it either....

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