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Mice Changing Direction Mid-flight?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by ApeIsHigh81, Jan 30, 2005.


  1. ApeIsHigh81

    ApeIsHigh81

    Aug 24, 2004
    CA
  2. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
  3. PlayTheBass

    PlayTheBass aka Mac Daddy

    Dec 7, 2004
    Carmichael, CA
    Yeah, that's pretty mind-blowing! And physically impossible, too, without something to push off of (like bird wings push off the air).

    Is it the flying cousin of the jackalope? ;)
     
  4. Problem with this: that completely defies the laws of physics that I know...did the laws change or something?
     
  5. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    I've seen a documentary about a snake that can do that. It can leap from a branch and "glide" quite a distance and change direction whilst doing it. Note this does not mean it can do a 180 degree turn, it can, however, move significantly from its original course.
     
  6. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    It's interesting what the government will do sometimes, in the name of "opening new markets". What would you rather have, some tiny field mouse that jumps funny, or thriving forestry and mining industries? You know, we can only keep doing this type of thing for "so" long. Eventually the natural resources will run out. 8 to 6 unpublished study? We're merely delaying the inevitable with moves like that, and forcing our children to deal with issues we should be dealing with ourselves. Oops, that's not too political, is it? :)