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Comment: Swifts (Score 5, Informative) 99

by n0rr1s (#25510869) Attached to: Small Bird Astounds Scientists With 11,200km Flight

The record is actually for flying the furthest in eight days across the Pacific, not the furthest non-stop flight ever as implied by the headline. Which is not surprising - the common swift, for example, can spend years in the air without landing. http://www.commonswift.org/records_english.html

Nonetheless, these birds are still impressive.

If it smells it's chemistry, if it crawls it's biology, if it doesn't work it's physics.

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