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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.

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.