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Animals of Flight

ANIMALS OF FLIGHT NATURE'S WONDERS 1. the act, manner or power of flying flight\flit\n 2. the distance covered or the course taken by a flying object 3. a trip by an airplane, glider, etc. 4. one of Superman's powers OK, so number four may not be listed in the dictionary under flight, but it should be. Just poll 100 people off the street and see for yourself how many of them answer flight as their most wanted superpower. Here's a hint: It's a lot. The thing is, flight is one of nature and, up until about 100 years ago, mankind's greatest wonders. Seriously, they should change the Seven Wonders of the World to the Eight Wonders of the World. ONE-OF-A-KIND FLYERS STEALTHY FLYING IS A HOOT!! Owls aren't just big-eyed, goofy-looking birds. Well, they are, but they're more. Owls can rotate their heads nearly 270 degrees in either direction – humans can barely turn Bats aren't birds; they're mammals. As a result, they're the only mammal naturally capable of true and sustained flight. Not to mention, they hunt in the dark using high-pitched SILENT- DEADLY sonar sounds. Remarkable? Yes. Cute? Not so much. ours 90 degrees. Also, most owls' wings are constructed in such a manner that they can fly nearly silent – adding a whole new meaning to "silent but deadly." FREAKIN' FAST FLYIN' FALCON The Peregrine Falcon is the fastest-flying animal on the planet, reaching speeds of up to 217 mph. You HUM... SAY THAT AGAIN? Hummingbirds may be the smallest bird around, but that doesn't mean diddly-squat to them. Check it: Hummingbirds can flap their wings 12-90 times per second, fly backwards and reach speeds of 32 mph. They can even have a heart rate of up to 1,260 beats per could cross Rhode Island Icould eat a horse nearly six times in one hour at that speed or travel across Weeeeeeee! the United States in 15 hours. minute and, contrary to popular belief, do not suddenly die if they stop flying. AND YOU THINK YOU'VE BEEN A SITTING DUCK ... HUNGRY? PSHH! ISPONSHS OR SITTING DODO? Hummingbirds are always on the verge of starving to death. In fact, they're able to store just enough energy from nectar and insects to survive overnight. The next time you say you're starving, just be happy you're not a hummingbird. It's simple. Ducks can fly. Dodos could not. That saying should be changed. After all, ducks are still here. Dodos – well, you know the rest. Federated Staten Mieronesia 33e DID YOU JUST SAY FLYING FISH? Some species of fish can "fly." It's a defense to escape predators. They shoot out of the water as a dolphin would, but once out of the water, they spread their pectoral fins and glide through the air for as long as 45 seconds or 50 meters. It gives the phrase "flex your pecs" a whole new meaning. Can't touch this! SNAKE CHARMER? MORE LIKE SNAKE FLYER SPARTAN COLLEGE A snake that can fly? There is a creepy crawler that can glide as far as 100 meters by propelling OF AERONAUTICS TECHNOLOGY Sources fuh http:/ itself from a tree. It's no "Snakes on a Plane," but it's as close as it gets. Where's Samuel L. Jackson when you need him? Falcon A) http://enwikipedia.orglwiki/Chrysopelea htm http://etcustedu/clipart/2100/2179/fying-fsh_1em http://en.wikipedia.orgwiki/BataHunting 20 feeding 2C and_drinking

Animals of Flight

shared by nicolehberlin on Sep 25
Nature's ability to fly has contributed to man's fascination with flight. Check out these great animals of flight!


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