Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Bar-tailed godwhat?

This is amazing. Scientists just discovered that a bird known as the "bar-tailed godwit" can fly up to eight days straight without stopping. The bird they were tracking flew from Alaska to New Zealand (7,270 miles) day and night without stopping to sleep or eat!

1 comment:

Colonel Gentleman said...

I just heard about this the other day on NPR, too. It boggles the mind...but in the good way. And to think I get uncomfortable and bored on a 14 hour flight. Well, since I'm just sitting there, that might not be the best comparison, but it's not quite as embarrassing as admitting I'm a wheezy, stumbly mess after a twenty minute run.

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