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Defense Dept. Funds "Flying Snake" Study

What weapons are the military conjuring up now? These snakes are real, but there are already too many flying snakes in government. See 23 second video at link.

Science News
U.S. funds study of flying snakes

Published: Nov. 23, 2010 at 12:43 PM

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Defense is funding research to discover how species of Asian snakes are able to glide long distances through the air, researchers say.

Researchers at Virginia Tech are studying how snakes of the genus Chrysopelea, found in Southeast Asia, India and southern China, glide without the benefit of any wings or wing-like parts, The Washington Post reported Monday.

The snakes undulate from side to side, almost as if slithering through the air, to glide from the tops of 200-foot tall trees to land almost 800 feet away.



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I find the topic totally fascinating, I don't believe my tax dollars should fund this endeavor.

It really is interesting!

It really is interesting!

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I copied these from the duplicate post.

That was remarkeable.
Submitted by donvino on Thu, 11/25/2010 - 03:24.
remind me never to visit those places lol

That looked almost like a computer graphic imo.




When I'm outside...
Submitted by northstar on Thu, 11/25/2010 - 03:33.
...I cover my mouth when I yawn now lol

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Submitted by takeaction on Thu, 11/25/2010 - 01:31.
when the guy dropped the snake I wasn't impressed until it took off...that is crazy!

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Thanks northstar for duplicate deletion.

These military people look at the animal world differently than we do.

Remember the dolphins carrying the weapons to explode ships with? The military-industrial complex always has money for this stuff while the rest of the world is crumbling.