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Old Feb 3, 2007, 5:17 PM   #1
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Old Feb 3, 2007, 6:58 PM   #2
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Nicely done. Is this the missing geese formation, seems a few geese short of a flock.

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Old Feb 3, 2007, 7:13 PM   #3
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Beep beep! Very nice picture, Bill.
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Old Feb 3, 2007, 7:38 PM   #4
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Clean, neat, clever. Very nice!
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Old Feb 3, 2007, 9:38 PM   #5
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Nice work.

Hey Selvin, you know how geese generally fly in a "Vee" formation. One side of the vee is usually longer than the other. Do you know why? Does anybody know?

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Old Feb 4, 2007, 3:34 PM   #6
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Nice, Bill!

Cal, I think the "V" is longer on the west side in the Northern hemisphere and on the east in the Southern. This is because of the magnetic feild and differs depending on the hemishere.

Actually the "V" is used to conserve energy....the trailing geese are "drafting" on the leaders. They rotate through the front, as would a line of cyclists. As they change leaders, the line grows in one direction and shrinks in the other....

Or, maybe it's the rotation of the earth!

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Old Feb 4, 2007, 5:46 PM   #7
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Come on, now! You guys/gals should have spotted this as a trick question! One side of the V is longer than the other because there are more geese on that side! :G:G

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Okay, Cal. I was going to say because there are more geese on one side, but figured I'd get laughed off the board.

I do wonder, though, if maybe it isn't do to which side the geese join the group on. That V can get awfully large across the back if you are the last one to join. If you were a goose and flew in from the east to join and the west side is shorter, would you want to fly across the width of the V to make the V perfect?:-)

Just my thoughts after my ridiculous guess earlier.
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Old Feb 5, 2007, 4:44 AM   #9
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Cal,

I was actually going to get even sillier and suggest that geese with stronger right wings line up and one side and those with stronger left wings the other side... oh well.

You're asking an island boy who didn't even notice geese flying in formation the 5 years he spent in Chicago.

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