Breathe Laugh Twitch: Headline = comically wrong fail stupidSubmitter = hiding in cave for the past five yearsGoogle "swarm theory" and be enlightened. The starlings' behavior can be captured by two or three simple rules that each bird executes... like "stay twenty inches away from other starlings" and "fly away from falcons".
DrPainMD: FTA: "How do so many birds move in three dimensions in such dynamic and tightly-packed aggregations without crashing into each other?"Ummm... birds do sometimes collide when flying in flocks. Same with fish swimming in schools, etc.
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