Experiment! How Does An Owl Fly So Silently? | Super Powered Owls | BBC

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Oswald Rayleigh : less flap more glide...

Trap Music Now. : Oh, Hedwig.

Sperm Dealer : Now imagine the narrator reading you some bedtime story

GreatGrandCarrot : This proves that owls are just winged cats.

ValleyoftheKings64 : Ten points to Gryffindor!

MaXGTS1 : I can fart as silently as this owl flies. The smell I generate is horrific.

Neo polly : (Pigeon flies) Lol so clumsy and noisy. (Hawk flies) Better, still not discreet though. (Owl flies) ...There's nothing and it scares me.

villevn : That's pretty damn suspicious, I say. Just think about it: 1) They do all their bidding at night, so we can't see what they're up to. 2) Apparently, they're also super silent, so we can't even hear what they're scheming either! Conclusion: Owls = Illuminati. #goddamnit #fooledusall

Green : So that's why no one noticed birds carrying letters in London...

Tariq Khan : Night vision, No noise, Long glide, Sharp talons = Ultimate Stealth fighter.

Rob Lee : the speaker's voice is so relaxing

I'm a cow : how does an owl fly silently? simple answer: They are ninjas in disguise.

Abdullah Moiz : that's why wizards use owls muggles from BBC wouldn't understand

DJ: D’ŸÚŁÏØ JÏMĖŃËŻ : I was watching this and then I realized the irony that I’m watching this with my profile picture and name.

DraceArios : I can't tell you how many times I've looked up and saw a majestic owl then thought to myself, "Wow! Where did my roof go?"

Skye Hazel : it's so fluffy! I just want to hug it! XD

Duck : That's why the owl in hearthstone has the silence effect ;)

pra izz : pigeon = honda civic peregrine falcon = ferrari FXX own = tesla P100D

J Budi : Why is the owl given a starting height of two blocks (approximately three feet at 0:23) higher than the pigeon and hawk?! Seriously now, BBC, all the owl had to do was coast at a slightly downward angle for most of the trip to the other side which required minimal effort (or wing flaps, whatever). The 'loud birds' had to fly the same distance but also fly to a point at the same altitude, requiring them to beat their wings and make noise. Please explain why you didn't give all three birds the same starting positions of height, until you do I see this 'super powered silent owls' video as a failure of basic research.

Luis Bueno : Ask the beasts, and they will teach you; and the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you; and the fish of the sea will explain to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this, in whose hand is the life of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind? Job 12:7-10

Andre George : Why did they give the owl twice the elevation for takeoff in comparison to what the other 2 had.... Owl privilege

Green : You're a wizard Hedwig

Haze Newman : satisfying and astonishingly calming

Factologist : The beauty of EVOLUTION

Slobbo : This is soo masterfully directed & edited, I'm speechless.

borgus schmorgus : isn't the reason behind owls flying silent have to deal t with the type of feathers that they have?

Dan Anthony : I'm not entirely convinced this is the only reason for the owl being more silent than the others. The owl starts its flight at a higher level (on a box sitting on the stool vs. just the stool), so it is able to glide more without flapping. Also, I could be wrong, but I vaguely remember a wildlife demonstration we had in elementary school where the guy had a wing off a dead hawk and compared it to a wing of a dead owl. When he waved the hawk wing you could hear it cutting through the air. But when he waved the owl wing around, no matter how fast he flapped it, it remained silent. I don't really remember what his explanation was, but I think it had something to do with how the feathers were different. Can anyone help out?

John Null : If I was sober would this video still be interesting?

Sachin Prakash raj : Harry potter

CoolbreezeFromSteam : Owl looks so strange in slo mo. It's like a small log is flying through the air

samfisher01 : The pidgeon sounds like zoidberg when it flies

Josi : I want to be one of the people conducting these tests. Heck, I just want to be the bird handler so I can touch a peregrine and an owl.

John Renz Avila : this is the most beautiful thing i've ever seen today

Brandon Sanchez Rojas : You should see me trying to get food in the middle of the night I'll be more quieter than a owl sleeping

Shaba Laba Ding Dong : The owl knows de wae

Wyatt Cusick : For some reason the owl always looks like it's smiling

Sophia Vu : Why is this so soothing... Lol!

Abhinav Nambiar : Somehow, relaxing!

Chin Choppa : I use to like turtles, but now i like owls.

Komentator : In indonesia it is called “burung hantu” or “ghost bird”. I do know why.

Nananki : Silent as death. Beautiful.

c6786 : I love how they made the birds' flight paths into sound waves. That's really creative

Wolframio Sinué : If this is an experiment, WHY THE START POINT WERE NOT SETTED AT THE SAME ALTITUDE? In the three cases the start point changed, specially the owl one, it was higher so he just glide over the mics...

MaKos2004 : Who the hell narrates this..? His voice is so.. Soothing.. So relaxing...

Olerius 123 : Owl is Soo cute ant it has a mohawk on above it's beak

May Not : #teamrowlet

Tyler Randolph : He does fly silent but: Bad data. The Owl had an extra 18" of vertical vs the other birds for that short of a glide path etc etc

Sid Usa : the owl flying over feathers could be ad commercial for Mercedes benz

David Preza : he's got Dead Silence on

My Digital Teacher : *Imagine if we didnt have slow mo cam and microphones we would never learn these minute mind blowing scientific hacks of these animals*