- 1 What is the airspeed velocity of a swallow?
- 2 What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow *?
- 3 How fast can an African swallow fly?
- 4 What is the African Swallow quote from Monty Python?
- 5 Could a swallow carry a coconut?
- 6 What are the three questions asked in Monty Python?
- 7 Can a five ounce bird carry a one pound coconut?
- 8 Do coconuts migrate?
- 9 How many times a second does a swallow beat its wings?
- 10 What does the French guy say in Monty Python?
- 11 Who is the best Monty Python member?
- 12 What do the monks chant in Monty Python?
What is the airspeed velocity of a swallow?
In the end, it’s concluded that the airspeed velocity of a (European) unladen swallow is about 24 miles per hour or 11 meters per second.
What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow *?
Taylor et al. show that as a rule of thumb, the speed of a flying animal is roughly 3 times frequency times amplitude (U ≈ 3fA). to estimate that the airspeed velocity of an unladen European Swallow is 10 meters per second.
How fast can an African swallow fly?
So, answering the main question here, the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow is something like 20.1 miles per hour or 9 meters per second.
What is the African Swallow quote from Monty Python?
Guard 1: Oh yeah. An African swallow, maybe — but not a European swallow, that’s my point. Guard 2: Oh yeah, I agree with that. King Arthur: [exasperated] Will you ask your master if he wants to join my court at Camelot?!
Could a swallow carry a coconut?
Let’s examine. First, it’s suggested that a typical European swallow weighs 5 ounces and must beat its wings 43 times per second in order to maintain airspeed velocity. This is given as evidence that the bird could not, in fact, carry a 1-pound coconut.
What are the three questions asked in Monty Python?
King Arthur was the fourth- the first two questions were the same as for Lancelot, Robin and Galahad, but the third was: “What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?” Arthur asked which kind of swallow: African or European, and when the bridgekeeper answered “I don’t know that”, he was thrown into the gorge
Can a five ounce bird carry a one pound coconut?
It’s a simple question of weight ratios! A five–ounce bird could *not* carry a one–pound coconut! Arthur: (exasperated) Well it doesn’t matter!
Do coconuts migrate?
Coconuts cannot migrate. However, they can be carried by certain species of swallow to climates that normally would be unable to grow palm trees. Adventurers, kings, or persons with a holy mandate will often take advantage of this fact by employing a lackey to emulate a horse using said coconut halves.
How many times a second does a swallow beat its wings?
By comparing the European Swallow with bird species of similar body mass, we can estimate that the swallow beats its wings 18 times a second with an amplitude of 18 cm: Note that even the tiny Zebra Finch flaps its wings no more than 27 times a second while cruising.
What does the French guy say in Monty Python?
French: Go and boil your bottoms, you sons of a silly person. French: You don’t frighten us, English pig dogs. Go and boil your bottoms, you sons of a silly person. I blow my nose at you, so-called “Arthur King,” you and all your silly English K-nig-hts.
Who is the best Monty Python member?
ERIC IDLE was the nicest of the six members of Monty Python. He was born in the North of England… well when I say the nicest he wasn’t absolutely the nicest. Michael Palin is generally recognized as being the nicest. Actually Terry Jones is pretty nice too and certainly he’s very nice at parties.
What do the monks chant in Monty Python?
In several scenes the monks chant in Latin: “Pie Jesu domine, dona eis requiem”. The translation of this is: “Merciful Lord Jesus, grant them rest.” It’s part of the standard Latin funeral rite.