Bee Dancing Decoded

This is wicked interesting. Blogs of War pointed the way to this Wired article.

After finding food, scout bees returning to the hive dance on the vertical walls of the honeycomb. A round dance indicates the food is very close, within 35 yards or less. A figure-eight pattern indicates that the food is farther away. The bee indicates the distance to the food by how long it dances; it indicates the food’s richness by how vigorously it dances; and it indicates the food’s direction by the angle the dance deviates from an imaginary line drawn from the current position of the sun to the dance floor. The code is complex and detailed.

They indicate foods direction by the angle the dance deviates from an imaginary line drawn from the current position of the sun. That’s totally crazy. I wish humans had the ability to do things like that. I’m sure we had the ability at one time, but has been lost throughout the ages. It’s too bad most people only use a small percentage of their brain. I want to train mine to work at at least 25% capacity. I’m gonna get started on that soon. Can anyone recommend any excercises I could do to help me achieve this?

  • Fisrt step: Kill your TV

  • Fox

    hmm…. I don’t know if I could do that. I don’t watch alot of TV anyway, but still don’t think I could.

    Is that bad? haha!