A4_9 Buffalo Wings

Jack Terry, Nabeelah Jinnah, Aleisha Hogan, Beth Henderson


'Buffalo wings' are a popular type of fried chicken wings. In this paper we examine the difference
in size between these wings and the hypothetical wings that an actual buffalo would need in order
to be able to fly. Using a fixed wing approximation, we determine that to produce suffcient lift a
buffalo would need a pair of wings 31 times larger than those of a chicken, or 31 separate pairs of
chicken-sized wings.

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