Do yourself a favor, look up "bird-safe glass tunnel testing".

-Read how they do it.

-Realize that this is very serious business that affects building codes globally.

-Marvel at this and share the info with everyone you know.

literally, it's:

-catch a bunch of birds
-stick them in a tunnel with pieces of glass (with nets in front of them) in said tunnel
-count how many birds don't fly around the glass but try to smack into it and instead get caught in the nets


@hafnia The Ford Motor Credit building in Dearborn Michigan has a long covered walkway from the parking lot to the front door that also has top to bottom glass sides to prevent snow drifting over. I can only assume it was built before this practice, because they ended up putting decals of large birds in flight because the geese (and other birds) that are common in the area kept crashing into (or through) it. It was enough to convince them to adjust course.

@hafnia I imagine this is the avian equivalent of UFO abduction stories

@hafnia I'm in awe of this. It is one of those methodologies that is so obvious, so pure, that it seems absurd.

How do you test if birds will clash into your glass? You release a bunch of birds and see if they clash into the glass. Can't get more accurate than that.

@hafnia I'm glad their marketing teams are considering the very important bird segment in their usability tests. Bird-tested, human approved.


Do yourself another favour, and look up how the Navy determined the whole-body vibration frequency that induces the most sea-sickness.

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