Imagine an airplane. Good. Also imagine that a small metal shaving has lodged itself into a mechanism of the air-conditioning so that pieces of metal are fed into the spinning fans. This produces a huge pile of identically-shaped metal shavings; some fly off into the electronics bay. The size, shape and composition of the shaving is exactly so that the navigation is subtly, but precisely changed to cause the plane to veer ridiculously close to other planes. Cargo bay doors are also sabotaged, opening up and releasing a payload of metal shavings over other planes, hoping that one will lodge in the exact same place in its air-conditioning unit to start the cycle over again.
This sounds completely ludicrous, but the complexity is on par with what rabies virus exhibits every single day in its hosts around the world. How the hell does it does this? Continue reading