Says 388 – Spontaneous synchronization.

<quote> Metronomes of the same frequency and resting on the same base are started randomly. They synchronize after a short period of time. In this case the base is free to move. In 1657, Christian Huygens was the first to observe this phenomenon in the form of clock synchronization.

The phenomenon of spontaneous synchronization is found in circadian rhythms, heart& intestinal muscles, insulin secreting cells in the pancreas, menstrual cycles, ambling elephants, marching soldiers, and fireflies, among others.Read the rest