Study Teaches You The Best Way To Swat A Fly

August 29, 2008

Researchers in the U.S. have come out with a new study which shows exactly why it is so hard to swat a fly, and what the best way is to do it!.Boston (ChattahBox) – Researchers in the U.S. have come out with a new study which shows exactly why it is so hard to swat a fly, and what the best way is to do it!

Scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have carried out a study, looking at how a fly reacts when you go to swat it.

Flies are very tough to get at times, as they seem to have this ability to duck and dodge out of just about every scenario.

What scientists have found is that they have the ability to sense a threat, and then plan an escape before it happens.

They go into what is called pre-flight mode, so they can get out of the way of any threat quickly.

Basically what they are saying is if you want to hit a fly, don’t aim where they are sitting.

The best way to swat a fly according to the study is to move slowly.

Researchers found that a fly has trouble detecting slower movements.

The study has been published in the journal Current Biology.


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