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 Posted: Tue Dec 13th, 2011 09:14 pm
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If a fly lands on your computer screen and you try to chase it off with the mouse thingey.  The fly is smart enough to know that little arrow comming towards it is no threat.  It won't move. 

But if you lift your hand which is two foot away from the fly, it will move. 

I'm wondering if the fly can see the mouse arrow, or if it is really that smart. 

PS.  This is a question for Tractorman, as he knows a lot about flies. 



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 Posted: Tue Dec 13th, 2011 09:28 pm
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I think they are pretty smart because they always seem to know if I have a fly swatter in my hand. 



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 Posted: Tue Dec 13th, 2011 09:32 pm
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Robert wrote: If a fly lands on your computer screen and you try to chase it off with the mouse thingey.  The fly is smart enough to know that little arrow comming towards it is no threat.  It won't move. 

But if you lift your hand which is two foot away from the fly, it will move. 

I'm wondering if the fly can see the mouse arrow, or if it is really that smart. 

PS.  This is a question for Tractorman, as he knows a lot about flies. 


I fish with minners...........

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 Posted: Tue Dec 13th, 2011 09:35 pm
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Robert wrote:  

PS.  This is a question for Tractorman, as he knows a lot about flies. 

Some of his politics draw flies..............:kick:

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 Posted: Tue Dec 13th, 2011 09:53 pm
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Robert wrote:
If a fly lands on your computer screen and you try to chase it off with the mouse thingey.  The fly is smart enough to know that little arrow comming towards it is no threat.  It won't move. 

But if you lift your hand which is two foot away from the fly, it will move. 

I'm wondering if the fly can see the mouse arrow, or if it is really that smart. 

PS.  This is a question for Tractorman, as he knows a lot about flies. 


I know that Hopper's sheep can tell when his fly is down or up

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 Posted: Tue Dec 13th, 2011 10:42 pm
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Jami wrote: I think they are pretty smart because they always seem to know if I have a fly swatter in my hand. 


 

I noticed that too.  You can walk into a room with a bunch of flies in it, go pick up a fly swatter, and they all disappear.  :who:



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 Posted: Tue Dec 13th, 2011 11:08 pm
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The old reflexes are still there...

I caught a fly barehanded that was bothering me at McDonald's the other morning. And, yes, I washed my hands before finishing breakfast.


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 Posted: Wed Dec 14th, 2011 12:07 am
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Bob Of Burleson wrote:
The old reflexes are still there...

I caught a fly barehanded that was bothering me at McDonald's the other morning. And, yes, I washed my hands before finishing breakfast.


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 Posted: Wed Dec 14th, 2011 12:18 am
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NO Flies are pretty stupid. Any mother who would put her baby in Cow Poop or dead animals has to be pretty stupid. Yeah flies are pretty crappy bugs. And just think if you had a kid and it looked like a maggot? No not smart.

I can't imagine a fly showing a photo of his kid, "He looks just like his dad, What a cute little maggot" NO pretty stupid.



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 Posted: Wed Dec 14th, 2011 03:29 am
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Well, since Tractor man can't answer my question, I am applying for a $100,000 grant from the government to determine how smart flies are.

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 Posted: Wed Dec 14th, 2011 03:34 am
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It's been done:

http://nootropics.com/misc/smartflies.html

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 Posted: Wed Dec 14th, 2011 06:35 am
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Pretty Good When Ya Consider They Have A Life Span Of About 3 Days.

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