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Next take a mixture of rubbing alcohol and sugar and place a drop on the needle
by deftly flicking the needle in and out of the solution. A supple wrist aids greatly.
Now, under the microscope or magnifying glass, in the nearby light of a strong ...
If a fly were to encounter a minute drop of sugar and some unkind biologist
removed the drop as soon as the fly had had the briefest of tastes, the poor beast
would begin to dance. It reminds one of a person dancing in anger or frustration.
It appears for all the world as though it were searching for the lost drop of sugar.
One really cannot say that it is searching for there is no way of knowing. In the
sense that a rocket with a homing device searches for an aircraft, the fly searches
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Arseny - LibraryThing
Great book, and it reads surprisingly well. The only sign of age really is the use of pronouns (the scientist is always "he", even despite the fact that female science students are mentioned several ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - juglicerr - LibraryThing
I thought that this book was hysterical. It is not the book for people wanted all the scientific facts about flies, although it does have some interesting tidbits along the way. Instead, it cheerfully ... Read full review