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He then filled one tube with water and the other with sugar, marked the top level
of fluid in each, stood the two in the preserving jar with their long ends sticking up
through the holes in the screen cover, and by sleight of hand managed to insert ...
The next day he removed the flies, carefully took each tube, inserted a
hypodermic syringe into the small opening on the turned-up end, and pumped in
water until the fluid level climbed to the mark he had made the previous day.
Then he ...
Some members of the human race have striven mightily to free themselves
entirely of the necessity of imbibing water by substituting other fluids, but this
endeavor has met with limited success. Animals are at best imperfect vessels,
and this ...
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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