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While a prostrate stenographer evoked no compassion, a cage full of dead flies
constituted a powerful argument for air-conditioning in the eyes of the
administration. On this particular day, however, all the windows were open in a
vain effort to ...
mounted on the stand that balanced the cage, was a minute pot of mercury.
Fortunately for us, flies do not run around a cage from top to bottom; instead they
pace from end to end like proper zoo animals. Accordingly, the cage teeters like a
Pinned on the walls of many laboratories engaged in studies of this sort is a
famous cartoon in which one rat in a cage is remarking to his roommate, "Boy,
have I got this guy trained. Every time I press the lever he gives me a pellet of
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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