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The only necessary item remaining is an experimental animal (or plant). There is
much to be said for the fly. Like taxes, the fly is always with us. As a matter of fact,
there are, at the latest count, about 50,000 kinds of flies sharing "our" world.
Otherwise make up a fresh series. You will be surprised, perhaps chagrined, to
discover that the fly is unbelievably more sensitive than you. In fact, a starving fly
is ten million times more sensitive. You console yourself with the thought that he ...
This fact, too, can be demonstrated with the proboscis response, but the only way
for a fly to say "No" is to retract his proboscis, and it can be retracted only if it is
first extended. Accordingly, one prepares several saucers of sugared water.
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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