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    Have you seen a troublesome housefly break something?

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Mans, Jul 9, 2014.

    Yes I have seen. one night a confused fly was troubling me frequently. That persistent fly sat on my keyboard alternatively.
    I warned it by my hand a few time to leave me and let me to read the web page that I was visiting comfortably , but that annoying fly came back again and sat on the keyboard or monitor screen. Eventually, it made me mad. The last time that it sat on the keyboard, I lost my tolerance, raised my hand and knocked firmly on that fly. I noticed somethings jumped up in the air. Those were two keys of my keyboard
     
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    That's why I use the vacuum cleaner on flies. :D
     
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    I used to live in the country near a farm so flies seemed to think my house was a perfect home for them. I learned at a very young age to quickly grab one in my hand and throw it outside. It was a huuuge issue early on till we renovated and destroyed their secret ways inside.
     
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    Try eating lobster on the beach in Australia. Now that is a fly problem. :)
     
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    This prompts the question: Why would flies be attracted to lobster? The forces of evolution were clearly drunk when that happened. :D
     
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    Well one doesn't typically eat them under water.o_O
     
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    See the Aussie Salute. :rofl:
     
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    That's the point. It's not like flies evolved to love eating lobster; that would imply that, for millions of years, lobsters have been crawling out of the sea to prey on, I don't know, wombats or something. The lobsters stay underwater. The flies stay above water. The wombats stay wherever wombats live (Adelaide, maybe?).

    So lobsters are clearly made of flyfood. Flies arrived first, got hungry, and petitioned God for some food. God smiled upon them and said, "I shall make for thee crustaceans! They shall live under the sea, and when humans, in the form of drunken lobster fishermen, arrive after millions of years, you shall feast! Try the lobsters with drawn butter. They're delicious!" Come to think of it, God may have been drunk himself when He came up with this plan.

    The flies were speechless with gratitude, and because they never evolved the ability to make speeches.

    I'm typing this while my roommate is talking to me endlessly about something utterly boring - he does that a lot. You can tell, can't you? :p :D o_O :whistle:
     
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    I believe you are forgetting the circle of life.

    Flies v lobsters - think decaying dead things on the beach and flies.
     
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    A bee caused me to twist my ankle once. I'm allergic to bee stings, and when a bee got in the house, I tried running away from it only to trip and twist my ankle. I was only 8 or 9 at the time, so I'm not that embarrassed by what happened.
     
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    You are right, basically the sting of bees is painful. Of course the sting of honey bees is not serious but the red bees have bad stings and I avoid them actually.
    Years ago when I was a teenage, one day me and some of my friends went out of the city by our bikes for fun.
    I was driving near the wall of a garden. I sensed something stuck my eyebrow. Then I felt a hard burning in my eyebrow. It was a big red bee that bit me.
    Me and my bike crashed on the ground. My friends noticed that I crashed down. They came back to me and asked, what happened. I couldn't speak because of the burning of the sting. I just shouted, "a damn bee bit me" and then ran toward an stream around. I dived into it with all my cloths, thought, maybe the water soothe my pain but it didn't.
    However, the next day, I was extremely swollen eyes and eyebrows as I couldn't see anywhere. About one week I had that problem along with a pain. Eventually, swelling and pain got better but an itching associated with a mild pain remained for a few days.
    The biggest red bees are in Japan. I have heard the length of some of them is about 5 centimeters. I found this pic of those Japanese bees


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    :eek:Eeek! A giant bee!
     
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    I think I may soil myself if I ever happen to gaze upon my hand with that sitting astride it.:eek:
     
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    :) Yes, it is a dreadful thing for me too, but I know some people love such unpleasant insects among Entomologists. They look at these harmful biters like a treasure.
    You, me and the most of other people don't like them because we haven't a scientific sight on them.
    I saw a researcher tried to go close to a wild, male lion in Africa, just with a stick! I was worried about him but he himself was a lover to the lion and that fascination overcame his consideration.
    Of course such persons know how encounter or behave against such dangerous animals. They know the pattern of these animals' behavior as well, and it is a science itself. Among the person who has allowed that giant bee rests on his hand.
     
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    Yeah that would be a giant hornet. Hope I never see one.
     
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    A troublesome fly can break a marriage.
     
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    Troublesome flies make me wanna drink too much, speaking of! :)
     
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    The next time a fly bothers you so, I recommend that you shoot it with a fully automatic rifle. Throwing your keyboard keys at it probably did nothing to its fear of you. You could also drop some Venus fly trap seeds and dirt between your keys and pour water in there periodically.
     
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    Aside from the crude remarks, 'oftenly'? Really?
     
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    Apparently you haven't seen enough of them.
     
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    The trouble being it is always open?
     
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