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Offline cheryl j

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Do flies sleep?
« on: 23/11/2011 06:12:14 »
Do flies sleep?
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Do flies sleep?
« Reply #1 on: 23/11/2011 09:23:51 »
There's a stroke of luck, a passing fly, I'll ask him.

"Excuse me Mr Fly, do you ever sleep?"

Hehehe, now while he's distracted, thinking I am interested in conversing with him..."

XXX THWACK XXX

Opps, perhaps I should have let him answer first, no matter, I'll find another one..... "I say, cooee, Mr F-l-yyyyyyy-eeeeeee, come to meeeeee, I want to ask you a question."

"Not bloody likely, I saw what you did to my mate! I'm off out-a here"


OK, cut the silliness now.

Yes, it seems flies do sleep and even take naps, look at this study of fruit flies carried out at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.
 

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