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thedoc

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Why do flies fly in circles around a room?
« on: 22/07/2012 05:30:02 »
Di Smith  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Why do flies in a room circulate in the same place for hours. They fly out , around the room and then fly back into a specific circle?

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Di
   
What do you think?
« Last Edit: 22/07/2012 05:30:02 by _system »

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Re: Why do flies fly in circles around a room?
« Reply #1 on: 22/07/2012 21:50:33 »
Well , I've heard that flies have a very weak memory , so when you slap at an annoying fly it obviously flies away but after just a few seconds it comes flying back to the same place; this happens because of the fly's weak memory.

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