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February 24, 2013

WE HAVE NEW RESPECT FOR THEM

Fruit Flies Force Their Young to Drink Alcohol for Their Own Good

(Thanks to Monique and Suzie Q Wacvet)

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"Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana."

Big deal - my parents did that too (hic).

"... Using toxins in the environment to medicate offspring may be common across the animal kingdom."

And if you don't think so, see virtually any website offering "alternative medicine."

One million Frenchmen fruit flies can't be wrong.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why they're so hard to swat. They never fly in a straight line.

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