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#1    reyz2006

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 11:59 AM

I heard from a few people that if you put salt on a fly it will come back to life.
I think it probably works better if it recently died or so i heard.  hmm.gif


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Posted 26 July 2005 - 04:10 PM

HAHAHA funny of course it doesn't bring to life.You can, however, use it in a little recipe I like to call,'Salty Dead Fly Pasties'.Yum original.gif

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 04:34 PM

I have a sneaking suspicion that some folks are trying to invent their own urban myths. yes.gif

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 04:43 PM

Theres something much funner than killing a fly then drying it up.
Catch a bee, freeze it for a while in the freezer, after that while bring buzzy out tie a piece of string to his body and when he wakes up he'll start flying and you'll have you're bee kite.


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Posted 26 July 2005 - 05:01 PM

Anyone want some Salty Dead Fly Pasties?

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 08:23 PM

no it doesn't work but you can freeze various insect, including flies and they will wake up after their body warmth up.


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Posted 27 July 2005 - 06:09 AM

Yeah...I dont think thats going to work. As everyone else said, you can freeze things or even keep them in the fridge for a while and they wake up once they warm up. I have meal worms in my fridge right now and its weird watching them "come back to life."

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 07:19 AM

It's not an urban legend (the fly thingy) - it's true! I've done it a number of times but it is not 'bringing it back to life' - just sucking the water (using the salt) out of it.

It goes like this...
catch a fly but don't squish it
submerge it in water until it drowns and stops moving blink.gif
put your drowned fly on a flat surface
cover it with ordinary salt (a mound until it is burried and covered by the salt)
wait 1-2 minutes and the fly will crawl out and fly away...voila

it does work, the fly is not really dead just unable to breath cause of the water in its 'lungs?' - the salt sucks the water out and revives it (I think).

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 07:35 AM

ya we used to do this all the time when we were small. one time we squished one by accident and we put it in the water, poured salt on it, and it just stayed there. we also tried it with a beetle.


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Posted 27 July 2005 - 02:15 PM

no way don't treat corpses like that if you don't mind original.gif

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 09:45 PM

QUOTE(ai_guardian @ Jul 27 2005, 03:19 AM)
It's not an urban legend (the fly thingy) - it's true! I've done it a number of times but it is not 'bringing it back to life' - just sucking the water (using the salt) out of it.

It goes like this...
catch a fly but don't squish it
submerge it in water until it drowns and stops moving blink.gif
put your drowned fly on a flat surface
cover it with ordinary salt (a mound until it is burried and covered by the salt)
wait 1-2 minutes and the fly will crawl out and fly away...voila

it does work, the fly is not really dead just unable to breath cause of the water in its 'lungs?' - the salt sucks the water out and revives it (I think).

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Too cool. I want to try that. Haha.


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Posted 27 July 2005 - 09:51 PM

It must be tough being a fly.   rolleyes.gif

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 11:14 PM

Or you could just make a fly kite like from the Simsons

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 03:52 AM

that's cool... happy.gif

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 11:33 AM

That actually works? Weird.

btw meal worms creep me out more than anything *twitch*

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