Friday, April 09, 2010

Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana

Fruit flies turn in midair with a shrug of their shoulders, article and video.

Fruit flies beat their wings 250 times per second?! Dang.


Philocalist said...

Now then was that Groucho or Karl? :-)

neeraj said...

Fruit flies beat their wings about once every 4 milliseconds ...

... this means 250 times per second!

Anyway, it's astounding.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Dang, I must be getting soft in the head... I read it twice, and I was *sure* it said "four times every millisecond".
(Maybe they changed the post since.)