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Normally I don't agree with any kind of killing, even of flies, but
idea for a better fly control mechanism cannot be denied. It's
as per the title: Planets of Dead and Dying Flies.
It's a simple mechanical device which attaches to any light bulb
that hangs from a ceiling.
It consists of an orary type array of balls
which orbit the bulb as if it were the star at the centre of a
of planets. Flies which are normally attracted to a light source
naturally venture closer, easily navigating a pathway between the
rotating spheres, but wait, the spheres have been treated with a
coating of that sticky stuff that flies simply adore.
This means that in time, they become covered with a mass of
and dying flies. Fly coated planets can be removed from their
and posted to Zag labs for research purposes, with freshly coated
replacements returned in exchange.
Inside-out mosquito net
Prior Art [8th of 7, Aug 31 2013]
||[+] More morbidly entertaining than flypaper.
||However, I have never understood why flypaper
indeed these flyballs) cannot contain, in addition
the glue, something which kills flies on contact.
There is nothing more gruesome than seeing a
flies glued in place, waggling their legs for days on
||[EDIT: apparently flypaper used to contain arsenic
which, not surprisingly, was banned. However,
you'd think some more benign insecticide could
||So which one is correct; Orary or Orrery? Oh the horrery...
||Not sure... Predictive text on iPad put in orary... Will
check. Seems like either can be used.
||Morbid and a little bit disgusting. [+]