Scientific secrets behind swatting flies revealed

London, Sep 21: The problem of swatting a fly, which has plagued mankind for eternity may now have a solution.

According to Professor Jim Hardie, director of science at the Royal Entomological Society, flies process seven times as much information in a second than a human, and they also have '360 degree vision' and 'very fine hairs that will detect air movement,' making any kind of stealthy approach difficult.

Nigel Wyatt, curator of diptera at the Natural History Museum's Department of Life Sciences, said lies have evolved over millions of years to escape predators, the Independent reported.

To counteract a fly's reaction speed, the attempt should be made in the morning when the cool air makes it more sluggish.

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