How to catch the common housefly
with bare hands
- Position open palms, face-in, equi-distant from resting housefly in the middle. Start some distance away so as not to alarm it.
- Gradually move both palms together, closing in on unsuspecting prey, making sure palms are always equi-distant to fly.
- When palms are about 6 inches apart, slam palms together.
Apparently, the fly reacts to threat in a very simple manner: by flying off directly away from the threat. By approaching it simultaneously from two opposite directions, it gets confused. (Heck, after a few beers
, you can catch me the same way!)
Try it this summer - on the flies, I mean - it really works.