Undertoad Tuesday Apr 4 12:03 PM
4/4/2006: Housefly with glasses
barefoot serpent Tuesday Apr 4 01:44 PM
Is it just the frames or are there actual lenses in them too? I can't tell from the pic -- but there appears to be no distortion from refraction.
ferret88 Tuesday Apr 4 01:48 PM
Is that a Gargoyles(tm) logo on those shades?
CaptainWingSauce Tuesday Apr 4 02:41 PM
Just like the fly itself, the glasses also poop on everything they land on.
Pancake Man Tuesday Apr 4 07:32 PM
Welcome to the Cellar, WingSauce!
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Apr 4 08:17 PM
Wonder what they're made of?
Kagen4o4 Wednesday Apr 5 02:32 AM
flies only land to shit. (or so the legend goes)
Undertoad Wednesday Apr 5 09:30 AM
Reminds me of an old joke which I think is cookied. Guy goes into a pet store and says "I'd like a fly, please." Shopkeeper: "A fly? We don't sell flies here!" "Oh but you've got one in the window!"
capnhowdy Wednesday Apr 5 08:29 PM
This could be the 'fly on the wall' We've all heard about. Highly covert. Those are actually spy glasses.
Elspode Friday Apr 7 03:03 PM
Yo, baby...dem glasses be lookin' really fly, man! Sheeit!
Lizsun Monday Apr 10 06:06 PM
fly with me
I think he's really quite a cute one. Bet he does well on his college entrance exams. Maybe then he'll get a job and support me. "Don't swat me. Don't swat me! I'm not a fly! I'm Jeff Goldblum!"
Sun_Sparkz Tuesday Apr 11 05:02 AM
Kagen4o4 Tuesday Apr 11 07:44 AM
humans are at a stage where there is literally nothing better to do, than to put glasses on a fly.
mlandman Tuesday Apr 11 10:41 AM
couldn't agree more
What a F'n waste of research and money.
Cyclefrance Tuesday Apr 11 11:56 AM
Might as well add the old chestnut to the fly jokes section that is building here:
Elspode Tuesday Apr 11 02:44 PM
I'm pretty sure the fly was already dead when they did this. If not, I'm even more certain that the intense electron beam involved in the electronmicroscopy used to make the image would have finished him off.
milkfish Tuesday Apr 11 05:56 PM
The hard vacuum and the deposited metal coating are also not things calculated to make a critter thrive.
Kagen4o4 Tuesday Apr 11 07:11 PM
a waste of money??? they can test their abilities in making things small without worrying about screwing up. its not the fact that they put glasses on a fly that people would give them money for. its the fact that they CAN do it.
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Apr 11 08:18 PM
Sure, it's just a demonstration of their micro-machining capabilities. If they made a tiny gear and magnified it enough for you to see, it would just look like a gear big enough to see.
capnhowdy Tuesday Apr 11 09:27 PM
I'd like to see a lot more of these micro shots. Hell, I had a fly in my eye yesterday and I couldn't see him this well. Time to break out the old microscope. Fleas are really weird to see in this magnafication. I'm glad insects are small. Imagine a 150 lb. fly. ouch.
Kagen4o4 Tuesday Apr 11 10:23 PM