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Cool eye for the house fly

The Encarta encyclopedia's entry about the fly states that:

The compound eyes of flies are large and are composed of thousands of individual lenses, up to 4,000 in the case of the house fly.

So I don't know that the eyeglasses in this photo are really necessary or helpful to this housefly. But they are cool.


This is an actual photo of a housefly with a teeny-tiny pair of "designer" lenses crafted with a cutting-edge laser technique.

Apparently, no one's actually planning to market the fly eyewear... this was created as an entry in a German science photo competition.

April 4, 2006 in Flies | Permalink


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