“The research suggests that the best way of swatting a fly is to creep up slowly and aim ahead of its location.”
Well, duh. I bet those researchers spent months trying to work out how to get the last ship in Space Invaders too.
Experience tells me that a good flyswat (one that doesn’t push air in front of it as it moves – that’s important) and a modicum of dexterity are the main things needed to hit a fly. With practice you can even remove the head and leave the rest of the body intact, although it’s not pleasant to clear up.
BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Fly’s brain ‘senses swat threat’
Microsoft’s Photosynth is pretty amazing, and I just couldn’t wait to take lots of photos of something to try it out. Combined with laziness, I ended up doing my own head. (You’ll need to install the plugin.)
Karl’s Head photosynthed
Microsoft have used their MSN network to study the Six Degrees of Separation theory and seem to think the average number is about six after all. Which I could have told them anyway…
The good news is my Six Degrees Facebook application gets a mention at the bottom of the Guardian article.
BBC NEWS | Technology | Study revives six degrees theory
Proof! Just six degrees of separation between us
Six Degrees of Separation on Facebook