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Subject: Re: The Microwave and the fruit fly controversy
NNTP-Posting-Date: Sun, 01 Dec 2002 23:58:08 GMT
Organization: AT&T Broadband
Date: Sun, 01 Dec 2002 23:58:08 GMT
> The Microwave and the fruit fly controversy
> I finally got my little insect, similar to a fruit fly but apparently
> more fragile. The insect was inserted on a plastic container and
> placed on the microwave oven. A glass cup with some water to provide
> some load was also placed on the 700 W oven.
> After 1 minute the insect was still flying.
End of summer. Fruit flies buzzing everywhere. Don't you just hate it?
> After 2 minutes the insect was walking.
Darn pesky little things are tough, aren't they?
> One little wing was down.
Now you're getting somewhere.
> After 3 minutes the insect was apparently death.
Did you order a little casket?
> I fell guilty about this an I apologize to the groups that protect
> the animals and I promise to never do it again.
Vlad, Vlad, Vlad, it's not like you impaled its little thorax on a
sewing needle or anything, so no need to apologize. And don't feel
guilty about eradicating annoying insect pests. At least you, unlike
me, actually succeeded in getting the job done. Those things are near
impossible to swat, so last summer I felt pretty smug when I lured
about a dozen of them into the microwave oven. I pushed the frazzle
button with glee and expectantly poked my nose up against the oven
door. One minute, two minutes, three minutes... nothing - except a
dozen fruit flies mindlessly doing loop-de-loops. Disgusting. What
a disappointment. Guess I should have done my wavelength math.