Posted on YouTube: a Japanese video of trained flies
(actually they don't look like flies to me... maybe wasps or bees). They roll on their back and then juggle a ball on their legs. While it may be possible to train goldfish
, I don't think it's possible to train flies. (Though, as one person on Digg
pointed out, in laboratory experiments flies have been shown to be capable of learning
.) My guess is that they've been drugged. This would account for them rolling over. Juggling the ball between their legs is probably a reflex action. (via Neatorama
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