While reading the news online, pretty much the only way I'm informed these days, I see this headline about flies, "They See It Coming". The short article is about how flies can see people coming at them and how quickly they react. Seriously, a study was needed to learn this? I thought that was common knowledge. How many times does it take you to kill a fly? I know I'm a pretty comical figure myself, chasing and swatting at the nasty things, occasionally muttering under my breath something that not's exactly spiritually uplifting. My mom was quite the ninja fly swatter, though. She could kill them with one swift swat. I did not inherit her skills, so I usually throw down my fly swatter after several minutes of frustration. I have to wait until the pesky things are stuck behind the window blinds and then I swat at them, blinds and all. Yes, I'm sure I will need to replace my window blinds fairly soon. But a scientific study was done to inform the world how quickly the little fly brain responds for survival take-off when it sees someone menacingly approaching. How 'bout that?