Friday, October 17, 2008

What I've Learned in the Past 24 Hours

Philippians 4:3 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! (NIV)

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. (NIV)

1. God likes to be sure there is no room for misinterpretation:
- Rejoice ALWAYS
- Be joyful ALWAYS
- Give thanks in ALL circumstances

2. When He says "always" and "in all cirumstances" he even means when you are infested with fruit flies.

3. Fruit flies were created by God to have amazing sensory ability...they can smell food and breeding grounds from a very far distance

4. Fruit flies live for 10 days

5. Fruit flies lay eggs frequently, and the eggs can hatch within just a few hours

6. Most fruit flies can find their way back out of a container covered with plastic wrap if there are very small holes in it.

7. Fruit flies know better than to go into an open oven for food

8. They will fly to the highest point of a container to find their way out (therefore using a cut off soda bottle with the top inverted works pretty well as a trap)

9. A fruit fly within four inches of the end of a vacuum cleaner hose will get sucked in

10. Fruit flies can soon as they hear the sound of the vacuum cleaner they all disappear.

And my personal favorite:
I can be incredibly sadistic when it comes to ridding our home of bugs!


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I have learned a few things about fruit flies that I forgot to mention. First I'm not sure why they live so long as they are so DUMB! You can walk right up to them with a fly swatter, rolled up paper,shoe ect. and they just sit there until you kill them. The dog can bark the kids yell "here's one" and they just stay there until you smash them. Second, the cold weather doesn't hurt them. They have no preference of what they like, as long as its in the kitchen. And bathroom, trash can, wall,or whatever they can land on!
They will get in your Frig if the door is open and stay there until you open it again. They are usually found in the bottom or stuck to the sides the next time you open the door. I heard once where you can put fruit in your microwave and leave the door open. then when they all get inside you NUKE the little buzzards until there is nothing left. thats one you might like to try when you get tired of the vacuum cleaner. Which I might try. LOL!