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Fruitfly infestation

Evan Sage bb485 at yfn.ysu.edu
Sat Nov 11 18:46:53 EST 1995

zlev at tx.technion.ac.il (Zeev Lev) writes:
>What you are encountering is another example of the so-called Murphy`s Law.
>These fruitflies are multiplying because you are trying to get rid of them.
>Accumulating evidence suggests that you cannot fight the consequences of
>this Law. However, you may try to exploit it for your own needs. For
>example, try to give them bottles with specially-designed-fruitfly-food,
>then balance them, cross them, give them funny names, etc. My prediction is
>that they will get sick, covered with mites, and soon you will need an
>account in a Drosophila Stock Center in order to refresh your collection!...
Well, you're right as to Murphy's law. I was going to send over some 
infested fruit to an obnoxious neighbor of ours. No sooner had I decided 
to implement this plan than the last of the fruitflies drowned in the 

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