It's a Fly's Life!
The average house fly lives about 30 days. If they get trapped in your house, you don't have to worry about it being around for long. Flies lay up to 3,000 eggs in their lifetime of one month. Don't wait for it to die within 30 days, you might have 3000 of them flying around. House flies walk upside down using glue-oozing toe pads. To land upside down on the ceiling, flies grab it with their front legs and then somersault the rest of their body over. A fly beats its wings 200 times a second, 3 times faster than a hummingbird. The favourite colour of house flies is red, followed by orange, black, violet, green, blue, white and yellow. Despite years of trying, no researcher has ever been able to teach flies anything - fish learn, ants learn, snails learn, cockroaches learn, even worms learn … but never flies.