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Why are flies able to walk on the ceiling?

  1. Myn Is Me profile image72
    Myn Is Meposted 5 years ago

    Why are flies able to walk on the ceiling?


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    Ghost32posted 5 years ago

    No one told them they coldn't, so they don't know any better.

  3. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image60
    Dubuquedogtrainerposted 5 years ago

    They secrete a sticky substance from their footpads that helps them hang on.

    Just curious, where did you find that life-like photo?

  4. Chad Banks profile image70
    Chad Banksposted 5 years ago

    A fly's foot is covered with hairs, which are sticky at the end and adhere strongly enough to anything they touch to carry the fly's weight.

  5. TheITNinja profile image60
    TheITNinjaposted 5 years ago

    The structure of a flies "foot" has micro "hooks" (as seen under a microscope)