# Why do flies have wings?

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18 years ago
#1
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18 years ago
#2
<sound of a lone wolf howling at the moon>
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18 years ago
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(Original post by Unregistered11)
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Are you asking why flies fly or did you not know that they require wings in order to fly?
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18 years ago
#4
(Original post by NikNak)
why flies fly
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18 years ago
#5

Because they is how they have evolved as a result of the selection pressures that the species have encountered over the last how ever millions of years.....didnt you do biology? Shame on you lol
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18 years ago
#6
(Original post by Unregistered11)
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How long is a piece of string
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18 years ago
#7
(Original post by Blamps)
How long is a piece of string
Depends on where you cut it
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18 years ago
#8
(Original post by NikNak)
Depends on where you cut it
technically flawed in how long it is in the first place... lol
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18 years ago
#9
(Original post by Unregistered123)
technically flawed in how long it is in the first place... lol
Unless the string is infinitely long (which is impossible) the length is determined by the total distance between the two ends of the string which is in itself determined by where along the string it was cut.

As you can probably tell I am very bored!
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18 years ago
#10
<tumbleweed> What a dry discussion...
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18 years ago
#11
(Original post by Blamps)
How long is a piece of string

It is equivalent to twice the distance from the middle to the end.
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18 years ago
#12
How many sides does a sphere have? An infinite number or 0 or 1?
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#13
So the can fly, and drop sh** all over the place.
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18 years ago
#14
As a sphere can technically not have a smooth surface it must be composed of several sides, however as the size of the sides cannot be defined, there are an infinite number of sides to a sphere, however in theory there would be 1.
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18 years ago
#15
(Original post by Unregistered11)
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Evolution.
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18 years ago
#16
(Original post by Bhaal85)
So the can fly, and drop sh** all over the place.
Oi! Leave the fly out of this! ok?
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18 years ago
#17
(Original post by Shaft)
As a sphere can technically not have a smooth surface it must be composed of several sides, however as the size of the sides cannot be defined, there are an infinite number of sides to a sphere, however in theory there would be 1.
Yeah it would be impossible to have an infinite number of sides cos that would mean that the sides would have to be infinitely small. Yeah I agree with 1.
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18 years ago
#18
(Original post by Unregistered)
Oi! Leave the fly out of this! ok?
I believe the original question was:

Why do flies have wings?
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18 years ago
#19
(Original post by Unregistered11)
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And also how is it physically possible for a bumble bee to fly? I mean its body is this fat

*stretches hands out really far*

but its wings are really small

*moves hand small distance*

Of course that's not a 1:1 scale otherwise it would be some sort of mutant killer bee.
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