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  • Do you get hot and bothered when your date throws up on their food and slurps it all down?

  • Then you my friend may be a flyosexual.

  • Hey everyone, Laci Green here for DNews. My dad always warned me that flies were the scum

  • of the earth and that I should NEVER (I repeat: NEVER) allow them to land on my food.

  • Theyll vomit! Theyll poop! Theyll spread contagious diseases and you will die!

  • Felt a bit like receiving an abstinence lecture, to be honest.

  • In a recent survey, Orick asked participants: “if you were at a restaurant,

  • which critter would make you drop your fork? Rodents? Cockroaches? Flies? Ants? Or snakes?” SNAKES!

  • I’d definitely be atta that joint in a heartbeat. 61% of people said they would bounce if they saw cockroaches,

  • but scientists warn that FLIES are actually twice as germy as cockroaches.

  • And theyre specifically referring to those pesky houseflies that can be found anywhere

  • - after all, there are over 90,000 different species of flies.

  • So what’s the real deal on flies and food? Flies do gross things like eat garbage and

  • poop and rotting animal carcasses. All those germs from the gross stuff they think is delicious

  • gets transferred to their legs and small hairs all over their body. It only takes a second

  • for them to transfer those germs to your food or to your body. It’s also true that flies can’t chew,

  • so in order to eat, they spit enzymes on their food to dissolve it and then slurp it up.

  • slurp it up. And yet another solid truth is that flies can carry cholera, dysentery, and typhoid.

  • But...notice most people DON’T get those diseases...which brings me to the rational side of things.

  • Flies that are festering on food can definitely make you sick,

  • so if there’s a bunch of flies feeding on a rotting apple - you probably shouldn’t eat it!

  • But when they land on food for a few seconds, it’s unlikely that itll transfer enough bacteria

  • to make you sick. It’s also a misconception that they poop every time they land.

  • That would be a lot of tiny fly bowel movements. They might spit or vomit on your food if theyre intending to eat it,

  • but it’s the bacteria that’s stuck to their body that actually

  • spreads disease and makes people sick.

  • Long story short: fly vomit is your friend, fly bodies? Not so much. Thanks for watching DNews

  • do you get grossed out if flies land on your food? Let me know down below

  • and well catch you on the next episode - hopefully with a little less feces.

Do you get hot and bothered when your date throws up on their food and slurps it all down?

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What Happens When A Fly Lands On Your Food?

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    Vivi Lee posted on 2016/02/06
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