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Biologically Inspired Tape Uses Some Of Nature's Tricks To Stick
2011-11-05 03:58:33

Insects can run up walls, hang from ceilings, and perform other amazing feats that have for centuries fascinated human observers.

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2008-08-10 15:40:15

There are few things more irritating than a fly buzzing around the house. South Africans have an unconventional solution to the problem. They hang up a bunch of Roridula gorgonias leaves.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.