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Fly in a Bottle

Science brain teasers require understanding of the physical or biological world and the laws that govern it.

 

Puzzle ID:#40796
Fun:*** (2.55)
Difficulty:** (1.15)
Category:Science
Submitted By:rockstar1234567Aca*****
Corrected By:annvie9

 

 

 



Two identical jars are placed on a scale, each with one fruit fly in it. One fly is flying and the other one is sitting. Which jar weighs more?





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Comments

rt1819Aus*
Mar 01, 2008

This was proved on "MythBusters". They used pigeons and a van, lol.
aball911*
Mar 01, 2008

i got that they would weigh the same, i just couldn't figure out why (scientifically)

great teaser!!
rockstar1234567Aca*
Mar 01, 2008

you know, ive seen that episode of mythbusters
hipeople*
Mar 03, 2008

sciency
drfyraAmy*
Mar 11, 2008

yeah. got an A for my science teaser. ngahahah..
ethan897tus*
Mar 22, 2008

easy
rba22Aus
Mar 27, 2008

I knew I learned this on TV. Yeah Mythbusters.
rockstar1234567Aca*
Mar 27, 2008

rightnow, the hardness is exactly 1
treyflip3A*
Mar 28, 2008

the flying one would weigh lesss because i assume the bottles are open
friesaregoodAus*
Apr 11, 2008

Even if they were open, they might have been upside-down.
sophieskellyen
Jun 02, 2008

i'm sorry but that is scientifically incorrect. check your facts before posting a teaser in the future please.
drat*
Jun 09, 2008

i must say there are several variables here. I got mixed feelings about this one
kunjuAin*
Jun 18, 2008

TOO EASYY
PatH*
Jul 11, 2008

Sophieskelly, what are you talking about?!?

The teaser IS correct, but if you think it is not, please make an argument.
PaladinAus*
Apr 09, 2009

Many variables, but technically the answer given is correct.
choirgirl926Aus*
May 16, 2009

I've seen a question like this in a Mensa book.
TableElbowsA*
Aug 14, 2009

I thought it had something to do with the fly really flying and it being in a vacuum...
MusiK*
Jan 07, 2010

haha I agree, I thought it was going to be like a trick our something like
the fly is "sitting" because it's in a vacuum sorta thing and thus there's no air and thus the jar is lighter lol
netjunkie9
Aug 04, 2011

It's partially correct but yes, many variables. A fly's propulsion is not continuous - it flaps its wings. The effect on the jar would vary depending on how often, how hard and which direction the fly was flapping.



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