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Fruit flies--fermented-fruit connoisseurs--are relentless party crashers
February 4, 2014
That fruit fly appearing moments after you poured that first glass of cabernet, has just used a poppy-seed-sized brain to conduct a finely-choreographed search and has arrived in time for happy hour.
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