July 1, 2013 4:08 am at 4:08 am #609864SlichosGenendelMember
I have lots of flies in my house due to kids opening doors all day.
It’s really irritating to have this one fly buzzing around me.
I tried chasing it around the room with a towel but it’s too fast for me.
Any ideas?July 1, 2013 4:19 am at 4:19 am #962782Cheery On The TopMember
It’s just that one that’s bothering you?
Anyways, I think you should do what (supposedly) Reb Binyamin (Franklin) did. He layed out electrified wires across his room and dared the insects to contact them.July 1, 2013 5:30 am at 5:30 am #962783YW Moderator-42Moderator
Become a tzaddik like R’ Moshe Feinstein – the flies didn’t bother him (and his clothes didn’t become sweaty)July 1, 2013 5:38 am at 5:38 am #962784SaysMeMember
turn off all the lights except one. The flies will likely head to it, and then you can whap themJuly 1, 2013 6:40 am at 6:40 am #962785rebdonielMember
They have a racket on the market that has some sort of electric current in it that works well in killing flies.July 1, 2013 6:49 am at 6:49 am #962786CuriosityParticipant
Cheery, that wouldn’t really work unless the wires were hot enough to burn the files. Since the flies are only landing directly on the wire they are not grounded and will not conduct a current.July 1, 2013 11:12 am at 11:12 am #962787TheGoqParticipant
Lend them money.July 1, 2013 2:48 pm at 2:48 pm #962788yehudayonaParticipant
Ben Franklin knew how to generate electricity? Or did his contraption only work when it was hit by lightning (in which case the flies would have been the least of his worries)?July 1, 2013 4:10 pm at 4:10 pm #962789mewhoParticipant
get a frog…dont they catch flies with their tongue?July 1, 2013 4:24 pm at 4:24 pm #962790Sam2Participant
42: I thought R’ Aryeh Levin was famous for that, not R’ Moshe. (I’m not saying R’ Moshe was the same; just saying that that’s who it was usually said about.)July 1, 2013 6:27 pm at 6:27 pm #962791nitpickerParticipant
Ben Franklin knew how to generate electricity?
well, not generate in the sense of using a generator.
but he could produce electricity and store it in a sort of capacitor called a leyden (sp?) jar.
playing with electricity was popular with pop-scientists at the time.
I think he once tried to execute a turkey with electricity.July 1, 2013 7:08 pm at 7:08 pm #962792HaLeiViParticipant
For static electricity one wire is enough. If the contacts are close enough you don’t need to be grounded.
Ben Franklyn generated static electricity with wool and glass.July 1, 2013 8:04 pm at 8:04 pm #962793WIYMember
It was also said about Reb Moshe. I think I even saw it in his biography which is a must read!July 1, 2013 9:01 pm at 9:01 pm #962795YW Moderator-42Moderator
R’ Moshe Meir Weiss tells a story of when he was sitting outside with R’ Moshe Feinstein. They each got a cup of tea and within minutes R’ Weiss’s tea attracted bugs and R’ Moshe Feinstein’s did not.July 1, 2013 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm #962796yaakov doeParticipant
Practice,practice, practice and you’ll get up to speed.
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