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Why do flies rub their hands together?

I see those meddlesome flies plotting our demise, rubbing their mischievous little fly hands together. What are they planning?

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Lola Cummings
2020-04-13 19:15:11

Turns out flies are not actually criminal masterminds. They rub their limbs together to clean them, getting gunk like pollen and dust out of sensory receptors—taste receptors, interestingly enough. Those receptors clue the flies in to what kind of surface they've landed on, so it's pretty important to keep them functional. Kind of ironic that such gross insects would place such a high priority on staying clean, but there you go.

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Anonymous
2020-04-19 17:47:22

They like to clean their smell receptors which help them to smell, fly, and also feel the world around them!

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Chemicalas theropathilcus
2020-04-26 16:06:31

World domination.

They seem to have a very clever plan of inciting hate against other species. Quite the expression of intelligence playing the game so many steps ahead. Strangely they seem to promulgate this stereotype to garner future victim status. Knowing why is the unanswered part of the question. Perhaps they know the age of veganism is here. Once all the humans stop eating meat they will die. Then the flies will feast. Also, they are washing their hands, duh, corona.

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breanna browne
2020-04-22 15:32:04

Flies rub their hands because they are cleaning themselves. They have to keep these sense organs clean so they can flywith precision to find food and mates and avoid predators

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Darcy Thomson-Wade
2020-05-21 16:17:31

why not

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Luke Jorgensen
2020-04-22 04:01:14

because they are actualy cleaning there hand to get dirt polen and germs of there senses

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swashburn
2020-04-23 13:28:08

that is cool

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IM_CLOUDED
2020-04-23 13:34:30

The real answer is because flies have eggs on their hands if you leave food out a fly will go on it and rubs off their eggs soon later the eggs hatch and you will see maggots on that peice of food

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HARMONY GUNN
2020-04-23 17:32:21

When you see flies sitting on the windowsill rubbing their legs together, they are cleaning themselves.

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Kirstin Kelly
2020-04-27 15:30:47

bright red?

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Samantha Frye
2020-04-22 15:56:34

they are throwing up saliva to digest their food. did you know that flies throw up almost every time they land?

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Anonymous
2020-04-28 22:59:57

this app is trash

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Anonymous
2020-04-17 13:43:22

they are trying to get a girl's number lol

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Anonymous
2020-04-17 22:25:51

when a fly rubs its front legs what it is really doing is scrupulously cleaning its olfactory sensors.

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Anonymous
2020-04-18 02:14:07

They're Jewish

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Anonymous
2020-04-21 17:08:39

get noob

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Anonymous
2020-04-21 11:59:49

They don't

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Anonymous
2020-04-21 12:05:06

they are washing theyr hands cuz itz corona time!

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Anonymous
2020-04-21 12:47:00

to get rid of dirt they carry and that's how we get sick

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red patches
2020-04-21 13:07:56

fun

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Anonymous
2020-04-21 13:35:31

coz they're cold

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Anonymous
2020-04-21 14:21:01

so they can clean are you guys idiots?

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Anonymous
2020-04-21 14:22:32

they are trying to figure out what to do with the numbers on his moms credit card, cool right? (for vbucks and robucks) ofc

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Anonymous
2020-04-21 15:49:07

because there going to kill us in the future I think?? BUT IM SURE THEY WILL CAUSE THERE MADE WE KILL SOME OF THERE FAMILIES BUT ITS NOT MY FAULT THERE STUPID!!!!

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Anonymous
2020-04-21 17:01:28

TO COLLECT NECTOR

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Anonymous
2020-04-21 17:08:09

i'm a bad boy

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Anonymous
2020-04-16 22:53:33

soot lol

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Anonymous
2020-04-21 19:48:46

Because they’re cold

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Anonymous
2020-04-21 22:09:12

they rub their hands together because it's like us washing are hands but they don't use water and soap they use friction......

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Anonymous
2020-04-21 08:23:35

yes

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Anonymous
2020-04-16 22:53:10

$it

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Anonymous
2020-04-16 22:52:51

ew

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Anonymous
2020-04-21 22:35:39

to clean there self

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Anonymous
2020-04-21 22:38:20

I dont know

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Anonymous
2020-04-22 02:43:41

to use the bathroom. They would make more scrapes from the paper,

right?

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Janine Mancilla
2020-04-16 21:38:22

To eat

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Anonymous
2020-04-22 09:47:38

to form heat

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Anonymous
2020-04-22 13:52:02

they are cleaning the corona virus into the place their on

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Anonymous
2020-04-22 15:19:38

what is half of one tenth

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Anonymous
2020-04-21 11:27:24

to throw all the dust on us

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Anonymous
2020-04-21 00:19:11

my answer is quite clear!

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Anonymous
2020-04-21 02:26:38

They be schemin'

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Anonymous
2020-04-20 07:34:48

why dont

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Gianinna Hinojosa (Student)
2020-04-17 19:51:04

When you see flies sitting on the windowsill rubbing their legs together, they are cleaning themselves. ... They have to keep these sense organs clean so they can fly with precision to find food and mates and avoid predators.

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Gianinna Hinojosa (Student)
2020-04-17 19:51:54

When you see flies sitting on the windowsill rubbing their legs together, they are cleaning themselves. ... They have to keep these sense organs clean so they can fly with precision to find food and mates and avoid predators.

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Anonymous
2020-04-17 21:31:16

Get v bucks

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Anonymous
2020-04-18 04:38:11

5 1out of 8 take way 3 3 out of 4

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Anonymous
2020-04-18 13:25:08

they need to stay clean

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Anonymous
2020-04-18 15:50:07

THEIR SILIVA

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Anonymous
2020-04-18 19:51:09

To clean them selves👏

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Anonymous
2020-04-18 20:05:27

eh , duhnoo...maybe BECUSE THERE EVIL!?!?!?!??! and dere EVILLY rubbing dere hands?!?! WOW! those pesks BUG me a lot!

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Anonymous
2020-04-18 20:06:33

keep warm

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Anonymous
2020-04-20 00:19:45

Dorothy WeaverChambers

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Anonymous
2020-04-20 07:18:00

It is physical feature.

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Anonymous
2020-04-20 09:44:07

hm

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Anonymous
2020-04-17 01:25:19

to spit

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Anonymous
2020-04-20 09:44:56

flies have hands?

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Anonymous
2020-04-17 12:39:33

or they were going to slap someone wuth hot hands

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Anonymous
2020-04-20 11:14:22

Flies rub their hands because they are cleaning themselves. They have to keep these sense organs clean so they can fly with precision to find food and mates and avoid predators

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Anonymous
2020-04-20 15:14:31

Why do flies rub their hands together?

They rub their hands because when they land on something they are germs every were right so they are trying to get pollen and dust off of them

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Anonymous
2020-04-20 15:58:29

to put asside on their hands

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Anonymous
2020-04-17 12:38:58

because they are greedy and are becoming greedy watching anything

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Anonymous
2020-04-20 20:23:11

because they are secret spies planning to kill us all!

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Anonymous
2020-04-20 20:24:58

the flies found to eat

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Anonymous
2020-04-20 22:42:49

EVIL

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Anonymous
2020-04-20 23:32:31

They are not evil. They are absolutely not Jewish, and they are doing that to clean out their taste receptors.

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Anonymous
2020-04-17 15:27:10

because they wanna stay clean

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Anonymous
2020-04-20 18:40:55

they are being dumb:)

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Anonymous
2020-04-22 17:27:55

porque eso hasen para comer

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Anonymous
2020-04-22 15:59:04

To make the chirp sound

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Anonymous
2020-04-28 17:00:43

because they are stupid

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Anonymous
2020-04-27 17:36:50

I don’t know how they rub their body’s

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Anonymous
2020-04-27 17:39:47

To clean themselves

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Anonymous
2020-04-27 19:03:01

Make soap

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Anonymous
2020-04-27 19:13:03

to get ready to fly

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Anonymous
2020-04-27 19:37:48

To get ready to eat us

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Anonymous
2020-04-27 23:33:45

they rub them together to get bacteria and other stuff

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Anonymous
2020-04-28 03:01:38

they wee wating for covid 19 to come

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Anonymous
2020-04-28 10:30:56

Theye throw up in their hands -_-

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Anonymous
2020-04-28 14:03:06

Mia

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Anonymous
2020-04-28 15:06:59

they dont

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Anonymous
2020-04-28 15:07:24

they dont have hands

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Anonymous
2020-04-28 15:27:52

What did the Athenians and Spartans value

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Anonymous
2020-04-28 18:03:56

To pray

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Anonymous
2020-04-27 14:46:08

to stay clean

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Anonymous
2020-04-28 21:15:17

they are teet

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Anonymous
2020-04-28 21:15:43

they like butt

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Anonymous
2020-04-28 21:16:01

they like pepe

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Anonymous
2020-04-28 21:33:18

they are planning to make humanity go oof

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Anonymous
2020-04-29 08:06:00

Is shoot a swear word

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Anonymous
2020-04-29 08:06:25

Is tramp a swear word

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Anonymous
2020-04-29 10:23:14

bc they eat bum holes

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Anonymous
2020-04-29 13:20:29

i dobnt know

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Anonymous
2020-04-29 16:33:12

They rub their hands together to get ready to fly.

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Anonymous
2020-04-29 16:35:28

i believe thats the way they eat

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Anonymous
2020-05-07 15:15:07

Because they have weird nose-tongue hands.

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Anonymous
2020-05-08 15:39:17

They plot to find food

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Anonymous
2020-04-27 17:35:03

How do I know my pet has it

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Anonymous
2020-04-27 13:22:51

red or a light pink.

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Anonymous
2020-04-22 17:13:19

To get saliva on there hands

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Anonymous
2020-04-24 20:11:12

???? c

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Anonymous
2020-05-11 11:34:34

Since they need to be clean to fly, they need to stay clearer also. God pointed this out to them and they are Obeying God. Better then some humans even!

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Anonymous
2020-04-22 17:28:23

hola

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Anonymous
2020-04-23 03:26:06

Flies rub their hands because they are cleaning themselves. They have to keep these sense organs clean so they can flywith precision to find food and mates and avoid predators.

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Anonymous
2020-04-23 07:42:36

okay

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Anonymous
2020-04-23 08:48:51

ughg

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Anonymous
2020-04-23 18:56:22

Do they?

i didnt know

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Anonymous
2020-04-24 03:02:22

THEY ARE COLD hhhahahaahahaha

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Anonymous
2020-04-24 10:13:04

to clean them

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Anonymous
2020-04-24 11:24:48

to create friction so when they land they don't slide

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Anonymous
2020-04-24 14:51:49

to clean

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Anonymous
2020-04-24 14:54:22

to taste

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Anonymous
2020-04-24 19:11:16

Because they learned it from Mitch McConnell who is frequently seen doing this when he is discussing the lack of oversight on the money set aside for business pandemic aid.

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Anonymous
2020-04-24 22:49:15

maybe there getting ready to eat

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Anonymous
2020-04-27 11:56:55

Flies rub their hands because they are cleaning themselves. They have to keep these sense organs clean so they can flywith precision to find food and mates and avoid predators.

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Anonymous
2020-04-25 01:27:36

How about we have some s......e......x together I put my p....e....n...i......s into your v.....a......g....i...n....a?

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Anonymous
2020-04-25 03:23:05

That means there looking for food

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Anonymous
2020-04-25 19:31:58

because their rubbing spit together

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Anonymous
2020-04-25 21:31:22

red

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Anonymous
2020-04-25 22:37:22

ffffffffff

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Anonymous
2020-04-26 07:48:00

to keep warm?

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Anonymous
2020-04-26 12:22:43

YHFVJHVTKFVQFKQEFVKGF J

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Anonymous
2020-04-26 19:21:30

They are really just cleaning the gunk off of them.

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Anonymous
2020-04-27 01:43:52

look at all these peoples answers not mine uwu

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Anonymous
2020-04-27 07:01:01

red

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Anonymous
2020-04-27 07:01:26

make them sticky

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Anonymous
2020-04-27 09:11:50

probably to clean themselves

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Anonymous
2020-04-27 10:13:27

Flies are not criminals they rub there hands together because they clean themselves with it

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Wiki User
2012-05-10 00:00:41

When flies rub their hands together, it means they're throwing

up. Gross, huh?


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