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Flies can nap during the day but do the majority of their sleeping at night. In fact the sleeping patterns of flies are remarkably similar to human sleeping habits. (Photo: Pixabay/Janeenga)

Do Flies Sleep?

So many factors surrounding sleep still baffle scientists. Flies who have remarkably similar sleeping patterns to humans are helping to unlock some of these mysteries.


Europeans had no clue about where birds went during winter for thousands of years. Until 1822, when a German hunter shot a stork and discovered an 80cm long African spear protruding from its neck. This provided the first evidence of bird migration to Africa.

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