MythBusters- Water Bags as Fly Deterrent is TOTAL BULLSHIT.
Myth Busters- Kari, Tory and Grant have hereby concluded that the popular Pinterest tip claiming- hanging bags of water outdoors will deter flies is in fact… Total BULLSHIT.
I knew it.
I thought you should know too.
Bullshit gone viral on the Internet drives me even more bat-shit crazy than I already am.
If you’re wondering, I’m the GOOD, happy and delightful version of bat-shit crazy.
If you were wondering.
Between Facebook and Pinterest I’ve seen this so-called TIP posted like a gazillion times.
I even tried it, in the name of science and more importantly, because flies SUCK.
My experiment was not executed as precisely and scientifically as the MB team, but it was however, a credible attempt.
Basically, I hung a ziplock bag filled with water and pennies from my patio table umbrella… and continued to get dive bombed by pesky house flies that most likely had dog doo doo on their ugly little feet.
I then proceeded to take the experiment to a new level.
If a teeny ziplock bag supposedly deters flies, then a shiny blender filled with 48 ounces of water and pennies ought to scare the smelly dog doo doo right off their disgusting little feet.
Makes perfect sense to me.
Except, guess what?
It didn’t work.
That’s exactly why there’s a rolled up newspaper in the photo.
I had a feeling.
Once again, flies SUCK.
Immediately, I post my findings on Facebook, because the world has a RIGHT to know.
Naturally, most of my comments were from disbelievers who swore it worked for them.
Fast forward to yesterday, when I gleefully stumbled upon the ACTUAL scientifically legit-as-hell episode where Kari, Tory and Grant totally BUSTED this ziplock-full-o-bullshit.
I was giddy. I’m not gonna lie.
Immediately with my Captain Truth cape flapping in the wind, I posted a link to the very enlightening MB episode on Facebook.
Typical Facebook mentality.
“It worked for me.”
Blah blah blah….
My newfound theory is THIS- the people who swear by it probably had a little picture of Bill Gates inside the bag of water that said, “If you come near this you will NOT get a zillion dollars from me.”
Translated in fly language, of course.
Everyone knows that flies are greedy little pests with poop on their feet.
Therefore, this caused them to turn around diligently and fly directly to the bank where they would open a millionaire account.
This makes total sense.
Also, a juicy myth will attract gullible people like flies on shit.