Ever wonder how flies land upside-down? Well this new video shows us just how they do it.
A study by Bo Cheng shows that the flies have several ways of attempting this landing. The main form used is a backflip where the hind legs of the fly hits the ceiling first, then the rest of the body follows.
Another way they land upside down is by barrel rolling. The flies rolls into position with one side of legs catching the ceiling and swinging the other half into position.
This isn’t an easy feat however. It is reported that the flies have 50 milliseconds to react to the wall or ceiling. No reaction causes a collision of course.