Friday Random 10: Sexy ass fruit flies edition

Scientists in Canadia say they have discovered a way to genetically tweak fruit flies in such a way as to make them utterly irresistible. Not only do fruit flies of the opposite sex flock toward the modified flies, but many of the same sex apparently turn gay for these sexy little monsters.

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Professor Joel Levine, who led the study at the University of Toronto, genetically tweaked fruit flies so they failed to produce a particular pheromone or odour, which is used by the flies to communicate.

The effect on males and females when the cuticular hydrocarbon pheromone was removed was a ‘sexual tsunami’, he said.

The research has a long way to go, but I think it’s good that we’re on our way to explaining why Father Scott is so damned alluring. To insects, anyway. Now if you’ll excuse me I have to zip up my mosquito tent and get back to work.

The songs:

I Don’t Want To Die In The Hospital — Conor Oberst
Fell in Love With a Girl — White Stripes
Time is on My Side — The Rolling Stones
Sweet Illusions — Ryan Adams
Saved by Old Times — Deerhunter
Balcony/Green Eyes — Joe Purdy
The Bunker — Beirut
Don’t Look Back in Anger — Oasis
A Fool for You — Ray Charles
Take Pills — Panda Bear

Bonus Video:

Dashboard — Modest Mouse

The Rules: The Friday Random 10 is exactly that — random. We open up our iTunes, set the thing on shuffle, and listen to 10 songs. We are not permitted to skip any out of embarrassment or fear of redundancy. Commenters are encouraged to post their own.

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2 responses to “Friday Random 10: Sexy ass fruit flies edition

  1. Perry Ellis

    Sophronie, Adam Dewey and Crazy Creek
    Arpeggiator (demo), Fugazi
    Nebraska, Bruce Springsteen
    The Monument Valley, Drive-By Truckers
    Magic and Loss (The Summation), Lou Reed
    If You Gotta Go, Go Now (Or Else You Got To Stay All Night), Bob Dylan
    The Second Incident, Frightened Rabbit
    Parents Are People, Harry Belafonte & Marlo Thomas
    Your Blue Room, U2
    Now Get Busy, The Beastie Boys

  2. http://blogs.laweekly.com/westcoastsound/assets_c/2009/10/cobrasnake-signs-the-party-is-over.3387433.56-thumb-480×320.jpg

    1. Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap
    2. Lean on Me – Bill Withers
    3. Renegade (ft. Eminem) – Jay-Z
    4. Dianfa – Roika Traore
    5. One after 909 – The Beat-les
    6. No Road Runnin – Pete Townsend (Baba ORiley Demos)
    7. Lille – Lisa Hannigan
    8. Mirrored & Reverse – White Denim
    9. Celebrate – Tony Allen
    10. Rush Apart – The Rural Alberta Advantage

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