Windows made from plate glass should be outlawed, says a man, after claims that a fly repeatedly flew into one.
The fly, who cannot be named because it is nameless, became trapped in the Bangkok apartment of Moys Kenwood, originally from Hull in East Yorkshire, who lives in the city.
What followed was a pointless, endless and fruitless concerted attempt by the fly to escape, but the see-through properties of the plate glass window confounded the best efforts of the fly, which was unable to find the draughty exit left open to it by Kenwood, who had noticed the fly's plight. He said:
"I heard its incessant buzzing, and tried to swat it with a newspaper. When that didn't work, I opened the window a little, but it just kept flying headlong into the glass. They haven't got the brains they were born with, these flies!"
Eventually exhausted, the fly took a rest and was captured under an old plastic cup by Kenwood, who then slid a piece of paper underneath the cup in order to keep the fly inside until he could launch it out of the window to freedom. However, once he had done this, the idiot fly flew straight back into the apartment, and the process above was repeated over a period of two more hours, leaving the Englishman asking:
"Flies, are they stupid or what?"