cannot create (even) a fly
"O men! Here is a parable set forth! listen to it! Those on whom, besides Allah,
you call, cannot create (even) a fly, if they all met together for the purpose! and if the
fly should snatch away anything from them, they would have no power to release it from the
fly. Feeble are those who petition and those whom they petition! No just estimate have
they made of Allah: for Allah is He Who is strong and able to Carry out His
Will"(Surat al-Hajj (The Pilgrimage) 73-74)
PANORAMIC SIGHT FROM THOUSANDS OF LENSES.
The hexagonal shaped lenses constituting the eyes of a fly provide a much larger area
of sight than an ordinary lens does. The number of these lenses may sometimes be as many
as 5.000 in some flies. Additionally, the spherical structure of the eyes also enables the
fly to see its back, and thus gives it a great advantage against its enemies.
THE ABSORBENT PUMP OF THE FLY: TRUNK.
Another specific feature of the flies is the way they digest food. Unlike many other
living organisms, flies digest food not in their mouth, but outside of their body. They
pour a special liquid over the food by means of their trunk, which makes the food get in
the proper degree of consistency for absorption. Then the food is absorbed by the fly with
the absorbent pumps in its throat.
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