Watch the short documentary The Acrobatic Fly, filmed 1910.

Propped upon the tail-end of a match, a housefly performs astonishing feats, alternately juggling a series of objects - a blade of grass, a cork, a miniature dumbbell... Most extraordinary of all is the sequence in which the fly spins a ball twice its own size, while a second fly perches on top. In the final sequence, the fly repeats some of its earlier tricks while apparently seated on a tiny chair.

Film Info

3 min 0 sec Duration
  • Posted: November 14, 2010
  • Director: Percy Smith
  • Writer: Unknown or Not Available
  • Studio: British Film Institute
  • Release: August 11, 1910
  • Cast: Unknown or Not Available

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