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Old 01 February 2009, 07:47 AM
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Yow! Flies on the butt (gross picture warning)

http://rrmemphis.com/buttflies.jpg

Sent to me in an email, but I have since found it on the internet. If it's real, I don't even wanna know what caused it.
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Old 01 February 2009, 03:39 PM
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didn't seem gross to me. No idea why someone would fake a photo like that, so I vote real.

No maggots, no flesh...just some flies on some pants
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Old 01 February 2009, 04:04 PM
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http://rrmemphis.com/buttflies.jpg

Sent to me in an email, but I have since found it on the internet. If it's real, I don't even wanna know what caused it.
Sweat. That's what the flies are after. Sweat.
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Old 01 February 2009, 05:00 PM
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Sweat. That's what the flies are after. Sweat.
I agree if by "Sw" you meant "Sh" and by "ea" you meant "i"
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Old 01 February 2009, 06:37 PM
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That girl got a baaaaaaaad case of the swamp butt.
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Old 02 February 2009, 02:30 AM
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didn't seem gross to me. No idea why someone would fake a photo like that, so I vote real.

No maggots, no flesh...just some flies on some pants
It didn't seem particularly gross to me either, but I thought it might to some.
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Old 02 February 2009, 04:24 AM
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This picture was featured on dlisted.com a couple of days ago. It certainly grossed out most of those who left comments about it. The general feeling was... 'didn't she wipe?' If it was just that the flies were after sweat, why are they all concentrated in that certain spot?
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Old 02 February 2009, 06:31 AM
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If it was just that the flies were after sweat, why are they all concentrated in that certain spot?
Well, if it was #2 they were after, they are gathering too high up.

Maybe she just got some sugary beverage spilled there?
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Old 02 February 2009, 10:15 AM
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This picture was featured on dlisted.com a couple of days ago. It certainly grossed out most of those who left comments about it. The general feeling was... 'didn't she wipe?' If it was just that the flies were after sweat, why are they all concentrated in that certain spot?
...because that's a particularly sweaty part of the human anatomy?
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Old 02 February 2009, 02:50 PM
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On the same note, here's an (in)famous swiss ad for Hakle, a toilet paper manufacturer:

http://www.culturepub.fr/videos/hakl...la-mouche.html

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Old 02 February 2009, 03:11 PM
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I've seen the pic elsewhere lately, and while it's certainly possible that the reason for the flies hanging around there is what most people assume it to be, I'd like to point out that flies are attracted to many things besides just nasty smells. Certain perfumes attract them as well, and it's also possible that she may have sat in or leaned up against something that briefly attracted the flies long enough for someone to take the picture. I guess I have something of a dislike of these kinds of photos because even though her face is not shown, she (or someone who knows her) could certainly recognize herself and I think that making someone the object of worldwide ridicule for something like this is incredibly unfair.
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Old 02 February 2009, 04:16 PM
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On the same note, here's an (in)famous swiss ad for Hakle, a toilet paper manufacturer:
Cute.

I always miss Swiss TP when I visit family in the US. Swiss TP here is effective.
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Old 02 February 2009, 04:34 PM
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I'll say faked. The woman is walking. When a fly is sitting on a part of your body that moves, the fly leaves. When you walk, your buttocks move. The flies should have left.
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Old 02 February 2009, 10:03 PM
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I'll say faked. The woman is walking. When a fly is sitting on a part of your body that moves, the fly leaves. When you walk, your buttocks move. The flies should have left.
Some flies are more tenacious than others, without a veil in some dry parts of the world the flies will sit sipping your liquids no matter how much you swat and shake.
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Old 06 February 2009, 01:55 AM
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Sweat. That's what the flies are after. Sweat.
That's a distink posibility.
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Old 08 February 2009, 12:41 PM
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Not convinced they're flies. Certain kinds of plant seeds look roughly similar; she could have sat on some. I misremember details after so many years, but in the spring, there was some kind of plant that would regularly cover my jacket and pants in conical, downy seeds that took forever to remove. Hasn't been a problem since I moved to an urban area.
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Old 09 February 2009, 02:27 AM
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Let's face it. The poor woman has a dirty butt. Plain and simple. It happens to the best of us and is part of the human condition.
I have to go with what Hapax said about someone posting this to ridicule her. Possibly a SO or sibling thinking they are funny.
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