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Handing a candy cane to a child is like volunteering to coat your home in flypaper.
The loose-limbed, dim-witted dog Pluto was an unequal match for a piece of flypaper.
Within its competitive set, however, this Subie lacks the Honda Civic Type R’s flypaper-like grip, the Ford Focus RS’s heady thrust, and the Volkswagen Golf R’s near-luxury refinement.
Using a pneumatic control system, an operator can make the bot turn corners and even squeeze itself through a narrow crack between two pieces of sticky flypaper.
Sachiko Boland, who runs Colorado Bat Rescue, told Denver 7 that flypaper can be a bat's worst enemy.
If a bat comes in contact with flypaper, its fur and wings can be torn, causing a tremendous amount of pain.
Basically, thirsty beasts would wade in, get stuck flypaper style, start bleating in dismay, and then gangs of local carnivores would rush over to rend them, and the entire rugby scrim would get stuck and die in the sun.
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