Update: Apparently it's not faked. Details here, including recipes.
...so we got an expert genius and he rewrote all the programsbut we always got results that looked like these:"oh you need little teeny eyes for reading little teeny printlike you need little teeny catapults for bees!"
I'm gonna build me a pie throwin' robotThat throws never ending PI-ESOn Jake's ugly FA-ACEand he won't know what hit himCause the pies areN-N-N-N-NEVER N-N-N-N-NEVER N-N-N-NEVER ENDING.
It's never ending pie throwin' time!
you win again, internet.
*suspicious at the way the flying insects aren't knocked right out of shot*
digital zoom and pan, perhaps
oh... duh.... follow the link. it's explained. mostly.
"Even with the specialist equipment, the depth of field was literally never more than a few millimetres, meaning that the insects only had to move minutely before going out of focus, or for the pies to miss."
The specialist equipment is at least expensive high-speed cameras and may or may not (doesn't say) include the motion tracking robots sold by the same company.
The beetles have the best pie-impact reactions.
Although the first spider is impressively nonplussed.
That's what the insect world hasn't had enough of lately... vaudeville slapstick!
Apparently slapstick scales fractally.
faked or not faked.this is amazing.
who knew the missing piece in my lifewas a tiny catapult for hurling pies at bees.
I stepped on a bee last week and it stung my toe - that really smarts! I wish I had a pie to throw on that bee's head. Go get'um tiger!!!!! rah rah!!
Is there a Nobel Prize we can give to these people? Do they have a Nobel for Comedy, or Awesomeness or something?