This is what a fly’s electric death looks like in slow motion

That one scene from A Bug's Life isn't so funny now, is it?


Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Posted on Nov 27, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 2:59 am CDT

There are some things in nature that you don’t really need to see up close, like the death of a bug.

Of course, if you’re like The Slow Mo Guys, Gavin Free and Daniel Gruchy, you’ll push past that gross factor for science, which is how they ended up placing a housefly next to an electric zapper. Their morbid curiosity overcomes all other impulses; they can’t stop watching what happens to the fly when he hits the zapper two separate times. Naturally, they caught it all in slow-mo fashion.

Poor Frederick never had a chance.

Screengrab via The Slow Mo Guys/YouTube

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*First Published: Nov 27, 2014, 11:15 am CST