I would like to start this blog by stating that I do not condone animal cruelty nor playing god, but I thought this was too cool not to post. Apparently, it is possible to revive a nearly drowned fly with a little bit of salt. I say nearly because dead is dead and there is no coming back from that. I am not a biologist but I would imagine the fly enters a state of suspended animation similar to hypothermia and the salt acts as a catalyst to speed up the reanimation process.
Again this would be a cool way to win a bet, but I ask that you use it wisely and don’t torture any innocent flies. SO if you are going to attempt this please only attempt it on drowning flies you are trying to revive too impress your hippy girlfriend or flies that have committed the most nefarious of acts.