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Steve Carell demonstrates his 'air-pressure' approach to catching flies 

June 26, 2013 at 12:24 PM ET

Actor Steve Carell stopped by TODAY on Wednesday to talk about his role in the upcoming film "Despicable Me 2," but before heading out, he demonstrated his ninja-like technique for killing flies.

Carell first mentioned his insect-squashing talent when a fly interrupted his appearance alongside Kristen Wiig and Chris O'Dowd on BBC America's "The Graham Norton Show." Even though the fly ultimately died at the hands (or mouth) of O'Dowd, Carell insisted that his approach works.

So just how successful is Carell's "air-pressure" technique for killing flies?

"It works, I'd say about 95 percent of the time," Carell told TODAY.com. "I'm telling you, it's the air pushing it in!"

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