The First Fly?

The US White House has the “First Lady”, the “First dog” and the “First Bees“. What about a First Fly? President Obama is not impressed. The first fly to audition for “First Fly” met an untimely fate.

Auditioning for “First Fly” with President Obama
Photo: Larry Downing

At a January 24 press conference, another fly appeared for an audition and is shown in the photo posing with the president. The fly quickly wore out its welcome, failed the audition and flew off rejected once more.

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Jonathan Neal is an Associate Professor of Entomology at Purdue University and author of the textbook, Living With Insects (2010). This blog is a forum to communicate about the intersection of insects with people and policy. This is a personal blog. The opinions and materials posted here are those of the author and are in no way connected with those of my employer.
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2 Responses to The First Fly?

  1. Shanmin Chen says:

    I heard the “ First Lady”. Now the first lady is Michelle, but I never heard the “First Fly”. When I google the “First Fly”, the screen shows results which just are the wright brothers. It’s pretty interesting when a fly lands on the forehead of president of President Obama. Especially it was time for Obama to announce his nominees. The fly was brave and cute so that it dared to appear in the White House, and the face of Obama. The White House maybe would pay more attention to cleaning in order to avoid similar case happen. ☺

  2. It’s entertaining to read this article because at someone point or another we have all dealt with a fly landing on us. I personally have always wondered how flies are able to avoid people’s reflexes. In my experiences the fly always seems to fly off of me right before I try and kill it. They are crafty insects, that aren’t afraid to land on anyone…even the President!

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