Fly and Presidents

As long as presidents give speeches outdoors, there will be flies. In an age where every moment is recorded on camera, there will be videos of presidents and flies. Former US President Obama famously dispatched an annoying fly with quick smack. Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis Rivera used a different tactic.  He was approached by a fly when talking with reporters. The fly hovered in front of his mouth then flew in and he swallowed it. Money quote from President Rivera “You don’t see that every day.”

Fly

Fly seconds prior to entering President Rivera’s Mouth

The video is here today:
http://www.nbcnews.com/widget/video-embed/971802179781

About jjneal

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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