Kid Demonstrates How to Eat Flies on Live TV

No doubt you can think back to some pretty stupid things that you did as a kid. Fortunately for you, it probably wasn’t during a live interview on national TV. Such was not the case for a boy in Australia. During a live TV segment, the boy is caught eating live flies on camera.

The situation happened like this. The boy and his family—father, mother, and sister—were being interviewed for the Australian TV Show The Project. During the interview, a fly lands on the boy’s left cheek and crawls toward his mouth. As the unsuspecting insect’s inches closer to the kid’s lips, the boy casually sticks out his tongue and licks it up before proceeding to eat it. As if that wasn’t enough, a second fly lands on his cheek and the boy repeats the performance.

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The family was part of The Project’s reporting on the recent rain that Australia has received. A sharp-eyed viewer caught the boy’s antics and uploaded the clip to Instagram, where it has sense—excuse the pun—spread like wildfire. Compounding the issue, the boy’s mother was speaking about the “tough times” that the family has had to face due to the recent bushfires. Many responders to the post noted that flies can be “a good source of protein.” Another wondered how it’s possible that a fly can avoid a quick-moving hand yet get trapped by a slow-moving tongue.

Regardless of the boy’s impressive antics, the topic of the news story is still well received. After being plagued by fires and a lack of rain, Australia is very grateful for the deluge of rain that it has received. If nothing else, maybe families can get back to eating regular things, like cereal and broccoli.

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