Watch the President of Costa Rica swallow a wasp


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/06/23/watch-the-president-of-costa-r.html


#2

But was it tasty?


#3

He looks like a regular guy with a sense of humor. Why can’t we have a president like that in the US? It seems that only assholes get very far along in our process.


#4

This was making the rounds on Spanish-language TV last week, I was in a local Salvadoran restaurant picking up some take-out and wondered what everyone was laughing at, this clip was up on the TV screen, not hearing the audio I thought it was a fly. “Que es? Una mosca? Es como se dice ’ en boca cerrada no entran moscas.’”


#5

Sickening. Wasp was just flying around, not doing any harm, and this MONSTER decided he had the right to end its life. On behalf of all winged insects, I think this video should be taken down. We should not be forced to witness such wanton barbarity.


#6

Don’t wasps sting in Costa Rica?


#7

Like chicken.


#8

No. They ‘picadura’.


#9

like. like. like.

no they go on eco-tours and rent air bnb’s in the tree canopies. oh, you meant the insect, didn’t you…


#10

I am not familiar with wasps that small.


#11

We just did.


#12

There is an episode of ‘The Sky at Night’ where the late, great Patrick Moore swallow a bluebottle. Of course, being Patrick Moore, he carried straight on without a pause.

I have seen him live. He spoke even faster than on TV, with never an ‘er’ or ‘um’ the whole time.


#13

Pura Vida!


#14

He’s ready to take on the Reavers.


#15

No, they “Pican”


#16

Am I seeing ‘regional’ difference in the use of the Spanish language?


#17

#18

Perhaps he’ll die?


#19

Yeah I look forward to seeing which animal he’ll swallow to catch the wasp.


#20

Actuarial Perspectives on Entomophagy claims that only older females show a change in mortality rate.