Costa Rica’s President Luis Guillermo Solis accidentally ate a wasp during an interview on live TV but brushed off the mishap by describing it as a meal of “pure protein”.
Solis was chatting away to reporters during a tour of the southern part of the country when one of the insects flew straight into his mouth.
But rather than spit it out, the president is seen to visibly swallow the bug before expressing surprise and exclaiming: “I ate, I ate the wasp!”
In a hilarious video of the incident, one of the journalists laughed and told the president, “You don’t see that every day.”
Joking that his bizarre snack would make the international news, the South American leader responded: “You don’t see that every day. No way, man.
“They are going to send it to CNN, and it will be fine.”
He then added that his insect-based meal was “pure protein.”
The video which was filmed and shared by Costa Rican news company PZ Actual, had already attracted attention with as much as 250,000 views and comments.