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An Australian boy has been caught eating two flies during a live television interview. Check it out below:
Many have been hoping the heavens opening up would ease drought conditions for people who have been struggling for years. As a result, The Project wanted to have a look at how the recent rainfall was impacting on people in rural communities.
The Channel 10 programme spoke to a family of four, but one eagle-eyed viewer noticed there was something happening with the eldest child.
When the viewer zoomed in on the interview, they noticed the boy eat not one but two flies within the space of a couple of seconds. The insect could be seen landing on the boy's face before he calmly yet expertly sticks out his tongue and makes the fly disappear.
Before you even notice it's gone, another lands in its place, but is quickly gathered up by the boy's tongue.
A video of the bizarre encounter has been uploaded to Reddit, where thousands of people have been perplexed by what they saw. Many have backed him, saying it's a brilliant food source when things are tough.
One person wrote: "When you're in a drought, flies can be an important source of protein."
Another asked: "How is it that flies can dodge a fast moving hand but they can't dodge a slow moving tongue?"
I, for one, reckon he's a bloody legend for remaining cool under the pressure of a live interview.
Experts and scientists can't be exactly sure how much the rain has replenished and revitalised the dry inland areas that have been enduring a three-year drought, but they do know that many of the bushfires have finally been put out after months of devastation.
Quentin Grafton, who is a water expert and economics professor at the Australian National University in Canberra, said a lot of water helped ease conditions in many places, but had not been distributed evenly across all affected areas.
Speaking to Metro, Grafton explained: "At this stage, it's very good news, and certainly much more than people could have wished for or expected. There are some very happy people."
Professor Grafton added that they'll start to learn a bit more about how useful the rain has been through closely monitoring the rivers in the area over the next few days.
He also said that the area that has been affected by the drought covers more than 580,000 miles, which is an area larger than the African nation of Ethiopia.
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