Recent research published in the journal Nature Neuroscience indicates that male fruit flies that spend time with female fruit flies are less aggressive with other males. Like, the male fruit fly can be a total sweetheart when it's just him and the female, but—like—sometimes he acts totally different when he's around…
At first glance, this is just a woman with clumpy mascara, right? Wrong! Those are fly legs, and that's artist Jessica Harrison. If your day has just been going too well, click through to the video!
The Times is treating this story with all the gravity it deserves. It opens with the line, "The White House is bugged," and explains, "during an East Room interview with John Harwood for CNBC and The New York Times on Tuesday, a giant fly orbited Mr. Obama's head." A lot of jokes about "no-fly zones" and "buzz" follow.