Video: The awkward moment the president of Costa Rica swallows a wasp during live press briefing

The president of Costa Rica has soldiered through a press briefing, not even stopping when a wasp flew into his mouth.

Instead, he chewed and swallowed the insect in front of an amused media crowd. reported President Luis Guillermo Solis Rivera was talking at the inauguration of an asphalt plant last week when the unfortunate incident was caught on camera. 

"I ate it, I ate the wasp," he said. 

"You don't see that every day. They're going to send it to CNN, pure protein," he is quoted as saying.