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News anchor has the best reaction to swallowing a fly on live TV

“I could feel it fluttering in the back of my throat."

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Yikes!

As the saying goes, “the show must go on.” That goes for accidentally swallowing an insect on live television.

Just ask Canada’s Global News anchor Farah Nasser, who’s awkward blip became a viral sensation on Twitter.

The video clip, which has been viewed more than 100,000 times, shows the journalist trying her best to persevere through a serious report on Pakistan's devastating monsoons after something clearly gets caught in her throat.

The amount of struggle in her voice and on her face was palpable, but the fly—not so much. Though the fly wasn’t visible on screen, Nasser shared in an interview with CNN “I could feel it fluttering in the back of my throat."

But still, the flying insect was no match for Nasser’s resolve! Giving Entertainment Tonight the recap, she thought to herself “not today fly” and made it through her segment like a pro.

Speaking of pros, the comments to this video were simply exquisite.

One person, clearly fond of puns, wrote “I knew something was BUGGING me about your coverage of that story but I didn't have time to INSECT it further. You handled it like a pro, especially since you were LARVE on TV.”

10/10. No notes.

Though the clip has been getting a lot of laughs online, Nasser knew to remain sensitive, writing in her caption that the situation was “very much a first world problem given the story I’m introducing.”

Still, she thought the moment was an opportunity to add a bit of levity to the often dreary headlines, telling ET "news is so heavy so it's really nice to just give people a laugh—even if it's at my expense.”

You never really know what life is gonna throw at you. Sometimes you just gotta take a gulp and hope for the best.

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Six percent are estranged from their mothers and 26% have no contact with their fathers. It’s believed that these days, more children are comfortable distancing themselves from their parents because it’s good for their mental health.

“I think it relates to this new desire to have healthy relationships,” Rin Reczek, a sociology professor at the Ohio State University, said, according to The Hill. “There might be some cultural shifts around people being allowed to choose who is in your family. And that can include not choosing to have the person who raised you be in your family.”

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It’s incredibly rare for a bull moose to lose both at the same time—and even more rare that someone would actually catch it on film.

That’s why shed hunter (yes, that’s a real term) and woodsman Derek Burgoyne calls his footage of the phenomenon a “one-in-a-million” shot.

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Loretta Lynn's granddaughter wows 'American Idol' judges with raw original song

Emmy Russell's original song "Skinny," featuring lyrics about body image and eating disorders, nearly brought everyone to tears.

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Emmy Russell (left) and her grandmother Loretta Lynn (right)

Emmy Russell, granddaughter of country music icon Loretta Lynn, proved that she was an artist in her own right during a recent episode of “American Idol.”

The 24-year-old singer-songwriter from Nashville auditioned in front of judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan during the show's Feb. 25 episode, during which she opened up about wanting to not live in her grandmother’s shadow.

"She's one of the biggest country music singers of all time, but to me she's just Grandma," she said, adding "I think I am a little timid, and I think it is because I want to own my voice. That's why I want to challenge myself and come out here."

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You can’t lie about it, you can’t take it back, all you can do is pray for forgiveness.

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Sabrina Benaim's “Explaining My Depression to My Mother."

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