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The Taj Mahal Is Under Siege From Horny Insects

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We almost certainly should not find this as funny as we do

According to a report in the New York Times, millions of mosquito-like insects have swarmed the Taj Mahal on a mating flight and are leaving the structure covered in green slime. The Taj Mahal is one of the world's most famous and beautiful structures and we certainly bear it no ill will, so we probably shouldn't be taking much pleasure in this story. But then you get sentences like this one, from the Times article...

Like generations of romance-driven human couples before them, the bugs have swarmed the Taj Mahal on a mating flight, excreting a green substance on parts of its marble walls.

...and how can you not? Feel better soon, Taj Mahal.

Taj Mahal Under Attack by Bugs and Their Green Slime [NYT]