Check out their graphic for Friday’s article about the Bed Bug Registry:
(At least that’s what it looks like at 1:30 am EST on Saturday 8/28, apparently more than 24 hours after it appeared.)
I was also amused to see their prank Bed Bug Registry entry for 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C.
Although the official explanation was that it was tented for “maintenance work, including power washing” (as noted here), this did give rise to speculation in some quarters that the White House might have been tented for gas fumigation, perhaps even for bed bugs.
I do not know enough about the structure to even know if this is even a possibility (it’s usually necessary to tent an entire building for gas fumigation).
A more likely explanation is probably maintenance and planned renovations.
Still, the President and his family travel a lot, and have a lot of people coming in and out. I hope they’re taking precautions against bed bugs!
Thanks to Maciej Ceglowski at the Bed Bug Registry for spotting Gawker’s enigmatic silhouette bug!
Gawker has now updated the same post with a new graphic that incorporates a silhouette bed bug alongside the “not a bed bug” bug.
Even better, they’ve gotten Maciej’s input on their story. Check it out!
You may also be interested in this Daily News story about the Bed Bug Registry.