Monday, June 27, 2016

Sting Pain Index

For your records...

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-colorful-pain-index-of-the-stinging-ants-bees-and-wasps-around-the-world?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=atlas-page

9 comments:

Adam said...

See, THIS is true horror. Ive never been stung by a bee. Probably because i spent the better part of my adolescence running away from them whenever once showed up. But to know the pain scale is worse. Now whenever I see a possible stinging insect I'm going to try and sum uo what it is on this list

Jay's Shadow said...

I'm always running into a hornet nest at home, They like to build under the mulch. Not being stung by one, but several.

I get my revenge though.

Adam said...

Jay. Thats terrible. Id be afraid to go outside at that point

Sara said...

Adam it's not so bad as long as you don't have an allergy to them. I'm terrified of flying insects anyway, and am sorry to say I leave my kids for dead when bees are around(it's totally a fight or flight for me. Flight obviously). It feels like a small but ouchie sting/burn. I just got stung last summer for the first time and at first thought it was a tiny thorn from some brush I was near.
This article was fascinating.

Willow Cove said...

I had a wasp land on my knee yesterday while working and my hands were full. Had to wait a few minutes to gently peel it off with a leaf. I believe in bug karma....
Maybe he'll tell his friends I'm cool and leave me alone this summer.

Adam said...

Sara, don't feel bad. If I had kids they would be fending for themselves as well.

K.O. said...

Ha! That's amazing. "A running hair dryer has been dropped in your bubble bath" ... "A cut on your elbow, stitched with a rusty needle"...
I've never been stung, but now I see that I underestimated the experience!

Jay's Shadow said...

Sara, hilarious! Poor kids. :D

Adam, to me it's more of an annoying feeling than pain. I'm one of those people who will cut themselves and not realize it until either I or someone else notices the blood. :D

Cole said...

Having been stung by a pepsis wasp (number 14), I can attest to the description. The effected arm was more or less useless that day, and it took a good 45 minutes before the rest of me could function. Just lay down and suffer.

Totally my fault though. The poor little thing was resting on my car door, didn't see it when I rolled down the window to rest my arm. One hell of a way to call in late to work.