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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments

Sup Travellers?! There's a new buzz over in China: The giant Asian hornets. These hornets don't float like butterflies but they definitely sting like bees. Actually, they sting worse than bees. Their sting will kill you and kill you very very PAINFULLY! These hornets always existed but they were very low in numbers. However climate change is reportedly causing a rapid population increase of the species. The giant Asian hornets are flourishing and that is not a good thing for the human race.

According to The UK Guardian, at least "28 people have died and hundreds have been injured in a wave of attacks by giant hornets in central China." The hornets, also known as Vespa mandarinia, have reportedly "chased [victims] for hundreds of meters... and stung [them] as many as 200 times." [Imagine getting stung 200 times by these creatures]. The average stinger on one of these creatures measures about a quarter inch. Ankang's fire service has removed over 300 hornet nests this summer, but experts said that the problem was unlikely to end entirely until the temperature drops.



The venom from the stings can cause anaphylactic shock and kidney failure, the Guardian reported. However, the venom is only fatal in large dosages so you need to get stung by a whole lot of giant hornets to actually die. This is the same thing for killer bees though. Enough stings from a killer bee can also cause death. So death from wasps isn't something new, but it is obvious that the Giant Asian Hornets are a bit more dangerous than the average wasp. So the last thing you'd probably want to do is piss them off especially during high temperatures when the hornets flourish. The hornets have been recently spotted in the US. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.