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Terrifying Giant Hornet Plague Killing Dozens In China

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Note: To everyone sending me the dinosaur smut novels story I already posted it on Monday. Don't you people read?! "Not at all." I didn't think so.

These are giant hornets. They're like regular hornets, but f***ing giant. And apparently they've been swarming and killing people in central China this year in numbers previously unheard of, possibly due to a population spike as a result of climate change. If there was ever a reason to reevaluate our outlook on climate change, this is it.

Twenty-eight people have died and hundreds have been injured in a wave of attacks by giant hornets in central China, according to reports.


Victims described being chased for hundreds of metres by the creatures and stung as many as 200 times.

The hornet attacks are a recurring problem in the area from May to as late as November. According to Ankang police, 36 people died in the city and 715 were injured by the creatures between 2002 and 2005. But Zhou said the issue had been particularly severe this year, possibly because of weather changes.

Jesus, just look at those things. The stingers alone are-- "Bigger than your penis." Good one, jerk! Here I am trying to talk about real world stuff and all you can think about is my corn dog. It's a blessing and a curse. A special kind of curse when I'm out camping with the guys.

Thanks to john, who agrees Mother Nature must have been really uninspired when she stopped making new things and just started making giant versions of existing creatures.

There are Comments.
  • phasmatodea1 .

    Hi,

    I am the owner of this photo, I'm not pleased that many people are using my image without my permission.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/a...

    could you please credit my name "Devon Henderson"

    Thank you.

  • Ian Beale

    This should take down their numbers a bit hopefully. I hear the Chinese have been increasing in number more than any other Country. Still, if they die, then they can use the phrase 'I bought gweat honor to family' ;)

  • I just watched a NatGeo documentary called "Insect Wars" about these monsters, along with other less-frightening insects.

    A giant hornet scout searches for beehives. When the scout enters an Asian honey bee hive, they all pile on the bastard, smothering it with their bodies until the heat in the center of the bee pile kills the hornet.

    Hornets die at 115°. Bees die at 120°.

  • URDUNSON

    geekologie likes to blow things out of proportion for the attention, the actual size of the suspected bees are maximum of 5cm in length with 6mm stings. The photo shown here is a fake taken from somewhere else.

  • Superior_Joe

    Geekolgie is the perfect place for people who take themselves really seriously.

  • URDUNSON

    I'm pretty sure majority of the people don't visit this site to be entertained with false information, you should subscribe to the Onion where you can play with your leveled kind.

  • Superior_Joe

    I'm pretty sure you have a massive sick up your ass. It entertains me. Please, more humorless crumudgeony!

  • URDUNSON

    I can eat a bowl of alphabet soup and shit a better come back than that, but please, show us more of your SAT vocabulary skills and your gay fantasies.

  • Superior_Joe

    Yes! That's it! Now, yell at me to get off. Your lawn!

  • URDUNSON

    Too bad you can't entertain me :_(

  • Superior_Joe

    You're darn tootn! And have you heard the racket that the kids call "music" these days!

  • TalonDesigns

    I was just going to share the same thing. First I would like to say though, in GW's defense, many articles regarding the influx of these wasps, share the same image that was shared here.

    A little more research, will tell you that the queens are much larger than the drones and considering where the photo was probably taken, it's possible that the hand that is holding these little bastard bugs, is smaller in size.

    All that being said -

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/03/...

    More information about the hornets. Where it says that they are about the size of a human thumb. Still, deadly little f*ckers, apparently. Leaving bullet size holes where they sting? Damn. Just damn.

  • Alfredo Barral

    They should all disappear to the cry of "Jumanji"

  • n11

    Damn, and you thought a fly-swatter was gonna do the job? Better crank out the tennis racket instead.

  • ODwanKenObi

    Those must be Tracker Jackers.

  • I think the oatmeal put it pretty well: http://s3.amazonaws.com/theoat...

  • R2D2's baby daddy

    The four giant hornets pictured are dead Queens; they're much larger than the rest of the hive.
    I'm still scared to death of being a target of them, though.

  • TalonDesigns

    They would make a fun set of darts though.

  • Carissa Lynn Van Raak

    no no no no no.

  • saipanbrad

    Chinese people have small hands.

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