Guy Takes The Most Painful Insect Sting Known To Man

December 20, 2016

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This is a video of Coyote Peterson (real name Jackelope Johnson) enduring a bullet ant sting, the most painful insect sting known to man (the bullet ant is named so because its sting has been likened to the pain of being shot). He doesn't handle it well. I'm not sure if he's playing it up for the camera or if it really is that awful, but I guarantee I could have handled it better. Physical pain is nothing to me. I've been shot, stabbed, hammered and lasered, and that's all nothing. The real pain in life is emotional in nature. Now I'm not saying Coyote is a weakling, but clearly this man has never had his heart broken by the mermaid of his dreams before. Arista, if you're reading this: pick up your conch shell and call me, please.

Hit the jump for the video (but skip to 13:00 for the good stuff -- yes, THIRTEEN MINUTES) while I fill my bathtub with salt in the event Arista actually does call and want to come over (I've seen Splash before).

Thanks to BinkleBottum, who agrees Coyote should have taken all these stings to the neck like somebody who really means business.

  • NervJMSL

    WHY THE HELL THEY ALWAYS END UP BEING IN COSTA RICA!!!! - Costarican here...

  • GeneralDisorder

    Probably because that's where bullet ants live.

  • NervJMSL

    I meant to say every single time they find "The most Poisonous", "Most Dangerous", "Most likely to kill you" they always end up here or in Australia.

  • GeneralDisorder

    The Bullet Ant isn't "most venemous" or "most deadly" but it is "most painful".

  • craig37f .

    HAHAHAHHAHAHA, he put it in one of the most sensitive places too. Should have done the other side of the arm. He keeps this up and he's going to meet Steve Irwin.

  • Way better video of the LA Beast doing the Bullet Ant gloves challenge with some natives.

    https://youtu.be/2NMNbr4z7e...

  • GeneralDisorder

    Yeah. And he doesn't pronounce his name Cowdy.

  • DeksamTorrac

    He would not make it into the Brazilian Satere-Mawe Tribe's coming-of-age rituals.

    In preparation for the initiation rite, the elders of the tribe collect 100s of ants from the jungle. These ants are drugged and placed stinger- first into special gloves woven from leaves. As the drug wears off, the ants become increasingly agitated and are raring to sting. This is when the boy puts on the gloves and lets the bullet ants work their magic, for 10 whole minutes, no less. “It’s the same as having your hands on fire,” says one Satere man. But the real pain starts once the gloves come off, and the venom starts to take effect. As the pain continues to rise, the hands become paralyzed and look like stumps. But just one attempt is usually not enough to turn a Stare boy into a man. He must go through this ritual as many times as it takes for him not to cry during the process. The day he doesn’t shed a single tear, is when he becomes a real man. Sometimes, this can take up to 20 attempts.

    http://www.odditycentral.co...

  • James Mcelroy

    and what about the coming of age ritual where you have to wear gloves filled with hundreds of bullet ants woven into them? you wear them for 10 minutes while you dance and get stung, then you have to do it 19 more times (not the same day) before you're a warrior. https://www.youtube.com/wat...

  • Damon Sherman

    I think it's army ants, but that still has to be a kind of pain I can't even imagine.

  • GeneralDisorder

    LA Beast and uh... some guy who's not LA Beast did the ritual. It's bullet ants. They capture the ants, tuck them into these woven reed gloves. Then the ants sting their hands over and over.

    The cool thing about the bullet ant is that despite the fact it feels like being shot the venom isn't all that dangerous.

  • Kaizer Chief

    No, it's bullet ants.

  • n.g.

    I have been waiting for this video for MONTHS

  • James Mcelroy

    it would be pretty boring if he got stung and was like, "ow, that really hurts, like a lot. Like a lot a lot. Ouch. Yeah, worse than the others. Pretty bad, don't do this at home." Probably wouldn't get many views.

  • Bosun Higgs

    And the Geekologie writer worries about robots?!

  • Big Dog on Krampus

    I always watch these on mute at work, so I just assume he gets off on the stings and then orgasms really hard for the following minutes.

  • Ollie Williams

    Pretty sure at 14:22 you can clearly see he pissed himself.

  • That's completely unrelated to anything in the video. Dude just likes to pee himself.

    Don't judge.

  • Ollie Williams

    Shame Bear Grylls wasn't there so he could drink it.

  • Kaizer Chief

    Put down the forceps... Lift it with your foreskin.

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