Monday, July 18, 2011

A Connoisseur of Pain

Here are some delightful descriptions trying to descriminate the levels of pain from various insect bites. Here is a bit about the Schmidt Sting Pain Index...

And the winner is...the Bullet ant:
The pain caused by this insect's sting is purported to be greater than that of any other Hymenopteran, and is ranked as the most painful according to the Schmidt Sting Pain Index, given a 4+ rating, above the tarantula hawk wasp. It is described as causing "waves of burning, throbbing, all-consuming pain that continues unabated for up to 24 hours".

Like fire-walking over flaming charcoal with a 3-inch rusty nail in your heel.

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