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(Gizmodo)   It's just a wasp nest. Go in there, squirt some Raid on it, have ten million wasps come out, pick you up and jam you headfirst into the nest AAAAAAGGHHHHH   ( gizmodo.com) divider line
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2013-04-12 07:35:43 PM  
5 votes:

Bathia_Mapes: [img.gawkerassets.com image 300x284]


cdn.webfail.com
2013-04-12 08:18:40 PM  
3 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-04-12 08:12:37 PM  
3 votes:
Had a problem last summer with wasps constantly getting into my apartment somehow. One after the other. I had nightmares about getting hurt in the middle of the night. Lucky for me wasps make a real loud annoying sound so I was never surprised with one being right on me. I bought a can of RAID extra strength wasps killer and by the end of the summer I had just about killed every rich, whitebread farking yuppy that had been getting into my apartment.
2013-04-12 07:32:09 PM  
3 votes:
img.gawkerassets.com
2013-04-13 03:54:03 AM  
2 votes:

HairBolus: A minor amount of googling turns up that they sprayed poision and killed them all, and that the "wasps" were African killer bees (Apis mellifera and Apis dorsata adansonii)

[www.gomeranoticias.com image 600x338]


I do believe that'd be Apis dorsata and Apis mellifera adansonii. The former is the giant honey bee; the latter is an African species of the western honey bee.

Neither is the so-called "killer" bee, which is actually a hybrid of European species of Apis mellifera bred with  Apis mellifera scutellata.
2013-04-12 10:01:29 PM  
2 votes:

ZAZ: HairBolus: The big problem is that news sites just copy the same story and pass it along.

I have often suggested Fark needs a submission filter that scans a submission of a Gawker group page, finds the real story linked within, and substitutes that link.


That would be really hard to automate. I looks like this story was origionally reported in Spanish (you can find many copies on Spanish sites) then Think Spain translated it into English which caused copies of it to circulate on English sites. Meanwhile non of the English sites did any research to find that the "wasps" had been killed days ago and at least one site identified the "wasps" as Africanized killer bees.
2013-04-12 09:19:34 PM  
2 votes:

ZAZ: If they suspect it is an invasive African species, why can't they go one tiny step further and tell us which? "A house in Spain was infested by a 7 meter nest of the African species Vespa hominivorax." It's that easy.


The big problem is that news sites just copy the same story and pass it along. Another problem is that many languages use the same word for bee and wasp.

A minor amount of googling turns up that they sprayed poision and killed them all, and that the "wasps" were African killer bees (Apis mellifera and Apis dorsata adansonii)

www.gomeranoticias.com
2013-04-12 09:15:55 PM  
2 votes:
I've never run into a wasp that didn't survive a quick shot with this:

www.zepindustries.eu

Something in there makes their exoskeleton become an endoskeleton really fast. Like, drop out of the air dead fast. They don't even have time to react.

fark wasps. I go all biological warfare on them.
2013-04-12 08:53:41 PM  
2 votes:
Evil, mean, vindictive....wasps are natures dickheads. Seal off that room and toss in a thermite grenade.  Just give it up, they own that room.
2013-04-12 08:34:05 PM  
2 votes:
t0.gstatic.com
t2.gstatic.com
2013-04-12 07:33:31 PM  
2 votes:
img.myconfinedspace.com
2013-04-13 06:46:24 PM  
1 vote:
We get wasps nests this big all the time, usually on a vacant lot somewhere.  Last year it was between an old dumpster and an abandoned school building.

They build some nice 3x2' nests in my 3rd story attic from time to time.  Very easy to resolve.  Get an electric leaf blower, attach the leaf suction adapter, duct tape 20' of plastic drain pipe to it.  Fire up the blower, put the end of the drain pipe on the entry hole in the wall where the wasps go in and out and gently bang it on the wall.  All of the wasps will come out and be turned into bee mulch.  Do make sure to point the end of the blower away from you.

Next day, repeat the process.  You'll get everyone who was out the day before, reassigned to nest protection.

Now reverse the drain pipe, putting it on the blower end.  Turn the leaf blower upside down (leaf sucker adapter still in place), put the end of the drain pipe where the entry hole is and turn it on, and dump a cup of sevin-5 insecticidal powder in it.  Turn off the blower and try to avoid the cloud of dust from landing on you.  You just fired a fair amount of powder into the entry, and any wasp coming or going will collect it on their wings and legs.  Eventually the nest will die off from the accumulated insecticide.  In the winter, go into the attic and remove the nest.

I wish I'd invented this, but this is how they remove unwanted bee nests and a guy took one out of my neighbors tree years ago, which gave me the idea.  He had a low speed vacuum with a long pipe and a clear box they got suctioned into, where the majority survived and he was able to sell them to someone who wanted bees.  The cool part is during the swirl down the hose they get sick and puke up their nectar and whatnot all over the inside of the clear plastic box.
2013-04-13 01:33:49 PM  
1 vote:
What's worse than a wasp?

cdn.bulbagarden.net

How about a 5-foot-tall queen wasp that shoots its babies at you like a living gatling gun?
2013-04-13 08:28:30 AM  
1 vote:

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: The Managing Editor at the first newspaper I worked for lived out in the country. On his porch was his grandfather's recliner, because he had a tiny house, and no room for it inside. It sat there for about five years, and a bee colony established itself inside it. He didn't care, so it thrived.

One warm (for late February) day, he decided to see if the bees had survived the Winter, so he took a broom and from the safety of his door, gave the chair a big WHACK! and ducked back behind his screen door. Dust and a few drowsy bees came out, flew around a bit, and went back inside. About three hours later, he decided to go to town to do his laundry. He walked out with his laundry basket on his head, and they were waiting for him. They chased him a quarter-mile to the neighbor's house, and he got stung over a hundred times. He looked like the Pillsbury Dough Boy. He went to the hospital, and from there, he called a beekeeper, and the guy opened the back of the recliner and there was 65,000 bees and almost 40 pounds of honeycomb.


Sounds like Africanized Killer Bees. They will literally sit there waiting for you to fark up so they can ruin your shiat while you aren't looking. And when you run, they will follow you for ~2 miles just because.

They're Al Pacino in Taxi Driver.

Back when I was working for a summer camp, the boss brought us an article about a guy who had ran over a nest with a tractor. They chased him so he jumped in the pool. He got stung hundreds of times on his face because the swarm just hung out over the water waiting for him to come up. Eventually someone saw what was going on and called the local fire and rescue who took a high powered hose to the swarm. Even the fire fighters got stung up pretty good, but everyone made it out okay.
2013-04-13 07:58:28 AM  
1 vote:

Ronin_S: lousyskater: [i.imgur.com image 780x506]

You know they're all girls, right?

I'd like to get a giant nest of ants and toss it in there with a remote camera just for added WTF-ness.




Ants evolved from wasps.
2013-04-13 05:27:41 AM  
1 vote:
don't piss off the recliner bees
2013-04-13 03:13:16 AM  
1 vote:
CSB time,

So one January my brother goes for a hike in the woods and finds a hornets nest.  He thinks it looks cool and decides to bring it home.  He takes it to his bedroom and shuts the door before coming to dinner.  About an hour or so goes by and he goes back to his room to find it full of pissed off hornets.

Dad had to shut off the furnace and remove the window, from the outside of the house, and wait for them to go back into the nest.  It took about an hour or so for them to do so.

Once the stingy bastards are back in the nest, said nest is taken out to the yard, doused with gasoline and set ablaze.

Did I mention my bro was diagnosed with schizophrenia?

Good times.
2013-04-13 01:28:28 AM  
1 vote:

BenJammin: Throw a stick of dynamite at it.


Puss. ;3

Air strike. Napalm.
2013-04-13 01:18:46 AM  
1 vote:
I remember seeing a video not too long ago where just a dozen or so giant Japanese hornets literally massacred like 100,000 honey bees in their hive!!!
dang I wish I know where I found that video.

Even a dozen of the best MMA fighters in the world can't take on 100,000 3 yr olds. The insect world is really nuts!
2013-04-13 01:14:02 AM  
1 vote:

Mister Peejay: Galileo's Daughter: The article states that authorities could not locate the homeowner.  He's probably in the nest.

[www.feoamante.com image 301x225]


So he's covered in bees?
2013-04-13 12:25:56 AM  
1 vote:
The tarantula wasp is probably the most badass insect around.  Wikipedia knows all.

I don't like spiders at all, and an enemy of my enemy is my friend.  I'm cool with tarantula wasps, and sometimes see half a dozen of them around the pool in the summer.  They do remarkably well at staying out of the way, never had an issue with one or heard of anyone being stung.

On the other hand, I've never seen a spider win an encounter with one, ever.  Once the wasp identifies the spider and moves to attack, it's as good as over.
2013-04-12 11:33:50 PM  
1 vote:

Gyrfalcon: CAN WE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD GET SOME KIND OF WARNING ON THESE LINKS BEFORE I CLICK ON THEM AND DESTROY MY MENTAL HEALTH FOR THE REST OF THE NIGHT?!??!?!?!?!


[whimper]


farm4.static.flickr.com
2013-04-12 10:26:43 PM  
1 vote:

scottydoesntknow: maxis_mydog: Kirby Muxloe: studebaker hoch: [www.statesymbolsusa.org image 380x254]

If those spiders start giving you any trouble, let me know.

Nice picture, Studebaker, but I like this one better...

WTF IS THAT THING!!!!!

Cazadore. Very fast and highly poisonous. That one is obviously a baby


Yeah.  It hasn't hit the metamorphosis stage yet:

cdn2.cagepotato.com
/explains all those "you feel a bit woozy" messages.
2013-04-12 10:00:25 PM  
1 vote:
CAN WE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD GET SOME KIND OF WARNING ON THESE LINKS BEFORE I CLICK ON THEM AND DESTROY MY MENTAL HEALTH FOR THE REST OF THE NIGHT?!??!?!?!?!


[whimper]
2013-04-12 09:42:30 PM  
1 vote:

maxis_mydog: Kirby Muxloe: studebaker hoch: [www.statesymbolsusa.org image 380x254]

If those spiders start giving you any trouble, let me know.

Nice picture, Studebaker, but I like this one better...

WTF IS THAT THING!!!!!


Cazadore. Very fast and highly poisonous. That one is obviously a baby
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-04-12 09:35:33 PM  
1 vote:
HairBolus: The big problem is that news sites just copy the same story and pass it along.

I have often suggested Fark needs a submission filter that scans a submission of a Gawker group page, finds the real story linked within, and substitutes that link.
gja
2013-04-12 09:31:51 PM  
1 vote:

tgambitg: I've never run into a wasp that didn't survive a quick shot with this:

[www.zepindustries.eu image 342x475]

Something in there makes their exoskeleton become an endoskeleton really fast. Like, drop out of the air dead fast. They don't even have time to react.

fark wasps. I go all biological warfare on them.


That would be HEPTANE. That shiat will ruin any living beings day. It is so bad repeated contact will lead to defatting of the subcutaneous skin layers and other nice things like severe CNS depression. An insects exoskeleton doesn't stand a chance.
2013-04-12 09:10:13 PM  
1 vote:

studebaker hoch: If I was the first person to find that nest, I'd put some clothing near the nest so it would appear the nest was covering a dead person.  Some kid-size shoes with about a foot of pant leg on each would be perfect.  Put them close together and aimed into the nest.  Maybe a "big book of bugs" nearby.

Then let someone else discover the nest.


It is a vacant home so I'm assuming the homeowner hasn't been located yet. There's one place they haven't checked yet.
2013-04-12 08:59:36 PM  
1 vote:

orclover: KangTheMad: My question is, what made the neighbors concerned over the house?

Probably all the local homeless and pets being carried into the house.  Or maybe the 120db steady hum of a million wings beating constantly.


"Honey, the kid is missing"

"Huh...Did you notice the house next door seems to be vibrating? The mailbox fell off just now."

"Those damn kids with their weird waspstep music or whatever they call it. I'm gonna go kick them outta there"


....

"Louise! Louise! Let's go, we're leaving, now."

"Leaving? what?"

"No time to explain, we're going to Australia, it's safer there."

"But where is Timmy?"

"Forget Timmy, the wasps have him now. MOVE!"
2013-04-12 08:42:33 PM  
1 vote:
i6.photobucket.com

This Wasp can stay...
2013-04-12 08:34:25 PM  
1 vote:
cdn.uproxx.com
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-04-12 08:33:33 PM  
1 vote:
scottydoesntknow

Your killer wasp is a "cicada killer." They are solitary, or nest in small groups. They sting cicadas. They are not programmed to seek revenge on intruders.
2013-04-12 08:32:48 PM  
1 vote:
What? sonofa....

Despite their common names, as adults, crane flies do not prey on mosquitoes, nor do they bite humans. Some larval crane flies are predatory and may occasionally eat mosquito larvae.[3] Adult crane flies feed on nectar or they do not feed at all. Once they become adults, most crane fly species exist as adults only to mate and die.

Well, there went my grand plan.
2013-04-12 08:29:56 PM  
1 vote:
www.heavyharmonies.com
2013-04-12 08:27:34 PM  
1 vote:

Gilligann: Experts have examined the nest, which is said to be 21'9" in length, and say the common type of wasp found in gardens would never normally build a nest of this size.

Can't they tell what type of wasp it is by looking at one of the wasps?


So you want to go catch one of those wasps?  From its wasp commune?
2013-04-12 08:22:57 PM  
1 vote:
img213.imageshack.us
2013-04-12 08:21:36 PM  
1 vote:
Now i think i know how people who are cool with giant spiders feel during spider threads. This doesn't bother me at all.
2013-04-12 08:16:01 PM  
1 vote:

skinink: Had a problem last summer with wasps constantly getting into my apartment somehow. One after the other. I had nightmares about getting hurt in the middle of the night. Lucky for me wasps make a real loud annoying sound so I was never surprised with one being right on me. I bought a can of RAID extra strength wasps killer and by the end of the summer I had just about killed every rich, whitebread farking yuppy that had been getting into my apartment.

24.media.tumblr.com
2013-04-12 08:14:26 PM  
1 vote:

skinink: Had a problem last summer with wasps constantly getting into my apartment somehow. One after the other. I had nightmares about getting hurt in the middle of the night. Lucky for me wasps make a real loud annoying sound so I was never surprised with one being right on me. I bought a can of RAID extra strength wasps killer and by the end of the summer I had just about killed every rich, whitebread farking yuppy that had been getting into my apartment.


Okay, you're funny.
2013-04-12 08:11:24 PM  
1 vote:
Sources say authorities were surprised, however, when what they initially thought to be a gigantic hornet's nest was actually discovered to be old man winter's fresh new look for summer.
2013-04-12 08:11:05 PM  
1 vote:
and I thought nothing could creep me out more than the spider pics/stories.

/wish I hadn't looked at that.
2013-04-12 07:46:06 PM  
1 vote:
Better AAAAAAGGHHHHH, than the damn things deciding to wage WAAAGH!.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-04-12 07:02:32 PM  
1 vote:
If they suspect it is an invasive African species, why can't they go one tiny step further and tell us which? "A house in Spain was infested by a 7 meter nest of the African species Vespa hominivorax." It's that easy.
2013-04-12 06:56:14 PM  
1 vote:
Well, there goes MY good night's sleep...
 
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