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(National Geographic)   Cornell University student decides to find out the most painful place to get stung by a bee. The answer may surprise you. Fark: The only test subject was himself   (phenomena.nationalgeographic.com) divider line 114
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-04-06 08:38:15 AM
He administered five stings a day, always between 9 and 10am, and always starting and ending with "test stings" on his forearm to calibrate the ratings.

This is how I know he's a good scientist. You can become sensitived to venom or desensitized to pain.
 
2014-04-06 09:37:23 AM
I have been stung in two of those three places. So I'm getting a kick...
 
2014-04-06 10:15:01 AM
Stupid doesn't quite cover it. I'm trying to imagine a situation where knowing where the most painful place to be stung, is of such vital importance, it could change the course of... whateverthehellyoucomeupwith
 
2014-04-06 10:17:36 AM
Having once worked with honey bees, including the Africanized bees, there are no surprises there.  I have to say though, what kind of idiot works bees in shorts?  You wear a veil, long pants and long sleeves and duct tape the cuffs.
 
2014-04-06 10:19:01 AM
I don't think anyone needed to do a study to find out that a bee sting in the face or in the junk is going to farking hurt. Then again I didn't go to Cornell so what do I know.
 
2014-04-06 10:20:05 AM
www.funnyandhappy.com
 
2014-04-06 10:21:31 AM

sand_in_my_vagoo: I don't think anyone needed to do a study to find out that a bee sting in the face or in the junk is going to farking hurt. Then again I didn't go to Cornell so what do I know.


Maybe we should do a study on Cornell students.
 
2014-04-06 10:22:10 AM
littlefun.org
 
2014-04-06 10:22:36 AM
imgs.xkcd.com
XKCD has this covered.
 
2014-04-06 10:23:36 AM
I got stung by a yellow jacket right in my armpit once. That shiat hurt. Plus it was a hot summer day so the sweat felt like acid every time it hit the sting.
 
2014-04-06 10:23:48 AM
We need the following up study with the females. Females do not have as strong the pain tolerance as the males but also have the differences in the anatomy.
 
2014-04-06 10:23:58 AM
Asshole.


No, really, I mean the asshole.
 
2014-04-06 10:25:16 AM

Bareefer Obonghit: Asshole.


No, really, I mean the asshole.


Beenemas are big among the richest of individuals.
 
2014-04-06 10:25:20 AM
Scrotum stings not being terrible isn't surprising at all, that skin isn't very sensitive, comparatively speaking.

Unless it gets caught in a zipper.
 
2014-04-06 10:25:44 AM
Homunculus?
 
2014-04-06 10:29:52 AM

MylesHeartVodak: Having once worked with honey bees, including the Africanized bees, there are no surprises there.  I have to say though, what kind of idiot works bees in shorts?  You wear a veil, long pants and long sleeves and duct tape the cuffs.


He's a bee scientist, so he probably works with bees in a manner similar to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YD2cCOyUatE

Which you have to admit is a bit more forgivable than going into a full blown apiary in shorts and a tank top.
 
2014-04-06 10:30:30 AM
"He kept this up for 38 days, stinging himself three times each on 25 different body parts, and then released this 'after' picture."

clarerowley.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-04-06 10:30:45 AM
img4.wikia.nocookie.net50 bee stings!
 
2014-04-06 10:31:05 AM

Bareefer Obonghit: Asshole.


No, really, I mean the asshole.


Safest orifice for lightning
Learned that from 'Twister'
 
2014-04-06 10:31:15 AM
Dear Penthouse,

It started when a honeybee flew up my shorts and stung me in my testicles....

/rule 34
 
2014-04-06 10:32:22 AM

numbone: [www.funnyandhappy.com image 800x656]


That's one way to get off.
 
2014-04-06 10:32:38 AM
He wimped out at stinging his eyeball for fear of going blind.  Quitter.
 
2014-04-06 10:32:41 AM
Watching too much Mythbusters, I guess.

lh3.googleusercontent.com
 
2014-04-06 10:32:47 AM
Years ago, when I was growing up, I once had a yellow jacket get under my shorts.  How, I don't properly remember, it is just one of those inexplicable things that happens when you are a child.  So anyways, I got the bee-jesus stung out of my junk several times, my junk swelled up to Ron Jeremy size, and I am still terrified of stingy insects to this day.  I am also scared of needles too, and I am not unsure the two phobias are unrelated.

Still waiting on that swelling to go down though.
 
2014-04-06 10:33:36 AM

meow said the dog: We need the following up study with the females. Females do not have as strong the pain tolerance as the males but also have the differences in the anatomy.


Squeeze an 8lb object out of an orfice, then we can talk pain tolerance.
 
2014-04-06 10:34:15 AM
Not a bee sting, but when I was seven, I somehow got a mosquito bite directly on the head of my penis.
I wasn't in the habit of running around in the nude. To this day I don't know how it happened.
/CSB
 
2014-04-06 10:35:24 AM

Literally Addicted: meow said the dog: We need the following up study with the females. Females do not have as strong the pain tolerance as the males but also have the differences in the anatomy.

Squeeze an 8lb object out of an orfice, then we can talk pain tolerance.


Anecdote. I prefer the trusting of the scientific evidence.
 
2014-04-06 10:35:55 AM

Literally Addicted: meow said the dog: We need the following up study with the females. Females do not have as strong the pain tolerance as the males but also have the differences in the anatomy.

Squeeze an 8lb object out of an orfice, then we can talk pain tolerance.


*Orifice
 
2014-04-06 10:36:28 AM
i.imgur.com

Sounds like something they'd do on Jackass
 
2014-04-06 10:37:24 AM

Literally Addicted: meow said the dog: We need the following up study with the females. Females do not have as strong the pain tolerance as the males but also have the differences in the anatomy.

Squeeze an 8lb object out of an orfice, then we can talk pain tolerance.


Can't remember where, but I remember a pain tolerance study done between men and women. The women outlasted the men every time. But then they started telling the subjects they were directly comparing the two, and the results flipped.
 
2014-04-06 10:37:44 AM

meow said the dog: We need the following up study with the females. Females do not have as strong the pain tolerance as the males but also have the differences in the anatomy.


The friend of mine being of the female variety did the lifting of the bathing suit while doing the swatting away of the bee, but the reversing of the swatting motion did cause the unintentional placing of the bee in the regions of her nether, resulting in the stinging of said parts. The friend did the rating at a very high mark of this.
 
2014-04-06 10:38:28 AM
Sign of a true graduate student: You'll do anything to publish a paper (not to mention a sole-authored one!)

/Grad student
//Thankfully not in the life sciences
 
2014-04-06 10:39:54 AM

meow said the dog: Literally Addicted: meow said the dog: We need the following up study with the females. Females do not have as strong the pain tolerance as the males but also have the differences in the anatomy.

Squeeze an 8lb object out of an orfice, then we can talk pain tolerance.

Anecdote. I prefer the trusting of the scientific evidence.


What study are you basing your opinion of women having lower pain tolerance?
 
2014-04-06 10:40:29 AM
"We need the following up study with the females. Females do not have as strong the pain tolerance as the males but also have the differences in the anatomy."

Women aren't that stupid.
 
2014-04-06 10:46:31 AM
I got stung on the lip by a wasp when I was about 8. Playing with friends, the damn thing landed on my face. I stayed as still as I could, but it seems it didn't like being breathed on.
Fking hurt like a bastard.
 
2014-04-06 10:49:38 AM
I was stung on the eyelid once. It didn't hurt as much as how the author described getting stung in the nose.

/still rather get stung on the nose than the penis
 
2014-04-06 10:52:00 AM

Literally Addicted: meow said the dog: Literally Addicted: meow said the dog: We need the following up study with the females. Females do not have as strong the pain tolerance as the males but also have the differences in the anatomy.

Squeeze an 8lb object out of an orfice, then we can talk pain tolerance.

Anecdote. I prefer the trusting of the scientific evidence.

What study are you basing your opinion of women having lower pain tolerance?


Studies. Not a single study.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/030439599400203Q

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304395902003305

http://web.a.ebscohost.com/abstract?direct=true&profile=ehost&scope= si te&authtype=crawler&jrnl=10646655&AN=37270428&h=7Rsz9nvlwd1oz96g6xSs7w Y%2fufjqmxMnVtKeWT5VvrYFl1hSjrjx5bFD5bhBr6jgrbg4gJeGDVr%2fAi4n5JjMZg%3 d%3d&crl=c  (this is a review)

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S108231741180022X  (review)

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304395997001991  (meta-analysis)

There are dozens more of these. You are welcome and I am glad to see the open mindedness of you to make the changing of the perceptions based on anecdote. This is the welcoming thing to the Fark.com website!
 
2014-04-06 10:52:18 AM

Literally Addicted: meow said the dog: We need the following up study with the females. Females do not have as strong the pain tolerance as the males but also have the differences in the anatomy.

Squeeze an 8lb object out of an orfice, then we can talk pain tolerance.


Really need an experience everyone can partake in for a proper experiment.  How about Gout?  Everyone says it's more painful than childbirth and both sexes can get it.
 
2014-04-06 10:56:06 AM

LrdPhoenix: Literally Addicted: meow said the dog: We need the following up study with the females. Females do not have as strong the pain tolerance as the males but also have the differences in the anatomy.

Squeeze an 8lb object out of an orfice, then we can talk pain tolerance.

Really need an experience everyone can partake in for a proper experiment.  How about Gout?  Everyone says it's more painful than childbirth and both sexes can get it.


Or objective methods used in the laboratory such as the many I have shown above including these which examine the sympathetic responding as opposed to the subjective answering of the questions.
 
2014-04-06 11:01:20 AM

meow said the dog: We need the following up study with the females. Females do not have as strong the pain tolerance as the males but also have the differences in the anatomy.


My ex-wife got stung in the hoo-ha. It wasn't fun.
 
2014-04-06 11:02:54 AM

gilatrout: meow said the dog: We need the following up study with the females. Females do not have as strong the pain tolerance as the males but also have the differences in the anatomy.

My ex-wife got stung in the hoo-ha. It wasn't fun.


Sometimes if I have excitement the man in the canoe of me appears as though he became into the nest of the hornets but I am thinking that yes for the most of the people this would not be the good thing if it was the actual insect who has the doing of this!
 
2014-04-06 11:06:09 AM

meow said the dog: Literally Addicted: meow said the dog: Literally Addicted: meow said the dog: We need the following up study with the females. Females do not have as strong the pain tolerance as the males but also have the differences in the anatomy.

Squeeze an 8lb object out of an orfice, then we can talk pain tolerance.

Anecdote. I prefer the trusting of the scientific evidence.

What study are you basing your opinion of women having lower pain tolerance?

Studies. Not a single study.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/030439599400203Q

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304395902003305

http://web.a.ebscohost.com/abstract?direct=true&profile=ehost&scope= si te&authtype=crawler&jrnl=10646655&AN=37270428&h=7Rsz9nvlwd1oz96g6xSs7w Y%2fufjqmxMnVtKeWT5VvrYFl1hSjrjx5bFD5bhBr6jgrbg4gJeGDVr%2fAi4n5JjMZg%3 d%3d&crl=c  (this is a review)

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S108231741180022X  (review)

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304395997001991  (meta-analysis)

There are dozens more of these. You are welcome and I am glad to see the open mindedness of you to make the changing of the perceptions based on anecdote. This is the welcoming thing to the Fark.com website!


So, what you're saying is, you'll google a bunch of stuff but you won't squeeze out an 8lb object to prove you can tolerate it better than I can. Yet you'll say I'm close-minded?

Thanks for the Fark welcome, but you didn't make me cry. Try harder.
 
2014-04-06 11:09:04 AM

OtherBrotherDarryl: I was stung on the eyelid once. It didn't hurt as much as how the author described getting stung in the nose.

/still rather get stung on the nose than the penis


I spent a couple of summers in college working with a commercial beekeeper.  One day a bee got into my veil, climbed up my nose and stuck it from the inside.  It was a terrible thing.
 
2014-04-06 11:10:50 AM

Some Coke Drinking Guy: Years ago, when I was growing up, I once had a yellow jacket get under my shorts.  How, I don't properly remember, it is just one of those inexplicable things that happens when you are a child.  So anyways, I got the bee-jesus stung out of my junk several times, my junk swelled up to Ron Jeremy size, and I am still terrified of stingy insects to this day.  I am also scared of needles too, and I am not unsure the two phobias are unrelated.

Still waiting on that swelling to go down though.


Do you have any children?

/Not snark
//Serious question.
///Rule o' trey
 
2014-04-06 11:14:38 AM

Literally Addicted: So, what you're saying is, you'll google a bunch of stuff but you won't squeeze out an 8lb object to prove you can tolerate it better than I can. Yet you'll say I'm close-minded?

Thanks for the Fark welcome, but you didn't make me cry. Try harder.


No. What is being said by me is that I am happy that when you see the scientific studies published in the well-respected journals by the scientists who do this for a living that you change the opinion of you and are open-minded about this. I did not just Google the bunch of stuff. I went to Google Scholar and searched for gender differences in pain tolerance. If you disagree with this you can likely get the grant funding and provide the own studies of you to dispute the dozens of the studies that show the gender differences. I am not attempting to provide the crying to you. You asked the question of me. I provided to you the answers. Sometimes I do not like the scientific findings that dispute the world view of me either.
 
2014-04-06 11:20:06 AM

Literally Addicted: meow said the dog: Literally Addicted: meow said the dog: Literally Addicted: meow said the dog: We need the following up study with the females. Females do not have as strong the pain tolerance as the males but also have the differences in the anatomy.

Squeeze an 8lb object out of an orfice, then we can talk pain tolerance.

Anecdote. I prefer the trusting of the scientific evidence.

What study are you basing your opinion of women having lower pain tolerance?

Studies. Not a single study.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/030439599400203Q

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304395902003305

http://web.a.ebscohost.com/abstract?direct=true&profile=ehost&scope= si te&authtype=crawler&jrnl=10646655&AN=37270428&h=7Rsz9nvlwd1oz96g6xSs7w Y%2fufjqmxMnVtKeWT5VvrYFl1hSjrjx5bFD5bhBr6jgrbg4gJeGDVr%2fAi4n5JjMZg%3 d%3d&crl=c  (this is a review)

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S108231741180022X  (review)

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304395997001991  (meta-analysis)

There are dozens more of these. You are welcome and I am glad to see the open mindedness of you to make the changing of the perceptions based on anecdote. This is the welcoming thing to the Fark.com website!

So, what you're saying is, you'll google a bunch of stuff but you won't squeeze out an 8lb object to prove you can tolerate it better than I can. Yet you'll say I'm close-minded?

Thanks for the Fark welcome, but you didn't make me cry. Try harder.


I hear this claim with the 8 lb. whatever squeezed out crap all the time. Almost without exception, when I see a woman giving birth, I see somebody screaming out in pain or at the least wincing with it. They are not doing a very good job of tolerating it.

I'd say to any woman who uses this claim to show me the video of you just calmly shiatting out a kid while maybe drinking some tea or doing a crossword puzzle. Difficulty: no drugs, pain blocks, and must have a normal nervous system. (No para or quadro palegics)

When it comes to squeezing something through your oriface, I'm pretty much thinking that you have no choice at that point. Saying you tolerated it is like saying the slave tolerates his hot iron branding on his ass.
 
2014-04-06 11:23:35 AM
If I was his professor, there's no way I would be able to stop myself from giving him B on this.
 
2014-04-06 11:23:58 AM

meow said the dog: gilatrout: meow said the dog: We need the following up study with the females. Females do not have as strong the pain tolerance as the males but also have the differences in the anatomy.

My ex-wife got stung in the hoo-ha. It wasn't fun.

Sometimes if I have excitement the man in the canoe of me appears as though he became into the nest of the hornets but I am thinking that yes for the most of the people this would not be the good thing if it was the actual insect who has the doing of this!


I have the feeling I'm up a river without a paddle
 
2014-04-06 11:26:02 AM
Insufficient sample size!
 
2014-04-06 11:26:40 AM

Karma Curmudgeon: If I was his professor, there's no way I would be able to stop myself from giving him B on this.


He is a graduate student. It does not work that way.
 
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