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(Some Guy)   Why a Queensland scientist has let himself be stung by 200 different creatures in the name of science. Besides being an Aussie who loves death   (9now.nine.com.au) divider line
    More: Interesting, Insect, Wasp, lot of pain, Australian spider wasp's sting, 35-year-old Sam Robinson, Stinger, Pain, average honey bee sting  
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301 clicks; posted to STEM » on 05 Oct 2022 at 1:10 PM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-10-05 1:14:54 PM  
NOOOOO THANKS.
 
2022-10-05 2:08:57 PM  
Down at the end of the article he says "Don't try this at home".  DARN. That was on my bucket list.

/more like a "kick the bucket" list
 
2022-10-05 2:31:12 PM  
Bullshiat. There aren't stinging species in Australia that won't kill you.
 
2022-10-05 3:31:08 PM  

Dudley_Nightsoil: Down at the end of the article he says "Don't try this at home".  DARN. That was on my bucket list.

/more like a "kick the bucket" list


Not to be "that guy", bu I'm pretty sure that's what "bucket list" means.
 
2022-10-05 5:23:39 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Dudley_Nightsoil: Down at the end of the article he says "Don't try this at home".  DARN. That was on my bucket list.

/more like a "kick the bucket" list

Not to be "that guy", bu I'm pretty sure that's what "bucket list" means.


Yah - Me be the dumb one today!!!
 
2022-10-05 6:11:10 PM  

Dudley_Nightsoil: Down at the end of the article he says "Don't try this at home".


Except science requires that you try it out on other subjects. His tolerance for pain might be completely different than someone else. You have to include women and folks of other races to make sure there isn't something genetic going on.

Enlist convicts in the trials. One sting gets a portion of their sentence reduced
 
2022-10-05 6:39:41 PM  

indy_kid: Dudley_Nightsoil: Down at the end of the article he says "Don't try this at home".

Except science requires that you try it out on other subjects. His tolerance for pain might be completely different than someone else. You have to include women and folks of other races to make sure there isn't something genetic going on.

Enlist convicts in the trials. One sting gets a portion of their sentence reduced


That's a good point but wouldn't you think that for the purpose of pain control you would still be working with the same chemical mechanism as far as the venom itself goes? An anesthetic should work for any other human? Like your idea tho. Have to teach each volunteer what pain level 2, 3 and 4 are. How could an honest evaluation be insured? I like the genetic idea- bet there is something to learn there.
 
2022-10-05 9:42:33 PM  
I want to say that this is the same guy who let an irukandji lay into him... a few short months after he let himself take a "near-lethal" dose of Brazilian Wandering Spider venom.

Yeah, batshiat insane is a definite understatement.
 
2022-10-06 8:14:05 PM  
I'm guessing he's seeking super powers.
 
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