By Sandra Rose  | 

Swarms of hornets kill 40 in China

It's the stuff of nightmares: bodies lining a morgue in China all bear the same bullet wound sized craters in their skin. But the victims didn't die in a shootout, they were stung to death by swarms of hornets the size of an adult thumb.

Swarms of hornets have killed more than 42 people and injured more than 1,640 in northern China over the past 3 months, Breitbart.com reports.

Local experts identified the beastly critters as the Asian giant hornet, which can grow up to 2 inches long.

The hornet stings can lead to anaphylactic shock and a painful death. Victims compare the stings to acid being injected under the skin or hot nails being driven into their bodies.

206 people have been hospitalized in the city of Ankang -- where the most attacks occurred.

"With the development of air-conditioning, urban landscaping and residential environment, hornets have started to migrate and relocate to cities, which has increased the probability of their hurting people," the official news agency Xinhua said in a report Wednesday.

"Furthermore, hornets are sensitive to bright colours, the smell of human sweat, alcohol, perfume, any specially scented articles and things that are sweet as well as the running of humans or animals," said Huang Rongyao, a senior official.

Huang added that $980,000 was allocated for pest control to help combat the varmints in the city of Ankang.

The Asian giant hornets are very predatory and they hunt smaller insects, such as honeybees and other hornets.

One victim said, "the more you run, the more they want to chase you."

In a video released by Xinhua, firefighters are seen spraying large hornets nets with industrial strength pesticides before removing them.

Let's hope these hideous bugs don't migrate to the U.S. anytime soon.

  • luVn_liFe…

    :shock:

    lord

    :pray:

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    The picture is making me squirm :bounce: let me read..

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    from downstairs:
    1 year olds know their momma so she will definitely miss the mom & realize she is gone… if they bonded in that sense.
    ________________________
    Well if I check up out this bish tomorrow TakenSon better remember me :rules: He got eyes and forehead just like me :eek: Which reminds me this is his birthday month. I shall honor him with gravies soon :lol:

  • Honycoatd

    Dear Father... Thank you for all your love, grace and forgiveness you bestow upon me daily. I am not worthy. I call up on you for everlasdting strength, guidance and protection.

    Those things are huge.

    Alot we all will see... we have to keep praying for each other.

  • EyesofScorpio

    i just hope those test roaches that escaped from the lab in China never make it here...

  • AlluringlySweet

    Where....what...you better spray they arses with an AK or a tommy boy. Industrial insecticide be damned. This is why I don't particularly care for nature. Where the hell these things been hibernating that all of a sudden they are coming out the closet? Anybody seen this on Animal Planet..national Geographic?

  • http://www.pinterest.com/stilettosoulja/lve/ Shuga Honey

    Local experts identified the beastly critters as the Asian giant hornet, which can grow up to 2 inches long.
    __________

    so basically they got bees out here thats longer than Man's dyck?!?! :shocked:

    now thats just a dam shame :facepalm:

  • luVn_liFe…

    DANG LBJ is past 10mil followers :eek:
    daMN

  • Miany

    :pray: omg painful n deadly. ...
    I also hope the pesticides they're spraying doesn't cause these folk future harm
    @mistaken :lol: he will remember u

  • Honycoatd

    I have a few memories from when I was a toddler. Not many but a few of my great-great mum. I don't remember her face but I clearly remember stroking her hair when she use to sing to me.

  • lovezoe

    Taken- it comes on Tuesday. They had tbd first episode on demand

  • http://www.pinterest.com/stilettosoulja/lve/ Shuga Honey

    EyesofScorpio says:

    i just hope those test roaches that escaped from the lab in China never make it here…
    ______________________
    girl where you think most of our goods are imported from? i think it was Target that was selling American flags that are "made in china"

    also where all these bedbugs come from. importing shyt that we can very well make ourselves :cuss:

  • luVn_liFe…

    I guess I'll catch up on some work :oops: havent dont NOTHING ALL WEEK
    Im sure Mrs.Pierce is :waiting:

    :kiss: later good folks :bye:

  • Brownskin Cutie (Carrington’s E-boo)

    I just read that story downstairs. :( May God be with the young lady's family and cover that baby.

    Good morning yall!!! :waves:

  • Honycoatd

    Funny thing we are talking about memories. My 4 youngest one... one of their favorite things to say to me is "Mum, you remember when I was a baby and I use to do this and that and I saw so and so did that. Do you remember too?" It drives me nuts. All 4 of them attacking me about what I should be remembering.

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    I am about to tell you all something that could reveal my identity. Everyone close to me knows this quirk. I do not like dots. It reminds me of disease. That picture up there just freaked the the F OUT :wails:
    Anytime I see a cluster on ants together, pepper sprinkled on something or biology slides with cells or bacteria I die :hide: It’s even so bad that if my child has a rash I have my husband take care of it. MY biggest fear is to break out in a rash or some skin disease. LAWD help me when my kids get chicken pox. I might not make it :no:

    Now that I have bared my soul , shamed myself and possibly revealed my Clark Kent identity I will leave. I feel like I need to purify myself in the waters of Minnetonka I am starting to itch at the thought of dots. :kona:

  • AlluringlySweet

    Honestly...these things look genetically modified. These jurrassic park looking things aint natural.

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    *looks at picture* Yuck. Jesus be some extra super strength Raid and some Off.

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    so basically they got bees out here thats longer than Man’s dyck?!?!
    ________________
    :dead:

    Alluring: I do not like outside either :no: It stinks

  • EyesofScorpio

    Shuga Honey says:

    girl where you think most of our goods are imported from? i think it was Target that was selling American flags that are “made in china”
    also where all these bedbugs come from. importing shyt that we can very well make ourselves

    ---------------------

    i know. thats why i'm hoping

  • http://www.pinterest.com/stilettosoulja/lve/ Shuga Honey

    Mistaken i used to think all black ppl had that "ailment"

    some sponge paint treatments look like rashes and give me the heebie jeebies too.

    :smh: ion like that.

  • AlluringlySweet

    Mistaken: thats why I love winter most things that crawl or fly are dead.

  • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    EyesofScorpio says:

    i just hope those test roaches that escaped from the lab in China never make it here…
    _________________

    :shocked: :blink:

  • Anna

    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    I am about to tell you all something that could reveal my identity. Everyone close to me knows this quirk. I do not like dots. It reminds me of disease. That picture up there just freaked the the F OUT

    ~~~~~
    Ditto. I get the heebie jeebies.

  • Honycoatd

    We all have fears Mistaken... your not alone. I am super-anal/ a neat-freak and I have complusive behaviors. I get freaked out too not by dots but dirtiness. :hug:

  • Anna

    Shuga Honey says:

    Mistaken i used to think all black ppl had that “ailment”

    some sponge paint treatments look like rashes and give me the heebie jeebies too.

    ~~~~~
    We both get the "heebie jeebies"? :lol:

  • Honycoatd

    Never heard of the heebie jeebies.

  • Honycoatd

    Oh so I looked it up... heebie jeebies is like having anxiety. We would call that hacked off.

  • http://www.pinterest.com/stilettosoulja/lve/ Shuga Honey

    we need a medical minute on the heebie jeebies :rofl:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inYx0G9syU8 KayCeiSoul

    AlluringlySweet says:

    Honestly…these things look genetically modified. These jurrassic park looking things aint natural.

    ********************************

    That was my first thought. There is nothing new under the sun. If these things were always around causing this type of havoc, I think we would have BEEN known about them.

    The Chinese would have made either a video game or a food out of them.
    So far they've made an energy drink using their venom.

    Genetically modified, and they will find their way over here eventually through imports. Dayum shame. :no:

  • Afiya

    :hi: @Sandra & Miany & Luvn_Life and anyone else that don't see my font as white :wink: :wave:

    Have a FABULOUS Day and LAWD PLEASE, DO THE BEST YOU CAN TO STAY AWAY FROM THE CRAZIES!!! :heart:

  • EyesofScorpio

    Sandra, you didn't read about that one? about a month or so ago(?). actually the story said someone intentionally released the roaches from a test lab. they didnt say how big they were but I was thinking SYFY channel movie proportions....

  • Afiya

    :ontopic:

    I'mma really need for these critters to stay across the waters! :yes:

  • Honycoatd

    Hi Afiya... good morning.

  • Honycoatd

    Oh my gosh, it is almost 10 am already.

    :nervous: My first meeting is almost here and I don't want to go.

  • lovezoe

    Hopefully they wont be harvesting eggs in our shipments since everything we wear, sit on, etc is from China.

  • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    AlluringlySweet says:

    Honestly…these things look genetically modified.
    _______________

    It's funny you say that. My original post title was "Swarms of Genetically Mutated Hornets..." But then I changed the title because I was making assumptions. :lol:

  • The Master Beta :D

    Creepy I hate bug :shudders: :hide:

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    Crying real tears :crying1: I thought I was all alone with my heebie jeebies and dirt complex. I spray my disinfectant spray when I get in and before I leave for work. They be teasing me saying they know when I'm leaving cause they hear *woosh* and smell clean linen.
    Anytime I tell people in real like they be like :blink: Only a few have commiserated with me.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKucUlbrwSU Buttercup

    I teeter on the cusp of being a conspiracy theorist, but something so sensitive, so lethal, so unheard of... in the most overpopulated country on earth. Is that money REALLY being spent to kill them or feed them?

    Okay! Back to reality.

  • Honycoatd

    Mistaken :rofl:

    Your not alone. I clean my house twice a week from top to bottom. And it takes hours and I won't sleep because of it. Its a complusive disorder that I can't seem to shake. I don't even let my kids really do the dishes and they must be washed by hand... no dish washer. It is hard. People come to my home and think it is a show home because everything is in neat lines and organized. My kids can only mess up the play room not even their rooms. I am working on it though. I use to be worse before my children. But with work and 6 kids, it can be super difficult.

  • Pretty Brown Eyes

    Look I can not stand bugs...no bees, hornets, wasp, spiders nor crickets or anything that flies, crawls...basically no insects of any kind. I will freak, scream, run and fight all at the same time no matter where I am, what I'm doing, or who I'm with.

  • Miany

    The word heebie jeebies gives makes my skin crawl :hide:
    Hony.....I think we gotta go through ur diet again cuz I need THOSE EXACT berries, oats and grains YOU'RE EATING cuz u have energy. I dunno if I can still be a neat freak after 3 or more kids cuz kids will tske the ingredients of nothing & create a mess

  • http://www.pinterest.com/stilettosoulja/lve/ Shuga Honey

    what is it with black ppl and bugs? :thinking:

    my coworker asked me wassup with black ppl, our fear of dogs and not knowing how to swim.

    i know these are stereotypes but stereotypes are usually based on something.

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    Where is Redeemed so she can say that this is Biblical and this is reminiscent of the plague :waiting: Only partially joking :blink:

  • http://www.pinterest.com/stilettosoulja/lve/ Shuga Honey

    she also wanted to know why i say aks instead of ask.

    :shrugs:

    i have no idea.

  • lovezoe

    Shuga- Next time they ask that, tell them maybe because our ancestors were thrown overboard on slave ships, our ancestors had to lay next to dead people and bugs collected on them, our ancestors were mauled by dogs when all we wanted was equal rights. Thats what you tell them.

  • Miany

    Fyi....I studied a lil ecology & what I will say is HUMANS are at fault. If those bugs aren't genetic mutations they are probably indigenous to certain areas and are usually found in small numbers.
    Sometimes HUMANS move plants/ animals to new areas all becaus they thought they were cute/cool/interesting etc. These species can become INVASIVE when they are out of their natural habitats they can reproduce at higher rates etc. This happens with plants I'm sure insects do it as well...
    A human Prob brought that bug to China. Whether in atest tube or by walking it in.

  • Honycoatd

    Miany :rofl:

    I do have alot of energy. But I do crash sometimes too. My mind is always on the go and my body is right behind it. I do clean and balance diet for the most part and afford a few unhealthy here and there (they are rewards).
    If you treat your body good, it will do what you want it to most times.

  • http://www.pinterest.com/stilettosoulja/lve/ Shuga Honey

    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    Where is Redeemed so she can say that this is Biblical and this is reminiscent of the plague Only partially joking
    ___________________

    40 some odd comments and nobody said its the last days yet. now thats impressive :tea:

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    Shug that is a good question.
    I have never learned to swim. Hence my fear. But some people say it has to do with our involuntary ride over to the U.S on slave ships.
    Dogs I don’t like nonhuman things animal things. Except lions. Judge me. People say this fear of dogs has to do with massa using them to chase us and them being turned on us during boycotts, sit-ins and basically for just breathing during the Civil Rights era.
    Bugs… :shrugs: we already know why I don’t like them. Maybe we got tired of sleeping with them in the fields and slave cabins and said F this when I make it I am going somewhere where there are no bugs. TO THE BIG HOUSE.
    :whistle: to a deluxe apartment in the SKY HIGH EYE

  • Pretty Brown Eyes

    I also can't handle germs, no rashes, cracks or things that look funny to me..I itch. I also don't do germs, I'm a little OCD and if anything gross, such as someones bodily fluids were to get on me I'd probably have a full on break down.....oh God I'm crazy! Lord help!

  • Honycoatd

    Shuga Plum,

    We are in the third phase of the last days. 7 years vs. 7 years.

  • http://www.pinterest.com/stilettosoulja/lve/ Shuga Honey

    lovezoe says:

    Shuga- Next time they ask that, tell them maybe because our ancestors were thrown overboard on slave ships, our ancestors had to lay next to dead people and bugs collected on them, our ancestors were mauled by dogs when all we wanted was equal rights. Thats what you tell them.
    _________________________

    funny, cuz thats what i said too. not in THOSE words, mind you but i told her the swimming thing might have to do with the slave ships.

    not sure if the chicken or the egg came first with that one tho.

  • Honycoatd

    Bodily fluids is a big no-no in my household. My children don't even drink from each other. They are anal too. :cry:

  • http://www.pinterest.com/stilettosoulja/lve/ Shuga Honey

    Honycoatd says:

    Shuga Plum,

    We are in the third phase of the last days. 7 years vs. 7 years.
    _____________

    :hahaha:

    ok hun :tea:

  • Honycoatd

    But if that is the case... no one here (I think) was a slave. So why have we still not broken that train of thought.

    Too many of us die because of drowning. Granted, it does not take alot of water to drown you but we don't even open up to learn to do cpr or to swim.

  • Miany

    @shuga
    Better question: what's up with white people like her and their constant need to research, compare, analyze and question black people? Why do take such a shallow approach on their quest to understand something so deep? Why do they ask the questions when they're not prepared to receive the truth? :shrugs: the world will never know...
    One thing I know is no other people have ever been so obsessed with something they claim is beneath them :tea:

  • A.J.

    AJ!!! The Foreign Exchange’s new cd is THAT DEAL.
    _________
    KayCei:The bomb. "Right After Midnight" is what I needed this week. I also like "Call It Home."

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    Shuga Plum,
    We are in the third phase of the last days. 7 years vs. 7 years
    ________________________________
    *hands through suspenders*
    In me Bernie Mack from the movie "Life" voice Continue Ray...
    :popcorn:

  • Honycoatd

    We will have 7 years of prosperity and 7 yrs of faminine. During this time, we all should be saving and learning new skills that will enable us to withstand the 7 years of devastation.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inYx0G9syU8 KayCeiSoul

    A.J. says:

    AJ!!! The Foreign Exchange’s new cd is THAT DEAL.
    _________

    KayCei:The bomb. “Right After Midnight” is what I needed this week. I also like “Call It Home.”

    ************************

    I had to take it back... :listen: to "Come Around".

    Their sound reminds me of Dwele, hints of DeAngelo, just GOOD music, you know? I love it.

  • http://www.pinterest.com/stilettosoulja/lve/ Shuga Honey

    Miany says:

    @shuga
    Better question: what’s up with white people like her and their constant need to research, compare, analyze and question black people? Why do take such a shallow approach on their quest to understand something so deep? Why do they ask the questions when they’re not prepared to receive the truth? the world will never know…
    One thing I know is no other people have ever been so obsessed with something they claim is beneath them
    _______________________

    she's not white or american. she was asking a genuine question bc i was telling her about my kids swim coach.

    some of the other questions have popped up over the course of the years. we been working together for a decade now.

    but i feel you tho!

    like Erykah said, "if we were made in his image then call us by our name. most intellects do not believe in god but they fear us just the same.....oooh on and on and on and on...."

  • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    :newpost: Lunatic punches female store clerk over 41 cent dispute

  • Honycoatd

    My mother has the biggest fear is water. I remember once, I was probably about 15 and I was trying to teach her to swim. Well after weeks of the kiddie pool area. I told her let us try and go closer to the deep end. We are close to the wall and she was calm for the most part and I let 1 hand go then all of a sudden she went crazy and started panicking. She literally grabbed me and climbed on top of my head pushing me down. It was the grace of the Almighty that we survived. I never went back with her in the water again.

    I took all my children to swimming classes. Maybe you guys can look in your areas for free classes. They offer them in my community. Water education for children. Even the children's schools do it twice a year.

  • http://gravatar.com/sincerity7 Sincerity7

    :hailnaw: They need to hurry up and figure out what can kill them cuz that is ridiculous!