Breathing on a hornet nest



  • Not an IT related WTF, but hurts my brain just the same. I found this gem while reading a Wikipedia entry for hornets.

    what do you mean, blowing on the nest entrance is dangerous?

    It feels bad that I know some people who'd actually be dumb enough to try blowing into a nest entrance if they were told the wasps wouldn't be able to come out then, and made a bet about it.



  • Actions to avoid

    • Disturbing a nest (including vibrations and loud noises)
    • Being within a few meters of a nest
    • Disturbing or killing a hornet within a few meters of a nest
    • Blocking the path of a hornet
    • Breathing on the nest or hornet
    • Rapid air movement

    TRWTF is that the 3 bold lines already should prevent you from breathingon a nest or hornet.

    Unless you're Superman, in which case all of the information is irrelevant to you.

     



  • Actions to avoid

    • Disturbing a nest (including vibrations and loud noises)
    • Being within a few meters of a nest
    • Disturbing or killing a hornet within a few meters of a nest
    • Blocking the path of a hornet
    • Breathing on the nest or hornet
    • Rapid air movement

    YOU SHALL NOT PASS



  • Yes, people are idiots.  It's the same reason they put "DO NOT EAT" on silica gel packets.



  •  @Aaron said:

    Yes, people are idiots.  It's the same reason they put "DO NOT EAT" on silica gel packets.

    But they're so tasty!!!



  • @Aaron said:

    Yes, people are idiots.  It's the same reason they put "DO NOT EAT" on silica gel packets.
     

     

    Years ago, a buddy and I printed up a whole bunch of stickers that said "Do NOT Use as a Comb".  The we went around sticking them on ladders, gas pumps, blenders, and anything else that should not be used as an implement of hair stylization.  

     It didn't take much to amuse us back then.  



  • I think we should be encouraging people to blow on hornet nests and use gas pumps as combs and all the other things printed on warning stickers.The resulting deaths should increas the average IQ of the population. Let's make Darwinism work for us…

     



  • @havokk said:

    I think we should be encouraging people to blow on hornet nests and use gas pumps as combs and all the other things printed on warning stickers.The resulting deaths should increas the average IQ of the population. Let's make Darwinism work for us…
    Indeed. I hate warnings like this. They get in the way of evolution.



  • @Aaron said:

    Yes, people are idiots.  It's the same reason they put "DO NOT EAT" on silica gel packets.
     

    What is really funny about that is if somebody hadn't actually done it, there wouldn't be one (most likely, although now days everybody is doing a CYA).  I mean really, do you need a "Not to be spread on your toast" warning on KY Jelly?



  • [quote user="Renan "C#" Sousa"]It feels bad that I know some people who'd actually be dumb enough to try blowing into a nest entrance if they were told the wasps wouldn't be able to come out then, and made a bet about it.

    [/quote]Heh. My dad once found a pretty unorthodox method of getting rid of a wasp nest at a countryside office complex. It was raining hard, and the winds were blowing pretty hard. The hive itself was unaffected, but it was about half a meter from the gushing winds, so my dad had a plan. He went outside, armed with a can o' Raid, and just sprayed Raid on the wasp nest. 2 seconds later, half of the entire nest detached and swarmed towards my dad, who ran like crazy back inside.

    Normally this would be something worthy of a Darwin Award, except that the aforementioned winds swept the entire swarm away, and because of the heavy rain, it managed to slam them permanently against the ground (wet bugs won't fly.) He did it two more times, and this resulted in an empty nest, as by then, the entire nest had "gone into battle".

    The nest was easily taken down after that, as there were no more wasps left to defend it.



  • @havokk said:

    I think we should be encouraging people to blow on hornet nests and use gas pumps as combs and all the other things printed on warning stickers.The resulting deaths should increas the average IQ of the population. Let's make Darwinism work for us…

     

     

     

    I love being the one who does this. You insult the general population for not being smart and in the midst of your insult you make a spelling mistake. Not as good as a grammar mistake but still...

     

    DEATH!!! 



  • @DeLos said:

    You insult the general population for not being smart and in the midst of your insult you make a spelling mistake.

     

    Sigh. Guilty as charged.

    WTB speeling chekir for brain...



  •  @danixdefcon5 said:

    Heh. My dad once found a pretty unorthodox method of getting rid of a wasp nest at a countryside office complex. It was raining hard, and the winds were blowing pretty hard. The hive itself was unaffected, but it was about half a meter from the gushing winds, so my dad had a plan. He went outside, armed with a can o' Raid, and just sprayed Raid on the wasp nest. 2 seconds later, half of the entire nest detached and swarmed towards my dad, who ran like crazy back inside.Normally this would be something worthy of a Darwin Award, except that the aforementioned winds swept the entire swarm away, and because of the heavy rain, it managed to slam them permanently against the ground (wet bugs won't fly.) He did it two more times, and this resulted in an empty nest, as by then, the entire nest had "gone into battle".The nest was easily taken down after that, as there were no more wasps left to defend it.
    Nice. That's why we're at the top of the food chain. Well, at least those of us that don't breathe on hornet nests .


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