Giant Killerhornets from China

Und wo wir grade bei Riesenviechern in China sind: Dieser CNN-Bericht über Killerhornissen trägt nicht grade dazu bei, dass meine Bienen-Phobie irgendwie Linderung erfährt – mich hat als Kind mal eine ins Ohr gestochen, seit dem hab ich einen riesigen Schiss vor allem, was gelb und schwarz ist und fliegen kann. Und deshalb klebe ich mir die Viecher selbstverständlich auch ins Blog, man beachte den letzten Satz in diesem Zitat:

Chen Changlin was hospitalized after being attacked by hornets, while harvesting rice last week. "I ran and shouted for help, but the hornets chased me about 200 meters, and stung me for more than 3 minutes," he recounted to the state-run China Youth Daily.

Chen said hornets had first swarmed a woman and child working nearby, who then ran towards him. Both later died from the hornets' toxins. "The more you run, the more they want to chase you," said another victim, whose kidneys were ravaged by the venom. When he was admitted to the hospital, his urine was the color of soy sauce, according to local reports.

Killer hornets sting at least 19 people to death in China, nearly 600 stung (via Gawker)