Posted: Yesterday at 18:16
Haven't been stung by a Hornet yet. As a five year old I was curious to how much a big bumble bee's sting would be.
(Bumble bees don't use a sting to protect nests or to piss off people, they use a sting to kill old queen bumble bees - bet you didn't know that).
Anyway, I conducted the experiment by grabbing hold of what was probably a queen bumble and held it until it stung me (a couple of seconds). Yes, that hurt!
No big deal.
It was the adults which shat themselves.
And yes, I have had a mate sew up a ripped backside (with fishing line - 1lb Maxima-) after I made a poor job of jumping off a barbed wire fence. I was 15 at the time and a hospital visit was deemed a waste of valuable fishing time.
That also hurt - a bit.