Give it a dime, apparently.

Had to go research this thing, and the answer to what to do if it stings you is scream.

from Wikipedia-

“One researcher described the pain as “…immediate, excruciating, unrelenting pain that simply shuts down one’s ability to do anything, except scream. Mental discipline simply does not work in these situations. In terms of scale, the wasp’s sting is rated near the top of the Schmidt sting pain index, second only to that of the bullet ant, and is described by Schmidt as “blinding, fierce [and] shockingly electric”.“

Soooooo…dissociate to escape or?

It’s laying eggs in you.

Let’s back up a second and fully appreciate that description.

The Schmidt sting pain index, a widely used classification system for the bites and stings of ants, bees and wasps, is literally the personal ranking system of a guy named Justin Schmidt, who goes around letting bugs sting him for science. Like, that’s this Thing as a scientist.

In one entry, he describes the sting of the common bee as “almost pleasant, [like] a lover just bit your earlobe a little too hard.”

In another, the sting of the yellowjacket is described as “hot and smoky, almost irreverent. Imagine W. C. Fields extinguishing a cigar on your tongue.“

So when the Schmidt sting pain index characterises the sting of the tarantula hawk as “blinding, fierce [and] shockingly electric”, well, now you know what your standard for comparison is!

this is fascinating but when do we kinkshame Justin Schmidt

I’ve been stung by honeybees thousands of times and I don’t mind it but fuck, Schmidt, what the fuck have you and your lovers been up to? Because I’ve been bitten by lovers before two and IT DOES NOT FEEL ANYTHING LIKE A BEESTING. 

Are you still getting Anon Hate mail and don’t want to turn off the Anon function, here is an alternate way to deal with them


If you get hate mail, you can block them and if on a computer you can report them.  The persons URL is NOT Anon to Tumblr.  So, if you are getting really distasteful hate (the kill yourself kind, gross, abusive, violent, sexual etc) This is what you need to do:

On a computer:

In the bottom right corner are 3 dots. Click on them.

Here you see the Block, Flag or Delete.  Flag them. This will then open the side window. You click the “Violates Tumblrs Guidelines……” and then follow the rest of the prompts.  It will automatically block them at the end. Tumblr can and will take action depending on the severity of the violation.

If on mobile:
You will not have the Flag function but you do have the block.  HOWEVER, on mobile go to the website version and use the above tricks.

It’s time to get the hate under control.  If these people know they cannot hide then perhaps they will stop.

Please reblog and let others know.

These stunning timelapse photos may just convince you about climate change


Melting glaciers, from Greenland to Antarctica, have become symbols
of global warming — and monitoring their retreat is one major way
scientists are keeping tabs on the progress of climate change.

scientists are trying to bring the issue a little closer to home by
using time-lapse photos to show the effects of climate change are
already occurring…

These stunning timelapse photos may just convince you about climate change