Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Must See to Believe!

OH MY GOODNESS! I thought this video was totally fake, but it's NOT! There really ARE such things as GIANT HORNETS! AND, 30 of them REALLY CAN take on 30,000 bees. You really need to see the video to believe it. The link above should be downloadable (though it is almost 19 megs), but you can also try streaming the video by putting
into the "Open Url" box under the "File" button on your Windows Media Player. Whatever you need to do, do it.
For more pics and info, check here. And for those of you who don't feel like doing the conversion, that 5.5cm of the queen is well over 2 inches long. This page also talks about the one way bees can fight back - by cooking the wasps.
Finally, somewhere in the world other than South America has some scary critters (such as my friend the Candiru. Read more about him here and here. And yes folks, it's all true. Read about him if you dare. I do caution you though, some of the pictures are rather graphic. Guys will not be able to read without crossing their legs and squirming.)

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