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Man stung during bee escape chaos
10/26/2011Posted by on
At least one man suffered a painful sting when “A bee landed on my arm and used its arse to stick something sharp in me,” during an incident at a bee factory in Kent. The man, a postal worker from Cambridge, was being shown around the factory when he “noticed a weird buzzing noise coming from a box,” and decided to take a look inside because he thought that “It was someone’s phone that had been left on vibrate.” Upon opening the box the postal worker suffered “the shock of my life,” when a large number of Apis mellifera bees flew out and started “Flying around the room.”
“It was like a scene from a film,” the wide-eyed Cambridge resident told us. “More specifically like that scene in The Green Mile when the big black guy blows the insects out of his mouth after grabbing hold of Tom Hank’s crotch.” Things took a turn for the worse when “One of them zoomed down and landed on my arm,” and despite “Begging him not to, nasty little insect hammered a spike into me with his backside.”
Tour guide Sam Wells knew something was up when “I noticed a member of the party was missing,” and panicked when she “saw the bald guy with the dodgy moustache opening the Bee Transportation Receptacle.” There was widespread panic and within seconds “all the women were running around screaming,” with it being “a particularly distressing time for those who had chosen to wear a skirt that day.”
23-year old student Mark Monday was mostly calm as “I’ve been to loads of zoos in my time,” and also “Thrown plenty of stones at bee’s nests in my time,” but conceded that “even I had a nervous few seconds until I put my hoody up and pulled the strings tight.”
It is not known how many bees survived the encounter.