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YouTube Star Let A ‘Murder Hornet’ Sting Him And I’m Officially Terrified

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So obviously don’t try this home.

As if 2020 hasn’t been brutal enough, what with the fears of a third World War, the numerous natural disasters and the global pandemic we are currently enduring, it was just discovered that murder hornets have been spotted in America. As you can probably guess by the terrifying nickname, murder hornets aren’t exactly something we should be excited to find in our own backyard. In fact, if you see one of these buzzing baddies flying at you, you should run in the other direction. While a sting from one murder hornet aka Asian giant hornet aka Japanese giant hornet is not likely to kill you, it will leave you with dizziness, agonizing pain and swelling. If you’re curious as to what those symptoms might look like you’re in luck because YouTuber, Coyote Peterson, actually allowed himself to be stung back in 2018.

For his channel “Brave Wilderness,” Coyote and his crew headed to Japan with the goal of finding the giant hornet to show the effects of its sting. Maybe we should introduce Coyote to knitting or adult coloring books because there are definitely safer hobby options out there. In any event, the crew was successful in their hunt and the YouTuber allowed the two-inch terror to sink it’s stinger into his arm. As soon as the stinger pierced the flesh, which we get to cringe-watch thanks to a good zoom-in, Coyote recoiled and screamed out that he is in “Searing pain! Absolute searing pain!” Followed by the sting, Coyote also recounted an immediate bout of dizziness and then displayed some horrific swelling. Seriously Coyote, if knitting isn’t your thing we can try pottery or tie-dying…

Obviously these big bugs are terrifying to humans but they are also a huge threat to honeybees. The hornets go through a “slaughter phase”…because of course they do…in which they kill honeybees by biting off their heads and feeding them to their young. By now we know just how important honeybees are and we also know how quickly they are declining. If murder hornets thrive here in the states, it could be the final blow to the honeybee population. The shred of silver lining to catching the hornet’s introduction so early is that there is a chance to eradicate them before the population grows out of control according to Washington State Department of Agriculture entomologist Chris Looney. Come on 2020, now’s your chance to redeem yourself!

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An Olympian Swam A Full Pool Lap With A Glass Of Chocolate Milk On Her Head And Everyone’s Impressed

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Olympic counsel, please consider making this an official sport.

In order to become an Olympic athlete you have to train for years. Push your mind and body to their physical limits. Strive to never give up. And most importantly, learn to balance a glass of chocolate milk on your head. Ok that last one isn’t really necessary for the Olympics but makes for an epic social media post.

Five-time, Olympic gold winner Katie Ledecky took to Instagram to share a video of herself completing an entire pool lap with a glass of chocolate milk balanced on her head. The pro-swimmer used a snorkel to help her breathe as she Nesquick-ly crossed the pool without spilling a single drop! Calling the lap “possibly one of the best swims of [her] career,”  Ledecky shared that the swim was part of the #GotMilkChallenge on TikTok. The challenge’s guidelines are pretty simple: “Got milk? Time to show us what else you got! Step 1: Pour a glass of milk. Step 2: Do something AMAZING–and don’t spill! Step 3: Sip to prove you still ‘got milk’.” I feel bad for whoever tries to follow this stunt.

The 15-time world champion swimmer is no stranger to chocolate milk. Back in 2019, Ledecky partnered with Built by Chocolate Milk and has shared the benefits of the drinking the choccy drink after intense training. As for the swim that has social media buzzing, Ledecky said “I was like freezing in my core so hard because I can’t move, I had to stay so still.” Oh, so that’s what a core is for!

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Giant Asparagus Stalk Causes Quite The Stir On Social Media

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Who would have asparaguessed?

Over the weekend, photos of a giant asparagus plant began circulating Twitter with many users stunned to learn that the plant can grow to be the size of a small tree. I was one of those users because I’ve never seen an asparagus stem longer than a fork…I’ve never seen a bunch that wasn’t ridiculously overpriced either, might I add. The sad reality is that most of us eat things everyday with absolutely no idea as to how they are  grown and farmed. I can honestly say I was always more preoccupied by the thought of the funny smelling, post-asparagus-eating pee that it never occurred to me that these plants could become overgrown. And overgrown is a bit of an overstatement.

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The stem in the picture looks to be over 8 feet tall. My pee would smell funny for a whole year after eating that. The photos have sparked a debate on Twitter with some saying the plants showcased are not asparagus but agave plants instead. While asparagus stems can grow to be about 5 feet tall, agave plants can grow much taller and even bloom flowers. I have zero interest in horticulture but plenty of interest in what’s funny so I just collected a few of the funniest reactions to the asparagus/agave photo here:

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‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ Parodied Dolly Parton To Create A Theme Song For All The ‘Karen’s’ Out There

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These “Karens” are workin’ 9 to 5 on our last nerve.

By now you probably know that the term “Karen” is typically reserved for white women who throw tantrums over things that don’t really require tantrum throwing. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the “Karens” have been especially vocal about not wanting to wear a mask usually citing constitutional freedom as the reason. Over the passed few weeks we have seen headlines about these women coughing on pro-maskers, verbally assaulting eye witnesses and even destroying property all to prove the point that they can and will do whatever they want. It’s annoying. Well, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert took the these suburban lemons and turned them into a hilarious pitcher of lemonade with a parody of the Dolly Parton classic “Jolene,” appropriately renamed “Karen.”

The PSA begins with actual news footage covering the stories of anti-maskers before cutting to a vintage clip of Parton in a pink jumpsuit with an anonymous singer belting out the altered lyrics which poke fun at all the angry scene makers. “You go on rants at Trader Joe’s, sit on the ground at the Costco, say wearing masks is the devil’s law,” the unseen singer croons. “Karen, Karen, Karen, Karen, please just wear a mask you big dumbass” she continues to implore.

Like all good satire, the video is hilarious but also contains an important message. The CDC as well as countless medical professionals have all agreed that wearing a mask is the best way to prevent the spread of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Wear a mask! And check out the funny video below!

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