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Man keeps giant hornet on lead as a pet

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 11:20 AM

It might be an internet sting - but this bizarre picture appears to show a Japanese man who keeps a deadly giant hornet on a lead as a pet.

The feared six centimetre (2.5 inches) long Asian insects - which can fly at up to 25 mph - have a powerful, poisonous sting that claims around 40 lives every summer.

https://uk.news.yaho...55.html#AJ2Rz15

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 12:07 PM

Bees and wasps are drones in nature. They have a task at hand and reports back to the hive. Besides, how can one manage to tie a string around a wasp's waist and why would anybody wants to do that? LOL! It has to be some sort of hoax.

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 12:17 PM

Better title: Idiot keeps giant hornet on lead as pet.

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 01:14 PM

Lol. An obviously slow day at yahoo news. :yes:


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 01:17 PM

i read that article last year or 2 years ago i swear


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 01:36 PM

^ with yahoo, I would not be surprised one bit. There are probably people commenting about how the hornet is the latest military tech for spying on people . :P


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 03:03 PM

Where's my flay swatter, lol.  Why would anyone want to keep one as a pet?  Either a hoax or this guy is really lacking in friends.


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 03:30 PM

I would like him to meet my pet botulism culture.


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 03:37 PM

View Postmagikgoddess, on 14 August 2014 - 03:03 PM, said:

Where's my flay swatter, lol.  Why would anyone want to keep one as a pet?  Either a hoax or this guy is really lacking in friends.

We are talking about Japan, which gave us the word *hikikomori* and associated series of 1st world problems.

http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Hikikomori

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 03:44 PM

Ahh, so it's a lack of friends.

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 03:45 PM

Aren't the stingers attached to their internal organs? I thought stinging insects died once they stung something. (If the stinger was left behind.)


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 05:36 PM

I can only imagine the guy keeping this huge hornet on a leash, and the two are walking down the street.


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 05:54 PM

View PostYukiEsmaElite0, on 14 August 2014 - 03:45 PM, said:

Aren't the stingers attached to their internal organs? I thought stinging insects died once they stung something. (If the stinger was left behind.)

I could be wrong, but I'm fairly certain that that is true for honeybees(which is why they are hesitant to sting...suicide), but not wasps.
Anyone feel free to correct me on this, 'cause I'm not sure.

Anyway, yeah, seems like a BS hoax, or the moron has lost his mind.


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 06:29 PM

View PostYukiEsmaElite0, on 14 August 2014 - 03:45 PM, said:

Aren't the stingers attached to their internal organs? I thought stinging insects died once they stung something. (If the stinger was left behind.)

Only in the case of bees.

Wasps can keep stinging until the victim dies or the wasp gets bored.

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 08:51 PM

Come on, it's Japan! It's really a little robot wasp! The leash plugs into the battery pack!





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