Most PAINFUL Insect Stings In The World!

Most PAINFUL Insect Stings In The World!


From nasty ants to giant evil wasps, here
are 10 of the most painful insect stings…. 10. Yellow Jacket Wasp Yellow Jacket Wasps are the number one cause
of stings on humans in the US as a whole. Variations can be found in countries around
the world, with some being bold, aggressive, and able to sting their targets repeatedly. Chances are that you’ve experienced a sting
by a Yellow Jacket yourself, and it can be a nasty sensation. The pain, which lasts for about 10 minutes,
is caused by a venom that’s injected through the puncture in the skin and can cause swelling
and redness within a few hours. The effects of the sting are rated as a level
2 on the Schmidt pain sting index, the measure that’s used to describe how painful insect
stings are. Justin O. Schmidt, the creator of the index,
is retired entomologist from the Carl Hayden Bee Research Center in Arizona. He organizes the pain felt by an insect sting
from 1-4, with 4 being the most painful. Fire ant stings are just a 1…so….yeah… He assigned Yellow jacket wasp stings a 2
to give a reference to everyone of how painful stings and bites at higher levels can be. He describes the yellow jacket’s sting as
being ‘hot and smoky, almost irreverent. Imagine W.C Fields extinguishing a cigar on
your tongue’. Schmidt has been stung thousands of times,
most times on purpose, to analyze different stings and has compiled his experiences and
rankings in his book called “The Sting of the Wild”. Contrary to what you might think, he’s not
a masochist, but he was trying to understand the evolution of social behavior for insects
such as wasps, bees, and ants. Guess what he found out?? The more a colony has to lose and the more
risk, the more pain the insects inflict and the more toxic its venom. A sting is like a bazooka!! 9. Trap-Jaw Ant The Trap Jaw ant is a type of carnivorous
ant that lives in Central and South America, as well as Asia, Australia, and Africa. There are more than 1000 different species
of Trap Jaw ant, each of which has the telltale giant jaws that can snap shut quicker than
the blink of an eye- sometimes as fast as in one-tenth of a millisecond. Being bitten by a spring-loaded jaw like this
is, understandably, rather painful- so much so that it was given a 2.5 on the Schmidt
pain index. The pain experienced is described as ‘Instantaneous
and excruciating. A rat trap snaps your index fingernail.’ Those who are stung by the Trap Jaw ant can
expect to experience this pain for up to 10 minutes. The ants don’t just use their incredible bites
to attack predators or prey. They have also been seen using it to simply
eject intruders from their nests, or even to fling themselves backwards to get out of
harm’s way. 8. Paper Wasp Paper wasps are found in North America, mainly
throughout the Southern Midwest and the South. Unlike other wasp species, they are known
to share nests with others and even return to the same nest for multiple seasons. Paper Wasps are the most common type of sting
encountered by people in the Southern US and have longer and more slender bodies than yellow
jackets. They love to set up their nests in trees and
gardens so many an unsuspecting gardener has accidentally trimmed around the nest, making
them angry!! Their colonies are small, typically consisting
of up to 100 individuals, and they rarely sting far away from the nest. The males aren’t able to sting at all, so
it’s only the females that you need to be careful around- particularly later in the
fall when they are looking for hibernation sites. The sting itself injects venom into the victim,
and the searing pain can last for around 10 minutes. Schmidt describes the pain as “caustic and
burning. Distinctly bitter aftertaste. Like spilling a beaker of hydrochloric acid
on a paper cut.” Yikes!! If it makes you feel any better, everyone
except the fertilized queen will die in the winter. And then the process will start all over again
in a new hive. 7. Maricopa Harvester Ant The Maricopa Harvester Ant is commonly found
in Arizona and other southern US states. They tend to build their nests in mounds of
rocks and gravel, but can also create cemented caps on the tops of nests that are built in
softer areas. While they may look no different to other
types of ants, these ones pack a punch with their bite. Their venom is often said to be the most toxic
insect venom of any in the world, more than 20 times the strength of that of a honey bee—luckily,
they only release it in small doses! Schmidt, specifically mentioned the Maricopa
Harvester Ant at level 3, and described the pain as, ‘After eight unrelenting hours
of drilling into that ingrown toenail, you find the drill wedged into the toe’. Wow, that is really descriptive and makes
me really want to NEVER be bitten by one of these!! The pain can last for up to four hours, but
its attack method compounds this feeling. The ant will grip on with its mandibles, and
writhe about into different positions, releasing further doses of venom as it does so. This is incredibly effective against vertebrate
predators, such as horned lizards, and sure to make you regret getting too close to one! 6. Giant Bull Ant Giant Bull ants are one of the largest types
of ant in the world, and can grow up to 40 mm in length (1.57 inches). They are very recognizable both by their huge
size and their giant mandibles. Of course these giant ants with potent venom
are native to…..Australia!! Obviously!! Their colonies are quite small for ant species,
with only about a few hundred or so in each one, but they defend them aggressively. Hikers and campers often encounter them in
the bush and have experienced the extreme pain they can inflict. The ants have excellent eyesight, which allows
them to detect intruders no matter the light levels, and they have no hesitation to attack. Most who fall victim to the Bull Ant think
that it’s the giant mandibles that have bitten them but, in fact, it’s a sting in the abdomen
that causes it. The venom that the sting injects is capable
of causing pain for a number of DAYS after the encounter, yes, DAYS, and the ants are
able to sting repeatedly; Enabling them to effectively defend themselves against aggressors
and also to capture insect prey. Despite their gigantic jaws, the adult bull
ants feed on nectar. But their larvae however are fed with dead
and paralyzed insects that are then eaten alive. 5. Velvet Ant Velvet ants are actually a family of more
than 3,000 different species of wasp. (Their name is very misleading)! The females are wingless and, therefore, resemble
furry ants running around. They can be any of a range of colors, such
as orange, red, or gold, and are found throughout the world- with 400 species in the American
Southwest alone! I saw a big, fuzzy white one running around
while I was visiting family in New Mexico! While they may look cute, the velvet ant sting
packs a punch- so much so that they are also called ‘cow killer ants’ because it’s rumored
to be strong enough to kill a cow!! Velvet ants will only sting in defensive scenarios,
but if you are unfortunate enough to anger one, the searing pain will last for up to
half an hour. They are solitary animals, which means you
can easily come across one without any sign of a larger colony. Females will even dig into the nesting chambers
of other species of bees and wasps, and lay their eggs on the larvae- which serve as a
food source for the young velvet ants when they are born. If you see a male, though, there’s no need
for concern. They have wings, so are able to feed on the
nectar of flowers.. but this comes at a trade-off… they have no stingers! 4. Warrior Wasp The Warrior Wasp is a species endemic to Central
and South America. It’s a large paper wasp that builds complex
colonies to combat the large number of predators it faces in the region. The species swarms when moving from nest to
nest, and can be highly aggressive. It does, of course, have a powerful defense
method with its sting- one that’s ranked at the top level of a number of pain measures,
and is said to be traumatically painful. In writing his pain index, Schmidt described
the Warrior Wasp’s sting as ‘Torture. You are chained in the flow of an active volcano. Why did I start this list?’ Hes talking about his index. Upon being stung, the pain can last at this
extreme level of intensity for 150 minutes and usually requires medical attention to
try and relieve the symptoms. The problem with the warrior wasp is that,
due to its swarming nature, single stings are rare, and those that come into contact
with them will be subjected to multiple stings. Beyond the severe pain that you would experience,
further health complications would inevitably follow. It’s not called a Warrior for nothin!!! 3. Tarantula Hawk Is it a bird? Is it a spider? It’s the tarantula hawk!! They are actually a type of spider wasp and
get their name from their fondness for hunting tarantulas. Reaching up to 4.5 inches in length (11.43
cm), there are 133 known species of tarantula hawks across South and Central America, along
with the southern US. The spiders are much larger than them, but
the wasps have an arsenal that’s more than enough to take on a tarantula, with researchers
never having seen a spider win in a confrontation. The males get their nutrition from nectar,
and it’s the females that hunt tarantulas to provide food for their offspring. They sting them with their sharp, curved,
stinger that can be up to 7mm long… and the venom permanently paralyzes their prey
but keeps them alive. The wasp then lays an egg on the spider, which
becomes a meal ready in waiting. For the sting to have this kind of effect,
you know it has to be powerful. Most predators stay well clear of tarantula
hawks, but roadrunners do enjoy eating them if they can catch them. On a human, the sting is rated on the top
level of the Schmidt pain index, with Shmidt himself describing the sting as ‘Blinding,
fierce, shockingly electric. A running hairdryer has just been dropped
in your bubble bath’. Luckily the pain doesn’t last for very long,
rarely more than 5 minutes, but you’ll be left with swelling and redness for up to a
week. 2. Bullet Ant Bullet ants are found in the tropical forests
of central and South America, and are identifiable by their red and black coloration, along with
their large pincers and a visible stinger. They can grow from 18-30 mm (0.7-1.2 in),
and build colonies of a few hundred individuals around the bases of trees. They mainly feast on nectar and small animals,
like butterflies, and they are not aggressive unless provoked. If they do decide to attack, though, they
can inflict one of the most painful stings of any insect, because it will make you feel
like you’ve been hit by a bullet. It’s indigenous name translates to mean ‘the
one who wounds deeply’. A sting from a single bullet ant injects a
neurotoxin into the body, and leads to severe pain for 24 hours, along with other side effects
such as blood in feces, a pulsing heart rate, muscle spasms, and the accumulation of fluid
in the stung area. Shmidt described the pain as ‘Pure, intense,
brilliant pain. Like walking over flaming charcoal with a
3-inch nail embedded in your heel’. Others have reported it feels like waves of
pain as if you were getting hit by a red hot poker for at least a day. If that sounds bad enough, it gets worse. When a bullet ant stings, it releases chemicals
that attract other ants to join the attack and sting repeatedly. If you aren’t able to get away from this
onslaught you will most likely be in and out of consciousness for at least a few hours. Good news is that there are little to no lasting
effects after 24 hours, although many people say they don’t know how they made it. These ants are used in tribal initiation rites
where the Satere-Mawe of Brazil make teenage boys wear gloves filled with bullet ants that
are sewn in pointing inward so they repeatedly sting the boy’s hands. These boys repeat this ritual about 20 times
and then, they become warriors. 1. Executioner Wasp Executioner wasps are found in Central and
South America, where locals do everything they can to avoid contact with the species. It’s a large species of paper wasp, with vivid
yellow and brown colorations, and can be identified by their large wings and mandibles, and almost
futuristic looking design. The wasp has a hidden secret, though, as its
stinger only protrudes when it’s planning to use it. Schmidt didn’t test an executioner wasp
sting when creating his index, but others have described the sensation as far worse
than that from a bullet ant, and with longer lasting effects. The searing pain lasts for a long time, and
can even cause tissue necrosis, where fluid fills the region around the sting site, and
flesh can begin to die and rot away if not treated properly. Coyote Peterson who worked his way through
various painful stings, said that the executioner wasp sting was way more painful The strength of their sting seems overkill
for their preferred prey of caterpillars, but it is certainly an effective defense method,
with other animals doing everything they can to avoid crossing paths with one of these
wasps. If you ever find yourself in the jungle regions
where they live, be very careful!! Of everything!! Thanks for watching!! I hope you never experience these stings for
yourself. If you have let us know your story in the
comments below!! Would love to hear it!! Be sure to subscribe and see you soon!! Byee

The Most ICONIC Scandals, Bugs & Broken Updates in Dota 2 History

The Most ICONIC Scandals, Bugs & Broken Updates in Dota 2 History


The history of Dota 2 is one of greatness. LD: Not yet! Sylar to fall, Liquid are doing it! They’re gonna take it! KuroKy: I waited four f***ing years for this day. This time we’re gonna rewrite history. Capitalist: EG might be able to do this! Evil Geniuses, they’re holding! LD: Ravage on everyone! The black hole as well! LighTofHeaveN, turns it around! Ravage as well! Stolen by Dendi, are you kidding me!? TobiWan: TNC have done it! The dream, the reality! But it’s also a history that’s not exempt from the absurd, the embarrassing, and the controversial. From game ruining bugs, to the biggest of professional scandals… TobiWan: I cannot believe it! Let’s look back into the most hilarious balancing blunders, the most shocking news, and the lowest points of Dota 2’s storied past. Match-fixing and intentional throws are a hazard of any competitive game and we’re kicking things off with two of the the most infamous examples in Dota 2 history. On June 14th 2013, RoX.KiS took on zRage in an online match in StarLadder Star Series sixth season. Despite being the favourites, RoX lost the game in suspicious fashion with a number of highly questionable engages and buybacks throughout the game. Sheever: They actually want to try to go in with this, Bzz… He was already very low to begin with… They just run in here to die! What’s up with that? That’s not good… The surprise upset was investigated by StarLadder officials, and two days later it was determined that Alexei “Solo” Berezin had intentionally thrown the match after placing a bet against his own team on egamingbets.com Solo publicly apologized for throwing the match, and admitted to using his girlfriend’s account to place a one-hundred dollar bet against his team. And on June 21st, RoX removed Solo from their roster. StarLadder had initially handed Solo a lifetime ban for his actions, but ended up reducing his ban to one
year following his public apology and cleared up any suspicion against the organization and its other players. Solo’s winnings would have totaled three-hundred and twenty-two dollars and the community wasted no time in making the number three-two-two a popular meme throughout esports, often sarcastically referenced when a player is playing so badly it is borderline suspicious. Maut: Don’t do it Zai, you’re too young! What are you doing?! [laughter] But, a year later, a highly publicized match-fixing scandal took place that ended with much more dire consequences. In October of 2014, in Southeast Asia’s Synergy League, the heavily favoured Arrow Gaming lost to Australian squad Can’t Say Wips, prompting an investigation by Dota 2 Lounge. The examination uncovered several bets placed by individuals associated with the team leading Arrow Gaming to be disqualified from the tournament. Further investigations uncovered that the bets originated from accounts belonging to the girlfriends of ddz and Lance, resulting in the two players receiving lifetime bans from the event. Soon after the investigation, Arrow Gaming protested the players’ innocence providing Synergy League with chat logs and statements regarding the situation in ddz’s name. However, the logs were proven to be doctored and the statements false, and as a result, Synergy League extended the bans to Arrow Gaming’s entire organization. As a result of the whole debacle, Arrow Gaming and all of its players were removed from the line-up for The Summit 2’s SEA qualifiers and are still banned from Synergy League. Shortly after the incident ddz took to Facebook to publicly apologize on behalf of the players. Admitting that they had three-two-two’d and that the statements and chat logs provided to Synergy League were forged by Arrow’s management and not written by the players. A few days later Dota website 2p reported that team manager Jaren Gan had threatened to sue Lance and ddz for eight-thousand dollars each for breach of contract should they not retract their confession. Arrow Gaming would eventually release its entire roster. But that wasn’t the end of it. On March 28th, 2015, Valve stepped in, handing out permanent bans to all former members of Arrow Gaming from Valve sponsored events – including the International. While there are other examples of Dota 2 match-fixing, and still some we might not even know about, Arrow Gaming and Solo’s three-to-two are among the most memorable. Bugs come and bugs go, but some remain in infamy for just how ridiculous they are. Of all the bugs in Dota 2’s history, one stands above the rest for both how broken and straight-up hilarious it was. In patch 6.75 Chen’s abilities received a minor tweak as the ability to send allies back to base was moved off Holy Persuasion and back to Test of Faith. But in this process, something broke in the game. For some reason, Holy Persuasion, the ability used to control creeps, now worked on Roshan. You’d think that having Roshan, with his thousands of health, crushing basic attacks and abilities would be a bit strong to have as a pet… …And you’d be right. The discovery spread like wildfire and pretty soon, level one heroes, towers, and neutral creeps were falling to Roshan’s relentless attack. Basically, whichever team had a Chen would have free reign of the map from minute one. In all but the rarest of times that would lead to a dominant victory. Within hours of the bug’s discovery, Valve issued a hotfix… …Ending Chen’s very brief reign of terror. Now, nearly five-years old this bug remains one of Dota’s most iconic. While it generated plenty of salt at the time of its release, Today, you have to laugh at its absurdity. The International 2014 set records for its 10 million dollar prize pool and with that much money, teams were looking to gain every advantage possible, pouring hours into carefully crafting winning strategies that would make them millionaires. So when a Chinese news crew leaked team strategies during the tournament, you could imagine that some people were pretty pissed. The outrage stemmed from a Weibo post made by a user known as Dr.Kleiber, who posted a passionate open letter explaining the situation. According to the post, the crew of the website Gamefy made their way into Team DK’s off-limits game room and started rolling, despite having no permission from Team DK or Valve to do so. Initially posted to Youku, the video was translated to English and submitted to Gosu Gamers, spreading across the community. While both videos were taken down, after a furious interview by Team DK coach “71”, the video had spawned mirrors and copies all over the internet. According to “71”, the video revealed DK’s core strategy and drafting ideas. For not just the game in question, but the entire tournament. To make matters worse, the Weibo post also indicated that Gamefy had posted a similar video on June 11th, where they recorded Invictus Gaming’s team conversation. Thankfully, Ferrari_430 noticed the camera and left the room meaning not too much of IG’s discussion was leaked. Following the leak, iceiceice joined his coach in expressing his displeasure with Gamefy. A day after the outrage, Gamefy posted an apology to their Weibo, where they begged the community for forgiveness. In compliance with Valve’s rules, the personnel who were involved in the leak did not continue reporting on the event. Although Gamefy still worked for the remainder of the tournament. The community, upon hearing of the leak was understandably furious at the journalist in question. The outrage prompted Gamefy’s producer to post another apology, this time directly defending the “well-intentioned” reporter from whom the leak resulted. The overall impact of the Gamefy leak on TI4’s outcome is hard to extrapolate, But it’s even harder to deny its influence on Team DK, who headed into the tournament as one of the clear favourites. Needless to say, it is one of the largest scale leaks in Dota 2’s history and remains the most memorable scandal to emerge from The International. The term game-breaking can be thrown around loosely… Ayesee: He’s gonna try it again, can he… Got him that time! [crowd cheers] See you in the base, Mu! Welcome home! But in Dota 2, one particular bug stands out for quite literally breaking the game. In patch 6.81, Vengeful Spirit received a change to her aura that would apply a damage debuff to any hero that killed her. Simple right? Unfortunately, a bug caused the game to instantly crash if the aura debuff was applied to any non-player. Essentially a death to creeps or towers would force everyone out of the lobby. The bug was exploited almost instantly, much to the frustration of a large part of the community, as griefers intentionally suicided to prevent themselves from losing, ruining countless games. To no one’s surprise the issue was hot-fixed by Valve within a day of its discovery after massive community outcry. While many bugs have appeared since this rage inducer from 2014, few have had the catastrophic consequences of 6.81’s Venge aura. While Dota has had its fair share of bad tournaments in the past, none have captured the community’s ire quite like the Shanghai Major. KotLGuy: Where to begin? It seemed like every hour saw a new issue arise. As the days rolled on the event went from rage inducing… Draskyl: What? ODPixel: Did they say GG? Draskyl: They definitely didn’t. ..to almost comedic in its ineptitude. [laughter] Between the wealth of production issues, logistical nightmares, and endless delays, nothing seemed to be going right for anyone involved. And that doesn’t even cover all the problems, such as players’ keyboards going missing, talent not receiving food, water or transportation to the venue, the laughable VIP room… LD: So, they’ve added some chairs since I last came in. Not so soundproof booths, and fans and cosplayers being asked to leave the venue. We could go on, but you get the idea. ppd: There’s been so many delays and problems and it really makes our game and what we’re doing here look bad, which is unfortunate for everyone involved. Sheever: Because the production is not great… We’re gonna continue here with one more match today though, Evil Geniuses, MVP Phoenix and we’re gonna go continue with that after a small break, so we’ll see you soon. Soon. [laughter] Eventually Valve fired production company Perfect World and PGL was hired to salvage the rapidly sinking ship. And while PGL saved the show, it was too late. The Shanghai Major was already going to go down in history as one of Dota 2’s most embarrassing events. It really is a shame that the event went so wrong because against the backdrop of disaster, the games were fantastic and the casters and talent poured their all into it. TobiWan: The black hole! The vac is there! There’s a hole! Now they go! Universe force staffs the other way to safety! They can’t do anything to the cleave! In from Arteezy, and that’s the danger zone! In some cases, pulling double or even triple shifts to make sure that the show would go on. But while all that might be enough to put Shanghai on the wrong side of history, it was the firing of James “2GD” Harding that elevated the major to a new level of infamy. On day two, desk host 2GD was unexpectedly replaced on the panel. While the change raised some eyebrows in the community since 2GD was seen as an entertaining if slightly provocative host, there had been little to suggest that his off-brand style of humor would be grounds to have him fired. 2GD: It’s not just me here to talk about the dos and don’ts of Dota 2, and the cans and c***s of the teams. 2GD: The Chinese hotel had disabled pornography. Mr. Wang’s amazing wheelchaired antics were pretty amazing. WinteR: It shouldn’t be “Sir” 2GD, it should be “Old” 2GD. [laughter] 2GD: You can f*** off, WinteR. 2GD: Cons for CDEC… …they’re stubborn and only have one D. [laughter] But it wasn’t just his firing that got the community up in arms, it was the inflammatory response to the situation on Reddit by Valve co-founder and president, Gabe Newell. In that statement, Newell called 2GD “an ass”, while offering little in the way of an explanation for his dismissal. 2GD responded to the post suggesting that he was not just removed from the panel for his raunchy humor, but for a history of conflict with Valve employees and producers. ppd: He came in here trying to be himself and, you know, you can appreciate that but him being himself just isn’t what Valve wanted to be for the face of their Major and that’s their call. Regardless of the reasons or any past history between James and Valve, the manner in which Newell and Valve handled the dismissal and the community fallout it generated has become infamous. To this day, “is an ass” is a high tier meme within the Dota 2 scene. Despite the subsequent Manila, Boston, and Kiev Majors all being praised for their fantastic production values, the aftertaste left by the Shanghai Major will never be forgotten by Dota 2 fans. 2GD: So let’s check out some of the highlights. SyndereN: Your face is a beautiful highlight. Yep. [laughter] Broken hero releases are a pitfall of any MOBA and Dota 2 owns arguably the most outrageous one of all time. The introduction of Centaur Warrunner into Dota 2 in October of 2012 was basically a disaster. He was unkillable levels of tanky, dealt ridiculous damage, and could chain stun into death with ease. His opening day win rate in Dota 2 was staggering, at over sixty-seven percent. The hero was a complete and total nightmare to play against. Part of the reason for this unheard of dominance was that as part of the port from Dota to Dota 2 Centaur was given a new ultimate. Instead of Great Fortitude which gave flat strength, he received Stampede, a global ability on a tiny cooldown that gave all allies maximum movement speed, a ridiculous stun upon contact with an enemy and massive damage. Things were so bad that just four days later, Centaur received nerfs – specifically to Stampede. More nerfs would be dealt to the hero in December, removing the stuns from both Double Edge and Stampede. The hero had finally been brought back into line. Needless to say, the memory of Centaur stomping players into oblivion in 1v3 scenarios is pretty funny in retrospect, but easily makes it one of Dota 2’s most iconic broken updates. [laughs] Hopefully we never see such a busted hero release ever again. CW: Long shall my name be remembered. Since its formation in 2014, Team Secret has been a hotbed of controversy. From public roster disputes to reports of a hostile team environment, it seemed like for a long time Secret couldn’t keep their name out of the news – and not in a good way. Even going back to their inaugural roster, messy break-ups have been all too frequent. From N0tail and Fly’s bitter removal, To w33 and MiSeRy’s very public exits, changing rosters has rarely been smooth sailing for captain, Puppey, and the rest of Team Secret’s management. Redeye: A team of superstars, as they are, but yet to gel properly, perhaps. But if dramatic roster moves were the only thing that they were known for, Secret would not make this list. On February 16th, 2016, Team Secret’s now former manager, Evany Chang, took to Twitlonger and posted a lengthy account of her time with the team, where she alleged that Team Secret had missed making payments to players and staff and neglected to hand out tournament winnings in a timely manner. Later that year, EternalEnvy made similar accusations, alleging that he had yet to be paid for a number of tournaments. Additionally, stating that team director Kemal Sadikoglu and captain Puppey had committed other abuses. EternalEnvy claimed that the organization was secretly removing ten percent of all player winnings without previous consent, that players had never signed contracts and that Puppey had physically bullied w33 – among other accusations. That same day, another former player, MiSeRy, came forward. Stating that the team had failed to pay him for numerous tournaments and claimed that he hadn’t received agreed upon revenue from merchandise. A little more than a week later, Team Secret posted a response on their website simply titled “Update”, which while not acknowledging any accusations directly did admit that the organization had made mistakes attributed to its rapid growth. In March of 2017, Puppey would post his own Twitlonger announcing the departure of Sadikoglu and apologizing to past members of the organization that felt that they had been wronged, further claiming that all obligations to those individuals had now been met. Since then, Team Secret has settled down and kept their name out of negative news, but despite consistently being a strong team that has attracted serious talent over the years, the organization has yet to fully rehabilitate its image in the eyes of many community members. Thanks for watching! 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Huge Insects That Inhabit Our World


– [Narrator] Most of us hate bugs. While some people are interested in them, creepy crawlies are rarely
appreciated and often shunned. But if you ever see the
incredibly huge insects mentioned in this video in real life, you’ll definitely take some interest or at least wonder what
kind of radioactive waste they’ve consumed to grow
so monstrously large. (exciting music) Number 10, tarantula hawk. Without a doubt, tarantulas are fearsome eight legged freaks that inspire horror. Their mere presence is
extremely frightening, but each critter has its match and fortunately, nature
has given us an ally. Meet the tarantula hawk. Don’t let its name fool you though, because this is actually a wasp, and the largest of all wasps at that. The tarantula part of its name is a reference to the fact that they hunt tarantulas like a hawk. They can reach up to five centimeters long and hunt even the 30 centimeter big Goliath bird eating spider. Arachnids don’t stand a chance
against its painful sting, which will paralyze them. So just how painful is its sting? To put it into context,
it’s so excruciating that all you can do is lie down and scream like no one’s listening. It’s one of the most agonizing
stings in the insect kingdom. And the worst part? It favors the tropics in
the Southern Hemisphere. But it can be found world wide. Be on the lookout for this predator. Number nine, Saint Helena earwig. Most of us dream of going
on an island getaway, far from the stresses of the mainland. But if you haven an
irrational fear of insects, you might wanna pick your
vacation spot carefully. You see, the isolated
island of Saint Helena, in the South Atlantic Ocean, is home to the world’s biggest earwig. The Saint Helena earwig is
the largest of its species, as it can grow up to 3.3 inches long. This spine chilling bug will definitely not give you respite
or a good night’s rest. What if it creeps into your ear while you’re unsuspectingly sleeping? Well, you won’t have to worry too much, this creature has been
considered extinct since 1967, due to habitat loss and
predation by rodents, thus the moniker Dodo of Dermaptera. This earwig burrowed into the ground and only came out at
night after it rained. There are some; however,
who are still hopeful it’s still hiding somewhere. Expeditions as recently as
2003 took place to find one, but they have so far been unsuccessful. Number eight, giant long-legged katydid. Imagine yourself walking
through a lush forest, enjoying the scenery. You’re so enchanted by the greenery and tempted to touch the plants. Suddenly, a leaf is crawling on you. Is it a leaf? Is it a bug? You just had a first-hand experience of the giant long-legged katydid. It is easy to mistake them as leaves because that’s exactly what
they’re meant to look like. This camouflage is their
natural protection, as they can’t fly or jump very well. What’s particularly shocking,
is that they can grow up to six inches in length. As if that’s not enough,
one species of the katydid can have a wingspan of 9.8 inches. Fortunately, if you
don’t want to see them, Winter is a great time. Only the eggs survive during the cold, while the live ones simply die. But you don’t necessarily venture into the forest during Winter, do you? Number seven, African Goliath beetle. Africa boasts a diverse
array of flora and fauna, making it a great destination
for nature lovers. One of its exquisite attractions is the African Goliath Beetle,
the world’s heaviest bug. To be precise, the larva are the heaviest, which can weigh up to a hundred grams. That’s like holding a medium
sized apple on your hand. Its diet is high in protein and as pets, you can feed it dog or cat food. That explains its weight. As far as its size go,
adult males are larger than their female counter parts, which can grow as big as 4.3 inches. It also has a strong pair of first wings that protect the second
pair of wings underneath. The second pair is what it uses to fly. So imagine this gargantuan beetle buzzing. While it looks imposing, we
should be glad it exists. It is considered nature’s janitor, as it eats dead plants and dung; cleaning everything in its path. Now that’s one useful job
that it has in the eco system. Number six, praying mantis. The praying mantis can
grow as long as six inches, so that’s half of a standard ruler. This stealthy insect will
eat any bug smaller than it and does so with extreme accuracy. Its greatest asset to its notoriety is its long forearms snatch
anything in front of it. Plus, its long thorax
then improves its reach. But that’s not the most
fearsome trait that it has. First of all, it can turn
its head 180 degrees, so that nothing escapes its sight. Add another 180 degree rotation, and it would look like a possessed insect. Moreover, it has the
habit of eating its mate and decapitating its head. Now that’s just ruthless and scary. Now that we’re halfway through, let’s have a quick trivia question. Here’s the Normal Eastern Dobsonfly, it grows as big as five inches. But a giant version has been found in an area where it wasn’t seen before. How big do you think this giant is? Stick around til the end,
as I’ll reveal it then. Number five, giant weta. One of the seven deadly plagues that swept Egypt in the Old Testament was a swarm of locusts. If you thought that was one nasty plague, imagine if you had giant wetas waiting outside your doorstep. The giant weta can grow
as big as four inches. But that’s not the reason
why it made this video, it’s considered the heaviest
adult bug in the world. Only outweighed by the
African Goliath beetle larva, it’s heavier than a mouse
and weighs around 70 grams. If you thought that was
ugly, even its name is a jab, as it means God of ugly things in Maori. While it’s not the most attractive, it would be sad if it goes extinct. It is already endangered so much, that it is being bread in captivity to increase its numbers. Wild ones are only seen in Little Barrier Island in New Zealand. And it is the closest
we can get to dinosaurs because it is older than some of them. Number four, atlas moth and
Queen Alexandra’s birdwing. If you thought large
insects were just restricted to the ground, think again. There are colossal bugs
that dominate the airspace and they are in one way
or another, magnificent. Let’s start with the atlas moth, one of the largest moth
species in the world found in Southeast Asia. It boasts a commanding
wingspan of 11 inches. To put that into perspective, it is almost double the size of your hand. The pattern on its wing tips
look like a snake’s head, which may have been used as a defense mechanism against predators. As far as wingspan is concerned, the atlas moth is tied with the Queen Alexandra’s
birdwing butterfly. The female variant is bigger, but the male is more colorful. If you want to gaze upon its beauty, you will have to travel
to Papua New Guinea. The problem; however, is that it’s already in the endangered list
because of destruction to its natural habitat, and that’s sad. Number three, titan beetle. Most common insects are too small or too frail to even be recognized. But when you get to meet the titan beetle, it is hard not to get intimidated by it. Also known as the giant long-horn beetle, it may be the largest living bug there is, considering its width and length. It can get to the great
size of almost seven inches. It has an easily
identifiable flattened body, long spiny legs, and powerful mandibles. What’s even scarier, it can fly. No one is safe. Now if you have an irrational
fear of extremely big bugs, like the titan beetle,
you need to stay away from tropical rain forests. It is commonly found in South America. And while it is fun to travel there, just don’t visit its greenery. Of course, that’s unless
you want an encounter with these gigantic insects. Number two, walking stick insect. Now you’ve heard about
insects that are masquerading as leaves to escape predators, but are you familiar with
bugs that appear like twigs? It’s time to introduce you
to the walking stick insect and it could not have had a better name. It’s a long insect that looks exactly like a slender piece of twig. So when a predator is
nearby, all it needs to do is either stop in its tracks
or fall to the ground. It is known to grow up to 13 inches long. That’s longer than a standard ruler. Is that not long enough for you? In that case, come and
meet Chan’s megastick, a variant of the walking
stick found in Borneo. This one is actually 22 inches long, making it the longest insect in the world. If you wish to see it, just pay a visit to the Natural History Museum in London. Number one, griffinfly. We are down to the biggest
insect to ever roam the earth. And you’d be surprised to hear that it overshadows even some
of the big birds you know. The griffinfly is the undisputed top bug, when it comes to size. It looks like a giant dragonfly, although it is not in the
same family as the former. The griffinfly’s body is
around 18.5 inches long and has an imposing
wingspan of 29.5 inches. Is it time to pack your bags and succumb to the bug apocalypse? Fortunately, no. You see, the griffinfly only existed during the carboniferous period, when there was high
oxygen content in the air. And the only sight humans have on this, is through fossils. So yeah, it’s as dead and
gone as the dinosaurs. It’s time for our trivia answer. Everyone, meet the giant dobsonfly, found in China’s Sichuan Province. It has a wingspan of 8.27 inches, which means it can easily cover your face. But the dreadful fact about it, is that its bite can cause kidney failure and eventually death. Now that’s a creepy one. Which among our big
insects made you cringe? Did you have a bug in mind that could easily make
its way into this video? Let me know in the comments down below and don’t forget to hit
that subscribe button. Thanks for watching. (mysterious music)

The 10 WORST EPIDEMICS And PANDEMICS In History!


Loss of lives is probably the hardest thing
to deal with. And when this happens on a large scale, it
becomes one of the darkest moments in history. But while many of these incidents happen because
of wars, epidemics are also responsible for taking away many people from this world. 10. The Black Death
Perhaps one of the worst pandemics to have ever threatened humanity the Black Death
cast its shadow over the entire Eurasia from 1346 to 1353. An estimated 75 to 200 million people in the
region lost their lives to the plague which was caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. It is believed that the plague started in
the dry plains of central Asia and travelled through the silk road to reach Crimea by 1343. And from there, it was carried by the fleas
borne by the black rat to other parts of Europe and Asia on the merchant ships. The plague was identified in its victims by
the appearance of tumours in the groin and armpits and then progressed to other parts
of the body in the form of black spots. This was followed by high fevers and vomiting
and most of the victims were dead between 2 to 7 days of being infected. One of the worst effects of the plague was
that many considered the Jews, Friars, foreigners, beggars and pilgrims to be the cause of it
because of which they were persecuted by the higher class. But none of it mattered because there was
no known cause or cure for the plague at that time. Such was the impact of the plague that it
almost cut Europe’s population by half. The sight of Doctors dressed in ankle length
overcoats with bird like masks and a wide hat was a dread for the people of Europe and
Asia as it meant that the plague was not far from them. Thankfully, recent medical advances have made
it possible for the early detection of the plague and it can also be cured now. 9. The Plague of Justinian
The times of 542 AD in the Byzantine Empire was one of the worst imaginable. People were scared to wake up every day because
there was no way of knowing if they would live to see the dawn of another day. The reason was the Yersinia Pestis, the bacteria
responsible for the bubonic plague. What was worse was that it wasn’t the only
outbreak. Periodic outbreaks until the 8th century was
one of the reasons for the shifting power equations in Europe. It is believed that the epidemic first came
into the city of Constantinople through infected rats on the grain ships arriving from Egypt. And while it is uncertain how many people
lost their lives due to the plague, it is estimated that almost 5000 people died every
day in just the city of Constantinople alone! It was one of the worst calamities to have
befallen the people of the Byzantine Empire and even today, people shudder at the very
thought of the Plague of Justinian. 8. Typhus
As if war itself is not enough to cause massive loss of human lives, the epidemic typhus has
also resulted in adding to the casualties after a war. It is spread through human lice and is caused
by the organism Rickettsia prowazekii. The symptoms of the infection include severe
headache, fever, rash, cough, muscle pain and even death. The disease is spread when body lice feeds
off an infected person and when this lice jumps onto another person, the infection spreads. Typhus usually kills the lice, but it still
remains viable for several weeks. There have been many instances when typhus
has killed many people and some of the most gruesome ones are the Spanish siege of Moorish
Granada in 1489 where over 17,000 troops died due to it, and in Canada when it killed over
20,000 people in 1847. But perhaps the worst was during the World
War I when it claimed the lives of almost three million in Russia alone. Thankfully, a vaccine was developed during
the Second World War and that has seen a decline in the number of typhus cases. 7. The Russian Plague Epidemic
The bubonic plague is probably one of the worst things you can hear and the epidemic
reared its ugly head in central Russia between 1970 and 1972. The first signs of the plague were discovered
in January 1770 in Moldova when it was contracted by the prisoners of wars. When the prison doctors found out about the
outbreak, they ordered an immediate quarantine. However, while these quarantines were enough
during peace time, the war caused all the attention to be diverted to the borders. And hence, the plague spread to inside Russia. By September, 1971, the plague had gone from
bad to worse and it claimed over 20,000 lives in just that month. The people soon began to protest against the
mishandling of the plague by the government and it led to the Plague riots. It was a really bad time for the people and
the Russian Plague is one of the worst instances of the plague claiming innocent lives. 6. 1918 Flu Pandemic
The word flu doesn’t really induce fear, right? But imagine over 500 million people suffering
from it all over the world! In 1918, an unusually deadly influenza virus
gripped the world and it was the first of the 2 H1N1 influenza virus outbreaks in the
world. It killed almost 50 to 100 million people
in the world and it decreased life expectancy by about 12 years in the US. The epidemic is believed to have started in
a troop staging and hospital camp in France where doctors reported the onset of a new
disease with high mortality, which was later recognized as the Spanish Flu. And what was worse was that the virus was
air borne, which meant that anyone who was infected could spread it to others by just
coughing. And the huge troop movements during the First
World War saw the virus spreading to almost all corners of the globe. The flu was so bad that it infected almost
one third of the world and with its high mortality rate of 10%, it basically killed almost 3%
of the human population of that time. 5. 1916 Polio Epidemic
Thanks to the vaccine developed by Dr. Jonas Salk in the 1950s, polio is not so much of
a threat today. But in 1916, it devastated a lot of families
in the US. The epidemic was centred in New York with
the first case being diagnosed in Brooklyn. It caused mass panic with over 9000 cases
in New York alone. Altogether, almost 7200 people lost their
lives in the US due to Polio. There is no cure for Polio even today and
it was only a mass immunization drive started in 1988 that has seen it almost eradicated. In 1916, the mass hysteria saw to many cities
being closed off and people being scared of letting children out of the houses. In fact, over 80000 pets were also confiscated
when people wrongly believed that animals could spread the virus. Thankfully, polio is on its way to becoming
history but those suffering from it will never forget the fears! 4. Memphis Yellow Fever
During the 1800s, Memphis was almost a sewer city with extremely poor hygiene conditions. It was the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes
and subsequently, yellow fever. In the epidemic of 1828, over 650 were affected
and considering that the population was under a 1000 at that time, you can understand its
impact. But the worst yellow fever epidemic in Memphis
came in 1878 when over 17000 cases were reported when the population was 47,000! Yellow fever originated in Africa and came
via slave ships to the US. Memphis was an idea place for it to spread
and it caused major devastation and excursions from Memphis. Although there was an upside to it. Because of the fever, only 7 policemen were
fit for duty in Memphis and hence, it led to black men being enrolled in the police
for the first time in Memphis. 3. The First Cholera Pandemic
Imagine a pandemic starting in India and spreading to almost the entire of Asia. The first cholera pandemic of 1817-1824 was
a huge disaster which affected almost every country in Asia. It is believed that this pandemic began in
the Ganges River near Calcutta and spread wildly because of the kumbh mela where thousands
gather together. Soon, the disease spread to Bombay, the other
coast of India and from there to other parts of Asia with the earliest victims being diagnosed
in Siam. Thankfully, the spread of the disease stopped
in 1824 probably due to the cold winter which killed the bacteria in the water. There are no official estimates of the number
of deaths due to Cholera, but at least 30,000 were infected in Bangkok alone. 2. HIV
This is a pandemic that we are still dealing with. There is no cure till date and although it
has become somewhat manageable, it is one of the worst news that a visit to the doctor
can bring. The disease was first reported in 1981 when
increasing number of homosexual men started succumbing to minor infections. As of 2001, over 60 million people in the
world have been infected and since the virus causes the body’s immune system to shut
down, the fatality is quite high. An estimate says that over 25 million have
met their ends due to AIDS. The disease may have originated in Africa,
but today it affects people in the entire world and is spread mostly through sexual
contact. Let us hope that a cure or vaccination soon
develops! 1. The Antonine Plague
During the rule of Marcus Antonine of Rome, an illness spread which was highly fatal,
killing almost 25% of those infected. Almost 5 million people died in total due
to an illness which was probably brought to Rome by the troops who were returning from
campaigns in the Near East. While no one till date can actually say what
caused the illness, it is believed to be either smallpox or measles. It was probably because of this that many
turned to magic potions and spells to keep themselves safe from it. One of the impacts of this epidemic was that
Marcus Antonine gave a lot more emphasis on the building of temples and shrines devoted
to the Roman gods and when even that failed to check its progress, a lot of the people
started to turn to Christianity and that was probably the reason why Christianity spread
so rapidly in the empire at that time. If you think we missed out any great epidemic
which threatened human lives, do let us know in the comments. And don’t forget to subscribe to our videos!

Most DANGEROUS Bugs Around The World!

Most DANGEROUS Bugs Around The World!


From bullet ants to mosquitos, here are 9
of the deadliest insects in the world! Those deeply afraid of creepy crawlies beware! 9. Bullet Ant Known as the World’s Most Painful Insect,
getting bitten by a bullet ant is something you never want to experience. Native to the rainforests of Central and South
America, the small but powerful bullet ant is also known as the hormiga veinticuatro
meaning the “24-hour ant” which refers to the full day of pain that follows after
being stung. Only a little over an inch in length, it is
hard to believe that their sting can feel like getting shot with a bullet. Dr. Justin Schmidt, an entomologist and research
director of the Southwest Biological Institute in Tucson Arizona, invented the Schmidt Sting
Pain Index (SSPI) which categorizes the level of pain felt when stung by wasps, bees, and
ants. He let himself get stung by all kinds of insects
in order to rank their sting. He said that it really felt like getting hit
by a bullet with waves of burning pain that were absolutely excruciating and went on for
hours. The good thing is that it is a localized effect
and this sting does not directly affect your heart or lungs, so you won’t die from it
but it will hurt like a bi-atch. These ants are greatly feared across the rainforest
by people and animals alike. However there are several indigenous tribes
that use these ants in their initiation rituals. Young boys wishing to be seen as men by the
tribes must endure placing their hand in a woven glove filled with these ants. They must endure getting stung repeatedly
for at least ten minutes. If that wasn’t enough, the boy must sometimes
go through over a dozen of these rituals! None of them suffer long term effects although
the trauma may last forever. 8. Japanese Giant Hornets The highly aggressive and territorial Japanese
giant hornets are infamous for their painful sting and fearsome nature. A subspecies of the Asian giant hornet, these
monsters are much larger than normal hornets and are known to hunt and consume up to 50
unfortunate honey bees a day. As if honey bees didn’t already have enough
problems… The creatures which are rapidly becoming a
pest have now made nests in France and England and due to poor shipping practices, are spreading
across the globe. Their venom is known to destroy red blood
cells and those with allergic reactions are especially at risk of death. The Japanese giant hornets kill 30-40 people
in Japan alone every year, and send hundreds to hospital. Its venom attacks the nervous system and damages
the tissue of its victims. The stings can also cause renal failure. The giant hornets are attracted to human sweat,
alcohol, and sweet flavors and smells. They are especially sensitive when animals
or people run and they will start to swarm and attack. Some victims have required hundreds of stitches
and numerous dialysis treatments to survive and are still are left with deep scars. These hornets have lead to government initiatives
to destroy the nests in Japan and China, and maybe they have the right idea? These aggressive insects are pretty scary. 7. Fleas The hidden villain of the famous black death
that ravaged Europe during the Middle Ages, the flea feeds on blood and can spread diseases
to animals and humans. Capable of leaping 150 times their own height
they can move from animal to animal to consume 15 times their own body weight every single
day. The bubonic plague was spread by fleas carrying
the disease on-board infected rats and some estimates say it wiped out close to 2/3rds
of the population of Europe at the time. Though some might say that is was not the
fleas but the infectious bacteria they carried which made it difficult for the creatures
to feed. Therefore they would regurgitate infectious
materials on the host. In fact, the disease still survives in many
flea infested parts of the world, though it is much more easily treated today. Though the black plague changed the entire
face of Medieval history, modern fleas can still infect humans with diseases such as
typhus and are still common among the quickly breeding rat populations. Flea bites can cause disastrous allergic reactions
on both pets and humans alike due to the saliva that they leave behind after the attack itself. In most cases the only real stress is avoiding
the very itchy swollen bite marks and dealing with the infestation quickly as fleas can
lay over 50 eggs in a single day! 6. Tarantula Hawk Wasp This insect is the only other bug to reach
a 4 on the SSPI scale along with the bullet ant. The tarantula hawk is a solitary wasp that
wanders around looking for tarantulas. The goal of the tarantula hawk’s sting is
to get a predator such as a bird or a lizard to let it go. The pain from a tarantula hawk is like getting
shocked with a high-voltage electric line in a wind storm. The super intense blast is meant to surprise
and the pain only lasts for about 3 minutes. It might seem like longer if you are screaming
in agony but after a few minutes, it is suddenly gone. However if you are a tarantula, this sting
will not only shock but paralyze. The wasp will then lay a single egg inside
the tarantula’s body. When the larvae hatches it will began feeding
on the tarantula, avoiding vital organs for as long as possible so the tarantula stays
alive. For the rest of us, tarantula hawk wasps rarely
sting without provocation but geez, nature you scary! 5. Botfly The botfly though rarely fatal, makes this
list for the parasitic horror show it unleashes on it’s mammal victims. Last chance to preserve the innocence of your
dreams as the human hunting botfly allows its eggs to grow in human skin which burrow
deep and eventually develop into larvae which can be felt under the skin. They do this by catching a mosquito as host
and then implanting it with the bot fly’s eggs, which when they go to feed on a mammal
(and in many cases human), the eggs fall into the open wound. This insect horror show can cause the victim
to feel the larvae within the skin, squirming when their airway is blocked. Thankfully this species have the decency to
not have too large populations and live in many parts of Central and South America. They are usually treated with petroleum jelly
over the wound, which suffocates the invaders so that they can be removed with tweezers. Only one type of botflie routinely targets
humans but others can as well, though they usually target the intestines such as the
ones that specialize in horses. Some other animals can become easily infected
by the bacteria or other conditions and die soon after. 4. Killer Bees Widely known and feared, the Africanized honey
bee or killer bee has certainly earned its fearsome reputation. Though their sting is just as deadly as an
average honeybee, they are supremely aggressive, sending many from the colony to repeatedly
sting any perceived threats. In fact, they are so relentless they will
sometimes completely abandon the hive as the entire colony pursues an enemy, leaving the
nest completely unprotected. Deaths from bee swarms are disturbingly more
common in this species of bee. They were created in the 1950´s when Brazilian
scientists cross-bred the southern African honey bee with the European honeybee in an
attempt to create a bee that was more suited to the South American climate. Some bees were accidently released into the
wild in 1957 and had no problem breeding and multiplying throughout the Americas. They have since bred with many other colonies
of bees and are beginning to spread across North America as their African honeybee DNA
allows them to quickly build hives and grow their population. Unfortunately they have also inherited the
aggressive personality as well. These killer bees have been know to respond
viciously to simple things such as noises and even vibrations from vehicles, equipment,
and pedestrians. The good thing is that as bee species continue
to decline, more bees are good news for the flowers of the area. 3. Kissing Bugs Not nearly as innocent as they sound, the
kissing bug is incredibly deadly because of its tendency to spread the terrible Chagas
disease to human populations. Infected with a parasite that causes the disease,
they feed on blood during the night and at the same time transfer the parasites to humans. They get their name from their tendency to
bite humans near the blood vessel-rich areas of the eyes or lips, though this typically
isn’t the kind of makeout people are looking for. A little larger than the size of a penny,
they are mostly found in warm climates, such as the Southern US. I used to live in Florida and saw these all
the time but I didn’t know they carried diseases! The chagas disease that they spread has two
distinct stages, the first in which common symptoms such as muscle aches, rash, vomiting
and other such symptoms may or may not manifest. The second is the chronic stage, which affects
30% of the infected and can cause enlarged heart, and heart rate conditions. Good news is that this stage can take years
to develop, sometimes close to twenty, so if you can make it you’re laughing as you´ve
outlived your attacker by at least twenty times as they tend to have a one year lifecycle. If you suspect you´ve been effected there
are support centres to which you can send the bug if you can find it to ensure proper
treatment. 2. Locusts The name locust summons images of swarms of
flying insects that raze everything in site until only nothing is left. This plague however is all too real. They are very similar in many ways to grasshoppers
though their tendency to gather in large groups is what truly makes them a menace. The main damage isn´t directly to humans
ourselves, but a huge swarm can descend on a farm and devour everything in sight. Crops, grass and even clothes can disappear
forever within the giant cloud and lead to mass starvation for the communities affected.These
clouds can stretch hundreds of miles across and consume millions of pounds of plants every
day, in a vicious feeding frenzy made up of billions of locusts. Their telltale buzzing sound is the fear of
farmers the world over, yet many quickly scramble to construct large fires as the smoke can
debilitate a swarm. Interestingly, the locusts are a delicacy
in some parts of the world and their bodies can help make up for the lost food they consumed. Considered a natural plague by some the desert
variety is especially known for destroying the little crops that can be grown and are
known to move large distances in search for food. In fact one particular swarm was noted for
traveling all the way from Northern Africa to the island of Great Britain! 1. Mosquito The bane of fishing and camping trips alike
this seemly minor annoyance is in fact not only the most deadly insect but one of the
most deadly creatures on the entire planet. They accomplish this by spreading diseases
such as Zika, West Nile and Malaria where they can cripple a human population, especially
in areas where medical treatment is unavailable. Interestingly mosquitos feed mostly on plant
nectars but the females use blood to help their eggs grow and can consume up to three
times her own weight in blood to nourish them. Though this blood is easily replenished in
most working bodies, the diseases that the mosquito can spread are numerous and deadly. They are attracted to and lay their eggs where
there is still water, such as flooded sinks or buckets and can locate human targets by
sensing the Carbon Dioxide we exhale. They can even sense our body heat to know
exactly where to draw blood! At around 210 million years old as a species,
they have been feeding on Dino-DNA long before humans ever entered the scene. In fact, Alexander the Great was believed
to have died of malaria which is famously spread by mosquitoes and kills more than a
million people a year. As it turns out dragonflies may be our best
friends as they hunt hundreds of the mosquitos per hunt and some places even release them
into the wild as natural mosquito control. Thanks for watching. What insect are you the most afraid of? Be sure to subscribe and see you next time!