The worst place to be stung by a bee

This study rated the painfulness of honey bee stings over 25 body locations in one subject. Pain was rated on a 1–10 scale, relative to an internal standard, the forearm (see Schmidt Sting Pain Index). The author, Michael Smith from Cornell’s Department of Neurobiology received approximately 5 stings per day for three months. The worst place? First nostrils, then the upper lip and surprisingly only third..the penis shaft. There is no interest in replicating the study in order to verify its findings. But hey, kudos to Michael for the willingness to get his scrotum and shaft stung by angry bees!

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About TeeYay

Ph.D. in Assessment, Monitoring, and Geospatial Analysis (applied statistics) from the University of Minnesota, USA.
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