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May 15, 2016
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Justin Schmidt details being stung by 83 different insects. Source:

Justin Schmidt is an entomologist who has been stung by 83 different insects and is detailing his experiences by ranking 83 insect stings on a spectrum of 1 to 4.

Schmidt focuses specifically on a group of insects called Hymenoptera, stinging ants, wasps and bees are found in this category.

Nicknamed “King of Sting”, Schmidt travels around the world seeking insects and allowing them to sting him.

More about his research can be found in Schmidt’s book which he has written about his travels entitled The Sting of the Wild: The Story of the Man Who Got Stung for Science.


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