37 Disgusting Facts About Food (We Wish We Didn’t Know)
Well, we've got some bad news: you were right to fear bees. At the end of the day, they're a bunch of angry, nosey little jerks who often choose to expel their own guts, just to inflict some brief, intense pain upon you, rather than silently suffer the indignity of being swatted at. And yet, they have the best PR in the bug business: It's now common knowledge that bees are integral to sustaining life on this increasingly troubled planet, and they must be protected at all costs.
But we posit that you should be scared of them, and here's why: Their sweet, nutritious honey – the rent they pay for living in those awesome little high-rise condos, protected from bears and other predators – can be extremely poisonous. Like, lethal to babies poisonous. May cause paralysis in full grown humans poisonous. Think about that the next time the Honey Nut Cheerios bee sings his siren song. What does he have to gain from this exchange? Qui bono?
Just food for thought.
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