It's an amazing story ... completely unsupported by science, as one biologist has since pointed out that not only do bees completely lack the ability for such heroic camaraderie, but also possess stingers that look nothing like the one briefly seen intersecting the spider, meaning that it's more likely the bee's leg than its ass sword in the shot. As for "saving" the other bumblebee, it was probably never in any danger, since the biologist also says it was too big for the spider -- something that anyone should have been able to discern by watching the fucking video.
A Woman in China Isn't Living With 100,000 Cockroaches
Just because we featured a story from Japan this time, don't think we're neglecting good ol' China. Here's what's on today's menu, courtesy of Metro, Perez Hilton, NY Daily News, the Independent, *deep comical breath* News.au, and Shanghaiist:
"Reports that she looks like Jerry O'Connell unconfirmed."
Gross! What could possibly drive a person to adopt cockroaches, of all things, as her family? Why not caterpillars, or something at least remotely cute? Unless you're farming them for money or something, there's no reasonable excuse for living with-
Oh. That's actually a thing. In fact, cockroaches are used for all sorts of fun and lucrative products over there, ranging from pharmaceutical to culinary, meaning that owning 100,000 of them isn't so crazy of an endeavor ... but does this lady have to share a home with them? Nope, and she actually doesn't. The above articles are technically correct, in that the cockroaches live in "her house" because she owns the place, but they left out the part from the original story clarifying that she doesn't actually live there. She eats, sleeps, and presumably washes her hands extensively in some other non-cockroach-infested place.
That's it. So basically the entire story of a crazy Chinese woman living with cockroaches boils down to a woman referring to her livestock as "babies" in an off-the-cuff comment during an interview (otherwise known as more than enough for the media to lose its collective shit).