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   monster  Wednesday Aug 27 10:25 PM

August 27th, 2014: Catching some ZZZZZZZs

Where's that PillowLover chap when you need him?

A woman found this enormous wasps nest in her unused spare room. They had eaten through the pillow and mattress. The blanket was saved, though.....

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-28949601



SPUCK  Wednesday Aug 27 11:09 PM

Geez. I walk around in my house in the dark.

"Honey, would you please grab the comforter off the bed in the spare bedroom."



Sheldonrs  Thursday Aug 28 08:48 AM

How do they know they are WASPS? Some could be Jewish. :-)



monster  Thursday Aug 28 08:54 AM

that was torah-ble



Sheldonrs  Thursday Aug 28 09:10 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by monster View Post
that was torah-ble
Based upon circumcision evidence.


monster  Thursday Aug 28 01:10 PM

I love the way you tallit like it is



Sundae  Thursday Aug 28 01:11 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sheldonrs View Post
Based upon circumcision evidence.
Very cutting.


BigV  Thursday Aug 28 01:17 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sheldonrs View Post
How do they know they are WASPS? Some could be Jewish. :-)
Same way you do--by the appearance of their stingers.


Sheldonrs  Thursday Aug 28 03:26 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigV View Post
Same way you do--by the appearance of their stingers.
Our weiners answer to a higher authority.


Diaphone Jim  Friday Aug 29 12:28 PM

Not to pick on Spuck, but I find the flashing emoticon, what ever it is supposed to mean, annoying in the extreme, mainly because it has an auditory effect somewhere deep in my computer.
I am surprised to find wordplay on WASP in regard to English wasps. Isn't that an American term?
Does anyone have an idea as to what kind of wasps those are?



Gravdigr  Friday Aug 29 04:16 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Diaphone Jim View Post
...I find the flashing emoticon, what ever it is supposed to mean, annoying in the extreme, mainly because it has an auditory effect somewhere deep in my computer...
Well, that's weird.


DanaC  Friday Aug 29 04:48 PM

Jim's computer has synaesthesia!



Gravdigr  Friday Aug 29 04:57 PM

I bet it smells like the number 8.



monster  Friday Aug 29 08:26 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Diaphone Jim View Post
I am surprised to find wordplay on WASP in regard to English wasps. Isn't that an American term?
Does anyone have an idea as to what kind of wasps those are?
Well yes, WASP is an American term, but this board is international and known for thread-drift.... and I rarely hear the term wasp used here (in Midwestern USA) to describe the yellow and black stinging insects. they call everything answering that description a bee. Occasionally a hornet. But mostly bees. *shrug* I gave up on that years ago.


Clodfobble  Saturday Aug 30 07:59 AM

Really? Down here everyone knows the difference between a bee and a wasp. Bees make kids squeal and parents launch into the "leave it alone and it will leave you alone" speech.

Wasps make everyone leap up, gather their most treasured possessions, say a hail Mary, and toss a Molotov cocktail over their shoulder as they run screaming for the hills.


That picture makes me nauseous. Wasps are evil incarnate.



Undertoad  Saturday Aug 30 08:22 AM




monster  Saturday Aug 30 10:06 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Clodfobble View Post
Really? Down here everyone knows the difference between a bee and a wasp. Bees make kids squeal and parents launch into the "leave it alone and it will leave you alone" speech.

Wasps make everyone leap up, gather their most treasured possessions, say a hail Mary, and toss a Molotov cocktail over their shoulder as they run screaming for the hills.


That picture makes me nauseous. Wasps are evil incarnate.
yeah, I suspected it was regional. here they call everything a bee and then run like shit because you can't kill it -won't you please think of the apple crops- but it's gonna sting you to hell and back if you stay......

@ UT


Sundae  Saturday Aug 30 10:26 AM

I may be the only person in the whole who doesn't mind wasps.
Okay, exaggeration (please please let me be special and unique! please)

But the first time I was stung I was in bed and didn't know about it until the morning when the big fat wasp fell out of my bed. It was nowhere near as bad as an ant bite. I've never worried about being stung since.

I'm not saying I'd sleep in that bed though. I'm crazy, not stupid.



infinite monkey  Saturday Aug 30 10:28 PM

I think of wasps as those longer things with hangy-downy legs, when they fly. They can sting over and over. A bee stings you, it be dead. I've been stung by many a bee but I've never been stung by a wasp. And they build nests around here. Knock on wood.

I looked up wasp images in google images, and I had to go to 'mud dauber' to find the pic of what I'm talking about. I guess what I think of as wasps are those. They build those flute-like nests. Or some woodwind instrument. That creeps me out the most, and there are tons of them around here. Things with holes creep me out. I found out from an article in Scientific American Mind (the only magazine I buy off rack) that's actually a 'thing'...like holey ceiling tiles and stuff...can't stand that. http://www.scientificamerican.com/ar...raid-of-holes/



monster  Saturday Aug 30 10:52 PM

That thing looks ready to run in the Special Olympics.

(am I going to hell now?)



infinite monkey  Saturday Aug 30 10:57 PM

If 'special' means 'making me laugh' then yes, yes you are going to hell.



Pamela  Sunday Aug 31 02:50 AM

I hate those mud daubers. I had one bild a nest right on the shaft of the heater blower in my camper and I didn't know it until the winter got cold enough to freeze the water pipes and drop the power lines, thus rendering my house unliveable. I retreated to my camper, flipped on the heat and zap, fuse blown. I replaced the fuse and promptly blew it again. Several hours of exploration and some salty language later, I got the heater unit out and disassembled enough to find said mud nest jamming the motor. I was not happy, but did get the unit going again once I reassembled it and got it back into it's home. Little bastards!



Carruthers  Wednesday Sep 3 11:50 AM

Firefighters rescue couple after hornets nest fell through ceiling

Firefighters say they launched rescue after a large nest containing more than one hundred hornets crashed through the ceiling

Quote:
A couple were forced to escape through their bedroom window after a nest of giant hornets crashed through their ceiling.

The householders barricaded themselves behind a makeshift shelter as the angry swarm of yellow-and-black striped hornets invaded their home. Firefighters who went to their rescue said a large nest containing more than one hundred hornets had crashed through the ceiling.

"The weight of the nest in the attic caused it to crash through the ceiling into the hallway of the house in Maidenhead," said a Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman.

"Scores of hornets were released into the house and the couple locked themselves in their bedroom and called the fire service. The Slough crew arrived at around 11.30pm and helped the pair escape down a ladder from the bedroom window.

"A pest control company was due to visit the home today, and the couple are staying with friends. The weight of the nest brought it through the property's second-floor ceiling, filling the upstairs with angry hornets and trapping the pair in their bedroom. Firefighters used a ladder to rescue the couple from their room."
Daily Telegraph.

I've only ever knowingly seen a Hornet on a couple of occasions.

A few years ago I was looking after some horses and was checking over a brood mare for lumps, bumps, cuts etc, when I noticed a hornet under her belly.

In those circumstances they often attempt to rid themselves of the offender by bringing up a hind hoof to kick it away. Alternatively, they'll make a run for it and flatten you in the process.

Now, I'm not the most athletic of blokes, but being tall and on the thin side it does enable me to remove myself from the scene PDQ. Accordingly I put considerable distance between me and the mare in an impressively short space of time.

There is no point in becoming older if you don't become any wiser.


monster  Wednesday Sep 3 09:50 PM

Whorenets. For catching slappers.



lumberjim  Thursday Sep 4 07:55 AM

The bald faced hornet is the one I ain't fucken with. I'll slap a wasp or a dauber out of the air, and cut it in half with scissors, then mount its head on a toothpick to ward off his kin.



Diaphone Jim  Thursday Sep 4 01:25 PM

Gee, you would think the Daily Telegraph would have said how the hornets got into the bedroom.
BTW, Dr. Schmidt is looking for volunteer sting raters:
http://scienceblogs.com/retrospectac...x-which-sting/



Gravdigr  Thursday Sep 4 01:55 PM

Quote:
'mud dauber'
Around these parts they's called 'dirt dobbers'.

And, for some reason they're fond of weed-whacker mufflers...


lumberjim  Thursday Sep 4 06:42 PM

Co2



monster  Thursday Sep 4 10:47 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gravdigr View Post
Around these parts they's called 'dirt dobbers'.

And, for some reason they're fond of weed-whacker mufflers...
that sounds soooo rude


xoxoxoBruce  Friday Sep 5 06:11 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Diaphone Jim View Post
Gee, you would think the Daily Telegraph would have said how the hornets got into the bedroom.
Quote:
The nest was discovered by a woman at her house in St Cross, in an unused spare room, where a small window had been left open.



Diaphone Jim  Friday Sep 5 12:45 PM

Thanks Bruce, I should have found that quote and ridded myself ot the silly notion they crashed through the ceiling.
We discussed English building vis-a-vis earthquakes a few weeks ago. A nest of a hundred wasps might weigh ten pounds. Perhaps it fell from a great height.



footfootfoot  Monday Sep 8 08:37 AM

I got stung by a white faced hornet and it was not only painful in a way I've never experienced (ie the quality of the pain) but it also felt like I'd been administered some kind of drug. The flesh at the sting site necrotized and left a hole about a quarter inch deep and the diameter of a pencil



lumberjim  Monday Sep 8 11:32 AM

Zackly. Do not ever dick around with



monster  Saturday Sep 13 10:02 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by footfootfoot View Post
I got stung by a white faced hornet and it was not only painful in a way I've never experienced (ie the quality of the pain) but it also felt like I'd been administered some kind of drug. The flesh at the sting site necrotized and left a hole about a quarter inch deep and the diameter of a pencil
you put a pencil in there to check, didn't you?


footfootfoot  Monday Sep 15 08:50 PM

Yes. I did.



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