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IN CASE OF AN ATTACK BY DRUNK (JOBLESS) WASPS, KEEP A CREDIT CARD READY
Red Cross ^ | 9/4

Posted on 09/09/2013 3:04:01 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Already the scourge of a summer picnic or barbecue, experts are now warning of a new threat from ‘jobless, drunk’ wasps. Environmental authorities say billions of the insects are currently at their most ‘aggressive and dangerous’ as they have finished supplying their queens with nectar.

The British Red Cross is advising sun-worshippers to keep a credit card handy in case of insect bites this summer; as the long cold winter and a late spring has triggered record numbers of wasps in UK parks and gardens.

“It’s hilarious that, now worker wasps have finished their life’s work, all they are doing now is feasting on fermented fruit and getting ‘drunk’. The danger for humans of course is that they may get a bit bold and attack us while we are out having a barbeque in the garden, sun bathing in the park or innocently going our merry way,” said Joe Mulligan, British Red Cross head of first aid.

“When an insect sting is visible on the skin, a credit card can be used to scrape it away. Using the edge of the credit card, drag it across the skin. This will remove the sting. Using a credit card or your fingernail is preferable to using a pair of tweezers. Some stings contain a sac of poison and if it is grasped with tweezers you may inject the sac of poison into the skin,” he added.

With temperatures forecast to soar across the country in the coming days, the British Red Cross is issuing first aid tips to keep people safe as the mercury rises.

Joe added, “Most heat disorders occur because the victim has been over-exposed to heat or has over-exercised for his or her age and physical condition. Simple steps such as avoiding exposure to the hottest time of the day, drinking plenty of fluids and even simply wearing a hat on hot days can all make a real difference.”


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: drunk; unemployment; wasps
It's all over the media:Drunk, aggressive, jobless wasps stalk innocent humans. How to fight back? Use a credit card
Note: Before using credit card to scrape wasp sting, please check your terms and conditions. Many card will jack up your interest rates or levy fees if you scrape stingers.
1 posted on 09/09/2013 3:04:01 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Slings and Arrows

This happened to me in Connecticut.


2 posted on 09/09/2013 3:04:24 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Salamander; Vendome; shibumi

Angry, flying, sting things ping


3 posted on 09/09/2013 3:06:29 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway; Revolting cat!
"THAT'S RACIST!"


4 posted on 09/09/2013 3:07:17 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: nickcarraway; cripplecreek

Never once happened to me in downtown Detroit.

Now, the yellow-jackets hovering around the trashcans were quite aggressive! Always check your pop-can, bruthas!


5 posted on 09/09/2013 3:07:54 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: nickcarraway

"Kuhna bawr yur crtit cart?"
6 posted on 09/09/2013 3:08:13 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: nickcarraway

7 posted on 09/09/2013 3:09:22 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Are Marines required to salute Al Qaeda yet?)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

I thought they were in Grosse Point.


8 posted on 09/09/2013 3:14:06 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I thought this was going to be commentary on Obama’s (real) unemployment rate remaining over 10% for 5 years


9 posted on 09/09/2013 3:17:53 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: nickcarraway

A sharp pocket knife works quite well on stingers, splinters, metal shavings etc. Never thought about using a credit card, sounds plausible


10 posted on 09/09/2013 3:19:12 PM PDT by Figment
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To: nickcarraway

A friend had one enter his beer can while playing golf, it stung him multiple times when he tried to get a swig. That was really funny in that it wasn’t me


11 posted on 09/09/2013 3:22:05 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Uncle Miltie

My gosh, Kennedy’s not a WASP.

You say that in Boston, you’ll draw a beating.


12 posted on 09/09/2013 3:22:30 PM PDT by Fido969
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To: Uncle Miltie

That, sir, is a drunken Irishman—not a drunken WASP!


13 posted on 09/09/2013 3:22:45 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: nickcarraway

There used be some hovering in Hamtramck, too.


14 posted on 09/09/2013 3:23:14 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Figment

See my post #5!


15 posted on 09/09/2013 3:25:09 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Fido969

‘Atz right! The correct term is mackerel-snapper.

duck&run


16 posted on 09/09/2013 3:26:39 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Uncle Miltie
That's a WIC(INO) not a WASP.
17 posted on 09/09/2013 3:31:11 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Why is our military going to be used as Al Qaeda's air force in Syria?)
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To: a fool in paradise; Fido969

“THAT’S RACIST!”
__________________________________________
When I saw the headline, all I thought of was “White, Anglo-Saxon. Protestant”. Well, it is 6 AM, and I did just wake up.


18 posted on 09/09/2013 3:33:02 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

I’ve been watching Low Winter sun for local references and last night both Flint and Jackson got a mention on the show.

Flint was mentioned when a city councilwoman threatened the detective by telling him that she would see that he ended up in a patrol car in Flint.

Jackson got a mention when the detectives were looking for a known criminal to pin a crime on but the guy the wanted was already doing time in Jackson.

We also got our first look at the mayor on the show last night and he was a dead ringer for Coleman Young. His only line was an off topic comment about boxing because he wasn’t paying any attention in the meeting.


19 posted on 09/09/2013 3:40:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: nickcarraway; Salamander; shibumi

No laptop. Kant join in reeinder games.

3rd trip to hospital in a week but, we figured out the problem.

Tried New BP med.

100% healthy but, they want me to flush the old med for 72 hours, then switch to old med.

CT scan fine.

EKG fine

Blood work perfect.

Passing out got recall old in the last week.


20 posted on 09/09/2013 4:05:24 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: nickcarraway

*** Using the edge of the credit card, drag it across the skin. This will remove the sting.***

Is this about wasps, who do not leave the stinger in the victim, or BEES which do?


21 posted on 09/09/2013 4:23:09 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Wasps is a more appropriate term than, “undocumented bees.”


22 posted on 09/09/2013 4:31:28 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Vendome

St. Louise?


23 posted on 09/09/2013 4:34:45 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: KarlInOhio
That's a WIC(INO) not a WASP.

He's "C.I.A." - Catholic Irish Alcoholic.

24 posted on 09/09/2013 5:08:40 PM PDT by Fido969
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To: nickcarraway

We won't touch your dirty credit card.

25 posted on 09/09/2013 5:10:40 PM PDT by Fido969
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To: Fido969

We won't touch your dirty credit card.

26 posted on 09/09/2013 5:11:24 PM PDT by Fido969
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To: nickcarraway

Twice and Oconner.

Hate using my cell to surf but, my driving privileges were taken for three days.

Pffft !!!!

Like that’ll happen.

They don’t want me driving, absolutely, for 24-48 hours min.

Docs were great.

Won’t need my annual til next year and if I want to jump out of an airplane next, for my birthday, I’m good to go.

If I had the time I would have gone to Valle Nevado , Chile and gone heli-boarding.

Going next year no matter what.

South American Chicka’s go nuts over blue eyed, American men, who make them laugh and flash the smile.

Echele’!


27 posted on 09/09/2013 5:13:05 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Fido969

Neat photo of Skull and Bones group.

First time I’ve seen that one, with GWB standing next to the clock.


28 posted on 09/09/2013 6:47:13 PM PDT by octex
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