Skip to comments.IN CASE OF AN ATTACK BY DRUNK (JOBLESS) WASPS, KEEP A CREDIT CARD READY
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.
Its hilarious that, now worker wasps have finished their lifes 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.
This happened to me in Connecticut.
Angry, flying, sting things ping
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!
I thought they were in Grosse Point.
I thought this was going to be commentary on Obama’s (real) unemployment rate remaining over 10% for 5 years
A sharp pocket knife works quite well on stingers, splinters, metal shavings etc. Never thought about using a credit card, sounds plausible
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
My gosh, Kennedy’s not a WASP.
You say that in Boston, you’ll draw a beating.
That, sir, is a drunken Irishman—not a drunken WASP!
There used be some hovering in Hamtramck, too.
See my post #5!
‘Atz right! The correct term is mackerel-snapper.
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.
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.
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.
Blood work perfect.
Passing out got recall old in the last week.
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