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[–] [email protected] 1 points 4 weeks ago

actually, its not possible to run from bees

[–] [email protected] 2 points 4 weeks ago (1 children)

That cop definitely shot him.

[–] [email protected] 0 points 4 weeks ago

Calm down with your conspiracy theories

[–] [email protected] 2 points 4 weeks ago (1 children)

That totally BS. No parents take the stuff they tell their kids serious

[–] [email protected] 3 points 4 weeks ago

Good parents do.

[–] [email protected] 8 points 4 weeks ago

"Remember, son, never metaphorically run away from your problems."

[–] [email protected] 38 points 4 weeks ago (3 children)

Fun killer bee fact: back in the '70s everybody (in the US) was worried about "killer bees" (aka Africanized bees) migrating northwards from Central America and killing tons of people because of their higher levels of aggression as compared to European bees. Turns out that if you take an Africanized queen and raise it in a temperate climate, the bees she produces are no more aggressive than European bees; likewise a European queen raised in a tropical climate will produce bees every bit as aggressive as Africanized bees. So the whole thing was just stupid bee racism all along.

So the bad news is that anthropomorphic global overheating (don't give me that weak "climate change" formulation) is going to give us killer bees even without the migration of Africanized stock. The good news is that we're completely fucked anyway and won't give a shit about a few bee stings.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

The good news is that we're completely fucked anyway and won't give a shit about a few bee stings

I desperately want to post this good news on both the uplifting news and the "only hopeful/helpful/productive comments" climate subs.

[–] [email protected] 3 points 4 weeks ago

Bee racism.

[–] [email protected] 25 points 4 weeks ago

That was not very fun. I want my money back.

[–] [email protected] 26 points 4 weeks ago (1 children)

There is definitely a fairly large subset of problems that are rather effectively solved by running away from them.

The issue appears when the problems are of your own creation but you simply run away instead of solving the underlying issue. So if you keep kicking beehives, you should stop doing that.

[–] [email protected] 11 points 4 weeks ago

Thanks for turning the bad advice into good advice.

[–] [email protected] 10 points 4 weeks ago (1 children)

Some problems, if you run, become someone else’s problem.

See: bears, bees, out of control semi, explosives…

[–] [email protected] 8 points 4 weeks ago (1 children)

You don't have to outrun the bear, you have to outrun the other people running from the bear. Unless you're by yourself.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 4 weeks ago

The philosopher can choose not attempting to run at all as he ponders whether or not he can outrun himself, but I’m going to run anyway.

[–] [email protected] 9 points 4 weeks ago

Since then, he's always running away from his problem.

[–] [email protected] 14 points 4 weeks ago (1 children)

Back when I was a kid they used to teach us stop drop and roll but one time I was walking my dearest shit zoo Misty at Laney Creek Park and ended up stepping in a fire ant nest tried to stop drop and roll but I think it only made the ants sting more.

[–] [email protected] 5 points 4 weeks ago

My dog is a mutt with some shih tzu mixed in and sometimes he really does act like a "shit zoo" lol.

[–] [email protected] 26 points 4 weeks ago (4 children)

My Girl (1991). Sorry for the sad reminder, but it's the 1st thing that popped into my head. Also heads up for 15MB gif.

[–] [email protected] 3 points 4 weeks ago

It's funny to see it again. It was so traumatic at the time.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 4 weeks ago

The ending of that movie scared me as a kid.

[–] [email protected] 17 points 4 weeks ago (2 children)

Wow, a real GIF! I thought they were replaced with HTML5 capable videos years ago!

[–] [email protected] 16 points 4 weeks ago

If it was a video instead of a gif, it would be less than a quarter of the size

[–] [email protected] 8 points 4 weeks ago

They're still out there, Koala knows why. It'd be nice if Lemmy and it's associated apps were all on the same page with regards to hosting capabilities.

Edit: Accidentally placed my response as it's own comment.

[–] [email protected] 20 points 4 weeks ago (1 children)

Bees attack more if you run, you’re supposed to make yourself look as large as possible to scare them away.

[–] [email protected] 32 points 4 weeks ago (1 children)

I’m already at least a hundred times larger than the average bee, how much larger do you think I’d have to be?

[–] [email protected] 14 points 4 weeks ago (2 children)

A bee weights about a tenth of gram so that’s ten grams and is 12.7mm long so 1.27m.

Math checks out.

[–] [email protected] 7 points 4 weeks ago (1 children)

Can confirm that I am at least 1.27m tall and weigh over 10 grams.

[–] [email protected] 6 points 4 weeks ago (1 children)

That means your BMI is at least 0.006199628022319.

[–] [email protected] 6 points 4 weeks ago (1 children)

But how will this help me against a swarm of bees?

[–] [email protected] 5 points 4 weeks ago (1 children)

Can you please get back on topic here?

[–] [email protected] 7 points 4 weeks ago (1 children)
[–] [email protected] 5 points 4 weeks ago (1 children)

Why are you always bringing up the past?

That was four hours ago.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 4 weeks ago

Thanks, Satan

[–] [email protected] 15 points 4 weeks ago (1 children)

Don't forget that the snout is the most sensitive part of the bee. If they confront you, an open palm to the snout is sure to drive them off

[–] [email protected] 10 points 4 weeks ago (2 children)
[–] [email protected] 2 points 4 weeks ago (1 children)

In today's car-centric cities they have to drive.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 4 weeks ago

There's other modes of transportation.

[–] [email protected] 4 points 4 weeks ago (1 children)

And humans weigh more than 10 grams

[–] [email protected] 4 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago)

I’m already at least a hundred times larger than the average bee

Mac already said that and I proved it, why are you bringing it up again?