Most Painful Insect Bites and Stingsseminolesinger2003
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It's like being shot.
You almost want the bite to kill you because of pain.
Like being shot
Pure Intense Brilliant Pain
Like walking over flaming charcoal with a 3 inch rusty nail grinding in your heel.
You are chained in the flow of an active volcano.
Explosive and long lasting, you sound insane as you scream.
Hot oil from the deep frying spilling over your entire hand.
Blinding, fierce, shockingly electric.
A running hair dryer has been dropped into your bubblebath.
Caustic and burning, with a "distinctly bitter aftertaste".
Like spilling a beaker of hydrochloric acid on a paper cut.
Hot and smoky, almost irreverent.
Imagine W.C. Fields extinguishing a cigar with your tongue.
It's instantaneous and excruciating.
As if a rat trap snapped your index fingernail.
It's like a narrow hot nail being driven into your body.
It's basically the Bald-Faced Hornet, and its sting is like getting your hand mashed in a revolving door.
If this is the same critter as White-Face or Bald-Face Hornet, it's one of the angriest, nastiest, most persistent little hell hounds on the planet. Piss'em off, and they'll chase you all the way to Hades.
I love ants
Many people say it's like fire embers landing onto your skin.
It's more like the shock from walking across a shag carpet while reaching for the light switch.
Imagine someone dropped a cigarette on you while you were biking.
These flies are some of the most annoying, persistent and hurtful flies around.
Never mind a mosquito, these things really cut through skin, and feed on blood like vampires.
Hoping you don't get cursed.
This is referring to the Ferocious Polybia Wasp.
Which doesn't come close to the pain of the Fierce Black Polybia Wasp.
Like a trick gone wrong, your butt is a target for a bb-gun.
A ferocious pang, and it lasts 12 hours.
Flesh-eating bacteria dissolve your muscles, one by precious one.
This is a sting we're very familiar about, and it's like a match covered in lye and sulfuric acid landed on your skin and burned it.
But it's not too bad like some of the other insects out there.
Burning, corrosive, but you can handle it.
A flaming match head lands on your arm and is quenched first with lye and then sulfuric acid.
Bold and unrelenting, Somebody is using a power drill to remove your ingrown toenail.
It's like when you've spent 8 hours using a drill to get rid of your ingrown toenail, and then it got wedged in your toe.
Like a dinner guest who stays too long, the pain drones on.
A hot dutch oven lands on your hand and you can't get it off.
Like a ritual gone wrong, Satanic.
The gas lamp in the old church explodes in your face when you light it.
There are "gods", and they do throw their thunderbolts.
Poseidon/Neptune has rammed his trident into your breast.
Immediate, irrationally intense and unrelenting.
This is the closest you will come to seeing the blue of a flame from within the fire.
An odd, distressing pain.
Tiny blowtorches kiss your arms and legs.
A cotton swab dipped in habanero sauce has been pushed up your nose.
Instantaneous, like the surprise of being stabbed.
Is this what shrapnel feels like?
Like a cut on your elbow, stitched with a rusty needle
It's pain at first sight.
Like poison ivy or oak, the more you rub, the worse it gets.
Rude and insulting.
An ember from your campfire is glued to your forearm
Size matters, but it's not everything.
A silver tablespoon drops squarely onto your big toenail, sending you hopping
Like nightfall following a day at the beach, but you forgot the sunscreen.
Your burned nose lets you know.
Like a skinny bully's punch.
It's too weak to hurt you, but you suspect a cheap trick might be coming.
Itchy with a hint of sharpness.
A single stinging nettle pricked your hand
Light, ephemeral and almost fruity.
A tiny spark has singed a single hair on your arm.
Imagine getting up out of bed, and you drank your coffee, but it tasted so bitter it hurt your mouth.
Its sting is clever, but trivial.
Like magic, in which you cannot quite figure out the difference between pain and illusion.
Sharp meets spice.
A slender cactus spine brushed a buffalo wing before it poked your arm.
It bites you, and then it sprays formic acid.
Which burns tissue.
Therefore you're being burned alive by the ant.
It's like when your oven mitt had a hole in it when you pulled the cookies out of the oven.
Like biting into a habanero pepper, it burns.
Any of you knowing this will realize getting stung by a red bull ant is like stepping on a Lego.
And it's less painful than a honeybee.
It's like a dog bit you in a sensitive spot.
A pulsing sting with some flavor.
You stepped on a salt bath with an open wound.
A slow stream of molten wax poured over your wrist.
You want to twist away, but you can't.
Pure, sharp, piercing pain.
As if you pressed your thumb on a tack.
Like the prickle of stinging nettles on your skin on a hot, humid day.
It happens on the third day, as you reach for the light switch, and you're wondering
When will you ever learn?
You should've learned, but the carpet is the same, and when you again reach for the light switch, the shock mocks you.
Reminiscent of a childhood bully.
Intimidating, but his punch only glanced your chin, and you lived for another day.
Simple and plain.
A loose carpet tack pierces the ball of your wool-socked foot.
Electrifying, sharp, and piercing.
Next time, hire an electrician.
Swift, sharp and decisive.
Your fingertip has been slammed by a car door.
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