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Old 09-03-09, 11:39 AM   #1
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interesting bee encounter

yesterday on the way home from work i had an unfortunate encounter with a yellow jacket
it went up my nose and down into my throat where it proceeded to sting me- very uncomfortable
i tried clearing my throat to get rid of it but no luck- i ended up swallowing it
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Old 09-03-09, 11:41 AM   #2
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Hmmm...for some reason I don't buy it.
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Old 09-03-09, 11:45 AM   #3
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That's horrible. Just when I thought I was about to get over my apiphobia, I hear that story.

I hope it was at least the variety of bee that dies once it has stung, otherwise this also might compound my fear of being accidentally swallowed and slowly digested by some much larger creature.
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Old 09-03-09, 11:45 AM   #4
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yesterday on the way home from work i had an unfortunate encounter with a yellow jacket
it went up my nose and down into my throat where it proceeded to sting me- very uncomfortable
i tried clearing my throat to get rid of it but no luck- i ended up swallowing it
Your body won't be able to digest the exoskeleton. The black and yellow banded shell will show up in your poop. Pics or it didn't happen.
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Old 09-03-09, 12:15 PM   #5
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Just when I thought I was about to get over my apiphobia, I hear that story.
May your apiphobia be assuaged by reading "yellow jacket" in the op, which isn't a bee.
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May your apiphobia be assuaged by reading "yellow jacket" in the op, which isn't a bee.
I tend not to distinguish between the various varieties of flying, stinging insects when doing my hysterical dance in response to their presence.

I also suspect most people are unable to properly identify such creatures as they fly up their nose. The fact that OP only claims to have been stung once makes me think it wasn't actually a wasp.
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Old 09-03-09, 12:28 PM   #7
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I assume it was a yellow jacket- it happened so fast that after i was stung i figured it must be one- i did kind of freak out
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Yellow jackets are the bad boys of the stinging insect world. I hope it is truly dead before it completes it's journey through your GI system.
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True or not, I cringed just reading that. I dislike bugs in general and have an irrational fear of all things stinging and flying. That's just horrible!
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Old 09-03-09, 06:49 PM   #10
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I'm betting it was a bee. Yellow Jackets are mean little buggers and can sting repeatedly. You would have felt several stings as it went down yer gullet. Regardless, it's a pretty gross story.
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I don't see how that's even possible, but if you say so...how revolting.
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Old 09-04-09, 07:46 AM   #12
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I don't see how that's even possible...
I do not believe such a thing is possible.
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I still call bs
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I don't see why it couldn't happen...ever hock a big loogie that started out as snot in your nose/sinuses? It's all connected. You could swallow it just as easily.
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Yucky. Nasty. Bad!
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I don't see how that's even possible, but if you say so...how revolting.
yeah well, the bug probably didn't think too much of it either! ;p
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I still call bs
Wait a minute! It might be possible.

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I was riding today when I saw a bug coming at my head, I then turned my head to the left and had a bee fly into my right ear. The bee then stung my ear then crawled inside.I grabbed my keys out of my saddle bag and dug that sucker out. He fell to the ground then flew off ,and I hope he died.
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As someone said, yellow jackets are nasty troublemakers, as opposed to bees, who mind their own business unless trapped, or unless the hive is threatened.

Many wasps are burrowing insects, and may indeed climb deeper rather than out when in search of a new nest, or out of instinctive curiosity. But due to the suspicious nature of many online stories, I'm also skeptical.
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I don't see how this could get through the nasal passages. Me thinks this is bogus.
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Had you eaten a honey comb moments before and the bee thought your sinus passage smelled like home therefore he just climbed through your skull and into your throat?

I'm skeptical.
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Yellow jackets are a tad on the large side. Count me skeptical as well.
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