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34% get stung repeatedly by a Japanese Hornet

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  • 135

    shneik137

    6 years ago

    The odds of dying from a black widow bite are actually kind of low in real life...

    • 43

      valcorwabajak

      5 years ago

      it says the odds are equal so black widow is much less painfull

    • 64

      The Iron Maiden

      5 years ago

      Don't fuck with Japanese hornets. Those things are huge.

    • 3

      Spencer Newton

      5 years ago

      The pain is just as bad.

    • 5

      0pickles0

      5 years ago

      Yeah, but if there are statistics, that means it's happened, which means you might die.

    • 5

      Boss

      5 years ago

      THEIR NOT FUCKING LOW AT ALL, THEY KILL YOU IN 2 HOURS, NO QUESTION, BECAUSE THEY HAVE MORE POISON THAN A FUCKING RATTLESNAKE, AND RATTLESNAKES HAVE A REALLY DEADLY POISON, SO WHY DON'T YOU STOP BEING SO STUPID?

    • 60

      Lynnaya Hamby

      5 years ago

      @Boss DO YOUR FUCKING RESEARCH! That is what is commonly thought but isn't true. You do get sick and its actually mostly abdominal pain. Only young children, the elderly, and otherwise ill people have a high risk of death. Also the description says you have an EQUAL chance of dying. One last note: rattlesnake bites are only "really deadly" if you take care of it wrong, your allergic, or it bites you near you heart or in a vital artery/vein. SO YOUR THE ONE BEING STUPID!

    • 10

      James Lennon

      5 years ago

      @Lynnaya you're*

    • 13

      Jonas

      5 years ago

      @Boss WHY DON'T YOU TURN OFF CAPS LOCK??

    • 2

      Spencer Dinan

      5 years ago

      You answered it for me.

    • 6

      Laura

      5 years ago

      @Boss neither spiders nor rattlesnakes have poison...

    • 2

      Bwaaaaaaaaaaahhh

      5 years ago

      Spiders... Yuck.

    • 5

      Glaceon999

      4 years ago

      A male black widow. It hurts like hell but won't kill you.

    • 0

      Progamer

      2 years ago

      THEY NEVER SAID IF IT WAS HARMLESS

    • 1

      AtomikCheez

      2 years ago

      A Japanese Hornet makes the area you got stung burn and denigrate.

    • 2

      Yifto

      2 years ago

      The hornet emits a pheromone that labels you as 'enemy' and attracts the rest of the give to fuck you shit up.....no thank you

    • 1

      CatCraftez

      2 years ago

      Cmon guys it has a ton of poison, sure but it's not that leatheal to humans...

    • 0

      Golden

      2 years ago

      well it is only one bite soo

    • 3

      Happysumo

      2 years ago

      My dad was bitten by a redback, its like the Australian version of a black widow, he survived...

    • 4

      Raphael Sornen

      2 years ago

      Yeah, the black widows are not as dangerous as you'd think.

    • 5

      fartface

      2 years ago

      ya, i heard, read, and watched stuff that all said black widows are to small to do much damage. since they use their venom on bugs. and japanese hornets are DEADLY! especially multiple stings

    • 3

      Camryn

      2 years ago

      I'm freaking scared of wasps but not bees or anything else. I love spiders btw

    • 0

      Septiceye Sam

      2 years ago

      It also never said you couldn't get the mess from docters to get the venom or poison out. So, ya know.

    • 2

      Joe

      2 years ago

      yes they are plus the Japanese hornet is one of the deadliest insects in the world!!

    • 2

      mika

      2 years ago

      indeed the odds are too low, and a black widow is overrated.

    • 0

      StarTheMidEvilKnight

      2 years ago

      i agree

    • 1

      greaterfiend

      2 years ago

      I disagree. I was bitten by a black widow, I would have been dead in less than 10 minutes had my mom not literally ran me to the hospital (not to mention is was EXTREMELY PAINFUL). You can only get the antivenom once in your life too, so if you happen to get bitten again, YOU ARE DEAD, PERIOD. Getting stung repeatedly by a hornet you will die pretty quickly, so not much pain there.

    • 0

      Connor

      1 year ago

      If you get to help immediately.

    • 0

      Kupperz

      1 year ago

      just have the spider bit my hair

    • 1

      Gurmalll

      1 year ago

      I just read that in the USA its been over ten years since somebody was killed from a black widow spider bite and that they dont often inject venom into their bites

    • 1

      Indigo M

      1 year ago

      @sheik137 Do you know nothing about this spider? Sure, Gurmall, they SAY it's been ten years, but the government just wants you to believe that! Name one time something happened to the nation and no one blamed ANY COUNTRY'S GOVERNMENT. Name once, and I will apologize.

    • 0

      Marki

      1 year ago

      Black widow's often use very very little of their venom if any at all

    • 0

      Michal

      1 year ago

      Yeah, true, mate

    • 0

      The Superior Knight

      1 year ago

      @Laura Actually, Rattlesnakes do have venom. As for the spiders, quite a lot of them have venom, but the venom isn't deadly enough to do more than irritate a human.

    • 0

      alex

      1 year ago

      plus it says get stung rapidly by a japanese hornet and it says get bitten once by a black widow DOI

    • 0

      JEFF

      11 months ago

      My dad was soo fat the doctors actually said he only did not die from the widow bite because he had legit LAYERS of fat

    • 0

      Melanie stewart

      2 months ago

      probably less from a few hornet stings. Plus spider bites can leave nasty scars.

  • 39

    Gene

    6 years ago

    Those japanese hornets mess peoples **** up!

    • 5

      Michael Fern

      5 years ago

      own species, genetically modified

    • 18

      billy Bob

      5 years ago

      " equal chance of dieing " my ass

    • 13

      Boss

      5 years ago

      yeah, equal chance of dying my ass too, because a hornet cant have MORE FUCKING POISON THAN A RATTLESNAKE, SO THE BLACK WIDOW WOULD KILL YOU NO MATTER WHAT, RETARD, AND IT WOULD BE REALLY FUCKING PAINFUL

    • 5

      Ghoulie11

      4 years ago

      Not to mention the fact that you could probably kill the hornet after a couple of stings.

    • 7

      acesun

      4 years ago

      Gene, you are the retard of retard, for a single black widow bite can slowly kill you, while Japanese hornets are not poisonous whatsoever. What would you rather have? Slow, painful death, or have a quick, (yet painful) stinging?

    • 6

      Pr0Wolf

      4 years ago

      You guys are beyond retarded stupid dumb fucks black widows usually only kill if you're allergic I know people who have been bitten and they were fine

    • 3

      Common Sense

      3 years ago

      Twice is still considered repeatedly

    • 1

      fartface

      2 years ago

      no boss. no it wouldn't. please do your research

    • 1

      KMH690

      2 years ago

      American black widows are not to dangerous they just make a peels black area but South American ones can kill you in 10 minutes they are related

    • 0

      greaterfiend

      2 years ago

      Actually acesun, a black widow bite isn't slow. I was bitten once, and would have died within 10 minutes had my mom not ran me to the hospital. 911 would have been too slow.

    • 1

      greaterfiend

      2 years ago

      And KMH ALL black widows are deadly. I was bitten by an american one. The necrotic tissue is a brown recluse, not a black widow (peels black area would be necrotic tissue).

  • 16

    itsthejizz

    6 years ago

    which ever is less painful -_-

    • 18

      Beth Malcolm

      6 years ago

      black widow poison can kill most of the time... hopefully there'll be a cure when i'm bitten?

    • 28

      Leon8455

      6 years ago

      It doesn't kill you, how dumb are you?

    • 16

      Grickel

      6 years ago

      Black widows do kill you unless you can get help in under 10 minutes

    • 29

      Amy Lawson

      6 years ago

      Black Widow bites produce muscle aches, nausea, and a paralysis of the diaphragm that can make breathing difficult; however, contrary to popular belief, most people who are bitten suffer no serious damage—let alone death. (TIL- reddit)

    • 5

      dean burns

      6 years ago

      ZOMG AMY I SAW THAT A REDDIT TO :B

    • 2

      overtherainbow

      6 years ago

      Black widow bites result in some pretty gnarly swelling, but if you don't let it get infected and shit it pretty much won't hurt you. We have the damn things everywhere where I live.

    • 20

      Andreas Borbon Osiri

      5 years ago

      Scarlett Johansson doesn't bite that hard. Mostly.

  • 14

    Ryan

    6 years ago

    I'd rather be in agony for a little bit than dead.

    • 23

      Leon8455

      6 years ago

      Well you're stupid as hell then, it doesn't kill you -_-

    • 14

      murderous marty

      6 years ago

      black widows have a very small chance of killing you.

    • 8

      overtherainbow

      6 years ago

      The bites pretty much can't kill you, unless you're stupid as hell.

    • 0

      idpiasg

      6 years ago

      A little bit B**** please

    • 6

      pheonix

      6 years ago

      pretty much they closest to death youll get from a red back is if you were allergic or you screamed to much because you thought you would die and forget to breathe

    • 0

      Noodletron

      6 years ago

      Sorry, dumbass phone replied to the wrong comment.

    • 0

      Noodletron

      6 years ago

      Sorry, dumbass phone replied to the wrong comment.

    • 4

      LOLking

      5 years ago

      Japanese Horents spit acid in your eyes that attract other hornets to sting you until you are nothing but a bloody pulp

    • 3

      Bobby

      5 years ago

      "You'd have an equal chance of dying either way" Read the description

    • 2

      Ben Carver

      5 years ago

      Hmmm, well if you have an equal chance, I'd still go with one bite than a bunch of stings. There is a 95% survival rate on black widows bites, too. Its an even higher survival rate if you go to the hospital quickly. You're pretty much good unless you're allergic.

    • 0

      Smosh

      5 years ago

      Same

    • 3

      Lukas B. Santing

      5 years ago

      If you get stung once by a Japanese Hornet then you will almost definitely die. However, it says repeatedly, so you surviving that is out of the question - you're dead. On the other hand, if you're a healthy person between the ages of 15 - 60, the chances of you dying by a Black Widow is less than 1 percent. And it's only one bite.

    • 0

      Yuma Kyuubi

      2 years ago

      Dude do your research black widow spiders have no poison but it is just a wound may have a cramp but there is medication for it but a Japanese hornet makes or digs or stings a hole on you flesh

    • 0

      killomen bagging

      2 years ago

      Male ones are okay but the females are deadly

    • 0

      greaterfiend

      2 years ago

      All you guys are fucking stupid, black widows are deadly (coming from someone who was bitten and already had the antivenom once). If you get bitten twice by ANY black widow, you are dead.

    • 0

      Utkudakid

      1 year ago

      those are not yellow jackets,they are the niggest wasps and their stings are said to feel like gunshots and have much more mortality rate in humans irl,and give you painfull erections/vaginal swollings.

  • 12

    Theory

    6 years ago

    Maybe I'll turn into spider man or some shit.

    • 2

      Boss

      5 years ago

      spiderman wont ever be a reality idiot

    • 1

      Forgottenslender

      2 years ago

      Boss, can you calm down on your comments here? Thank you

    • 0

      XYZinferno

      2 years ago

      @Boss Says the person that can't take joke on the internet. Who's the idiot now?

    • 0

      Drey

      2 years ago

      @Boss lol really? It's obviously a joke dumbass lol

    • 0

      Utkudakid

      1 year ago

      @Boss My brain hurts more than both the stings combined from your stupidity.

  • 9

    Nikolai T

    6 years ago

    With proper medical treatment, the mortality rate for Black Widow bites is around 2%, so I'd rather be bitten once then have to deal with repeated hornet stings.

  • 6

    jack

    6 years ago

    the fact that 50 or so people die from the hornet each year, compared to almost no one dying from the spider since the introduction of its anti-venom since 1956, ill go with the spider...

  • 5

    Noy

    6 years ago

    "You have an equal chance of dying anyway."

    • 5

      pheonix

      6 years ago

      well that in itself is not at all true.

    • 0

      XYZinferno

      2 years ago

      So, whoever said it had to be possible. This is a game, not real life -_-

  • 4

    Daddy

    4 years ago

    The way I read it was that you have an equal chance of dying, so in that I'd rather go through with an ordeal of one time than to multiple... Just my own opinion.

  • 4

    pheonix

    6 years ago

    you guys do know that the black widow spiders are not that poisonous right. here we call them red backs. all their bites cause is some painful swelling but they wont kill you. Japanese hornets stinging you repeatedly could kill you if they stung you repeatedly. also the spider bite is only once the wasp sting is lots.

  • 4

    Sielo

    6 years ago

    black widows kill you if you get bitten retard

    • 2

      Ash Alopex

      6 years ago

      No they don't.

    • 0

      pheonix

      6 years ago

      the red back spider kills less people a year then people falling over. the people who do die are usually unhealthy

    • 0

      puppypaws

      4 years ago

      @sielo, it probably getting annoying because I've said this a million times, black widows are unlikely to kill 'retard', my uncle was bitten. Is

    • 0

      XYZinferno

      2 years ago

      "You have an equal chance of dying anyways" So its a poisonous bite or multiple poisonous stings. Which one do you want now "retard"?

    • 0

      Utkudakid

      1 year ago

      hornets are worse.

  • 3

    Nynrahman

    4 years ago

    Japanese Hornets secrete a flesh-melting venom, I'd rather take the single Black Widow bite, please.

  • 3

    Noodletron

    6 years ago

    Wtf? We have black widows everywhere over here. Never heard of anybody dying. Hell, i have some right outside my house.

  • 3

    Hayden Bennett

    6 years ago

    I have been bitten by a black widow before..... no biggie....

  • 3

    Johannes

    6 years ago

    A Black widow spider can kill you with one bite.

    • 18

      Nikolai T

      6 years ago

      With proper medical treatment, you only have a 2% chance of death.

    • 4

      pheonix

      6 years ago

      yes they can kill you in one bite because you'd be screaming your head off because you'd think you'd die. -_- they have a very low chance of killing you if your healthy and can actually deal with poison. most people here are probably thinking of the funnel web or something.

    • 2

      Noodletron

      6 years ago

      Wow. The level of stupidity is TOO DAMN HIGH

    • 2

      Noodletron

      6 years ago

      Wow. The level of stupidity is TOO DAMN HIGH

    • 1

      puppypaws

      4 years ago

      Only if your a young child or elderly

  • 3

    Mikaela

    6 years ago

    Hmmm a lot of painful stings or one painful bite with an equal chance of dying either way...SUCH a hard decision.

  • 3

    [deleted]

    6 years ago

    If a friend was their they could help get the widows poison out.

  • 2

    Tanner Gilliland

    5 years ago

    I say black Widow for the chance that you might become spider-man...

  • 2

    Kayla

    5 years ago

    either way I die right

  • 2

    austin?!?!

    5 years ago

    Black widow bites don't kill you.. If you think so your retarded as fuck. I've been bit by one before haha and i was kinda wishing it did tho.

  • 2

    BlueHawk54

    6 years ago

    To those who chose the thumb-sized hornet over the tiny spider, here's a fun fact; the sting of a single Japanese hornet can cause human flesh to dissolve until the victim's inevitable demise

  • 2

    jakeb27

    6 years ago

    Never said it was a female black widow.

  • 2

    Ryan Prasetyo-Li

    6 years ago

    F--- spiders. Seriously.

    • 0

      Drey

      2 years ago

      Wow people seriously need to stop being pussies like Spiders help us ffs people these days are fucking ignorant

  • 0

    iiOdinDaPug

    1 month ago

    You can go to a doctor. GET TREATED, getting stung REPEATEDLY by a god damn hornet would hurt REALLY bad and you'd probobly still die even if you did get treated, because you'd still be getting stung!

  • 1

    Blase

    2 years ago

    wow, people choosed to die than get very injured... stupid...

    • 0

      Drey

      2 years ago

      ah shit I accidentally agreed anyways if you actually do research about both these two you will know which is worse plus being bitten by a black widow there will actually be a low chance of dying so saying if you're unhealthy then you possibly can die

  • 1

    owen

    2 years ago

    Both are death so black widow it be faster

  • 1

    Kenly

    2 years ago

    if you were bitten by a black widow you would die but constantly being stung would probably kill you in a more painful way

  • 1

    minivak

    2 years ago

    i could be the next spider man

  • 1

    Ghilain de Kort

    2 years ago

    Looked it up and if u get stung by a female black widow, youre fucked butt if u get stung by a male, u have a high chance of surviving. Since we dont know if its male or female i wont take the risk and let myself get stung.

  • 1

    Aflac

    2 years ago

    There's not a really likely chance that your die from a black widow stung

  • 1

    sandford13

    2 years ago

    SPIDER MAN!

  • 1

    TakeruDavis

    2 years ago

    According to wiki, odds of dying from the bite of black widow spider are low, odds for japanese hornet sting is higher and rises with higher dose. And even if the description was right and the chances were equal, getting bitten once is better than subjecting yourself to multiple stings...

  • 0

    Twenty One Goners

    1 month ago

    Aren't male Black Widows less painful? Ya I'm going with that.

  • 1

    Emily

    4 years ago

    I have a huge huge phobia of spiders, so ya

  • 1

    puppypaws

    4 years ago

    It depends on we're the spider bites you. My uncle was bitten by a black widow on his index finger, her had to get the tip of it amputated, but he's fine other than that

  • 1

    puppypaws

    4 years ago

    It depends on we're the spider bites you. My uncle was bitten by a black widow on his index finger, her had to get the tip of it amputated, but he's fine other than that

  • 1

    Trevor Waldner

    4 years ago

    If a Black widow spider could bite through your skin you would die 100% of the time

  • 1

    Kirk James T.

    5 years ago

    You guys/girls are idiots. Ever heard of research? A black widow bite is not always fatal. Y'all are speaking of myths, as the black widow spider is more than its cracked up to be. As the bite would be quite painful, the neurotoxin is actually quite treatable with the anti-venom

  • 1

    That Guy

    5 years ago

    1 bite vs multiple stings? Case closed (plus the black widow is hardly ever fatal to humans)

  • 1

    Dan TheMan Marchand

    5 years ago

    Japanese Hornets.... They scare the shit out of me...

  • 1

    animekat

    5 years ago

    The Japanese giant hornet is the most lethal animal in Japan... I'll take my chances with the black widow.

  • 1

    Colin Gilgenbach

    5 years ago

    Those hornets have a half inch stinger, live in nests of hundreds, and can fly 20 mph. 5-10 of them can take out a nest of 30,000 honey bees.

  • 1

    austin?!?!

    5 years ago

    Black widow bites don't kill you.. If you think so your retarded as fuck. I've been bit by one before haha and i was kinda wishing it did tho.

  • 1

    Kzuzu the Gargoyle

    5 years ago

    Black widow venom is curable if you get treatment ASAP. Nuff sedd.

  • 1

    nathany60

    6 years ago

    You can survive a black widow bite. But if you get stung repertedly ur pretty much dead...

  • 1

    sailortaylor

    6 years ago

    Do you know how big a Japanese Hornet is?!? I wouldn't want that thing to sting me repeatedly!

  • 1

    daisynomnom

    6 years ago

    Seeing as the high rate of black widow related deaths is a myth, I'll go for that.

  • 1

    Patrick Lessmiller

    6 years ago

    Spiders scare the hell out of me.

  • 1

    zgaff1

    6 years ago

    Black widows are harmless.

  • 1

    Thezombieraper2000

    6 years ago

    What kind of person would rather be stung by a hornet repeatedly? You can get medical attention after you are bit by a spider.

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