Trying To “Bee” Helpful
Doing a good deed makes us feel better about ourselves. They usually seem like good ideas at the time, especially when you have other people’s safety in mind. A father and son in Uganda shared their experience trying to grab heavy, dangerous leaves from a tree so they wouldn’t fall on another person.
When the son’s father told him to grab a specific leaf, he quickly realized there was a hive of Ugandan Mud Wasps living in that exact leaf. He ended up getting stung, and his dad described the experience as “an army of large, black blots” chasing him. Luckily, the son only suffered immense pain for three hours, and by the end of the day, the swelling was down. It was the worst pain he’d ever felt though (via The Brainy Penny).