Random Thoughts...or...What's on Your Mind?

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  1. Gingerbread Demon

    Gingerbread Demon You can't mesmerize me I'm British Premium Member

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    I love that you used proper technical names......
     
  2. Worf factor9

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  3. BK613

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    To quote the previously-linked article:
    A bee's abdomen does have one notable appendage -- the stinger, which is a modified ovipositor, or egg depositor. This stinger combines a poison sac with sharp lancets, which deliver the venom that the bee produces using its venom gland. Many scientists believe that bees inherited their venom from their wasp-like ancestors, used their ovipositors to lay their eggs in the bodies of other insects. Eventually, the substances that coated the ovipositor became venomous, which made it easier for prehistoric wasps to subdue prey.

    Bees don't lay their eggs in meat, but they retain the ability to sting to defend themselves. However, some bees don't have stingers. Ovipositors are female reproductive organs, so male bees usually can't sting. There are also several species of stingless bees, which do not have stingers at all.

    Several honeybee species have barbed stingers, which stick in the bodies of mammals, pulling out part of the bee's abdomen when she flies away. As a result, the bee dies. Bees with barbed stingers can often sting other insects without harming themselves. Queen honeybees and bees of many other species, including bumblebees and many solitary bees, have smooth stingers and can sting mammals repeatedly.​
     
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  4. Worf factor9

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    Well Done. You did your homework. :)
     
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  5. JirinPanthosa

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    In general, you are genetically identical to all your hundreds of brothers, you have no evolutionary reason to self preserve.
     
  6. BK613

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    To paraphrase Jamie and Adam, myths should be busted. :techman:
     
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  7. Gingerbread Demon

    Gingerbread Demon You can't mesmerize me I'm British Premium Member

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    Shitty Daystrom Institute is a fun place
     
  8. JD

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    I knew all that, I just thought that all bees always killed themselves when they used their stinger. I didn't realize there were some that could sting multiple times.
     
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  9. Worf factor9

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    The lives of the many different species of bees, away from the common european "domesticated" honey bee is well... err...complicated. You have done well Grasshopper. :)
     
  10. Mr. Laser Beam

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    'Ello, I would like to buy a bee licence, please.

     
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    :guffaw:I love Monty. :techman:

    [​IMG] me up.
     
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  13. Worf factor9

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    :techman: :techman:
     
  14. JirinPanthosa

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    Back when you could keep doing a bad sketch over and over just as a gesture of rebellion against a network that commanded you to stop doing the bad sketch.
     
  15. Gingerbread Demon

    Gingerbread Demon You can't mesmerize me I'm British Premium Member

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    Bee movie is a near perfect movie.

    Social media can go get fucked.

    Today I'm bordering between cranky and calm
     
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