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Giant Hornets Headed for Britain?

Postby vtmarik on Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:00 pm

http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2007080651,00.html

From the article:
SWARMS of giant hornets which wipe out honey bees are set to invade Britain — due to global warming.

The 1.8 inch monster insects have already devastated bee populations in huge areas of France.

Now they are expected to cross the Channel and swoop on British honey bees who are just a quarter of their size.

The Asian hornets, with a three-inch wingspan, can also attack humans with their stings. Their bite has been compared to a hot nail entering the body.


Dude, I thought killer bees were bad, but you guys are really screwed.
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Postby edmundomcpot on Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:03 pm

hmmm...suppose it cant be helped
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Postby vtmarik on Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:25 pm

Has nobody seen the National Geographic special "Hornets From Hell?"

Where's the panic, where's the freakout?

Oh wait, I forgot. It's Britain. You guys don't freak out over every little thing.

That's America's shtick. Got it.
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Postby Baron von Blitz on Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:30 pm

Why would a people, who eat Toad-in-the-Hole and Bubbly & Squeak, be afraid of a few insects :P
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Postby MeDeFe on Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:52 pm

I have seen the sandwiches they eat, they fear NOTHING!
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Re: Giant Hornets Headed for Britain?

Postby Genghis Khant on Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:59 pm

vtmarik wrote:http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2007080651,00.html

From the article:
SWARMS of giant hornets which wipe out honey bees are set to invade Britain — due to global warming.

The 1.8 inch monster insects have already devastated bee populations in huge areas of France.

Now they are expected to cross the Channel and swoop on British honey bees who are just a quarter of their size.

The Asian hornets, with a three-inch wingspan, can also attack humans with their stings. Their bite has been compared to a hot nail entering the body.


Dude, I thought killer bees were bad, but you guys are really screwed.

I see our tabloid press is banging on about immigrants again... :roll:
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Re: Giant Hornets Headed for Britain?

Postby The1exile on Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:59 pm

Genghis Khant wrote:I see our tabloid press banging on about immigrants again... :roll:


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Postby spinwizard on Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:00 pm

LOL that was good! :lol:
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Postby Phobia on Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:19 pm

major bumpage, that immigrant comment was quite funny :lol:

ah well, it all evens out. if global warming does cause this, it wont be long before global warming stops the warm air coming from the Caribbean to britain, which will freeze the kingdom and kill all these hornets! then we have a freezing problem :P
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Postby MeDeFe on Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:01 pm

These last two days the weather was actually pretty good here. 5-10° C, sunshine, not bad at all. Actually pretty good compared to what it was like before.
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Postby gethine on Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:07 pm

if we just do a bit of genetic modification on our bees, nothing major - just make them four inches in size - there would be no problem. we could train them to attack back and swarm across france. easy.
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Postby MeDeFe on Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:08 pm

The frogs would eat them...
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Postby neoni on Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:19 pm

don't think scotland has to worry :P
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Re: Giant Hornets Headed for Britain?

Postby strike wolf on Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:14 pm

vtmarik wrote:http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2007080651,00.html

From the article:
SWARMS of giant hornets which wipe out honey bees are set to invade Britain — due to global warming.

The 1.8 inch monster insects have already devastated bee populations in huge areas of France.

Now they are expected to cross the Channel and swoop on British honey bees who are just a quarter of their size.

The Asian hornets, with a three-inch wingspan, can also attack humans with their stings. Their bite has been compared to a hot nail entering the body.


Dude, I thought killer bees were bad, but you guys are really screwed.


And here I thought this was going to be a joke topic.
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Re: Giant Hornets Headed for Britain?

Postby vtmarik on Sat Mar 03, 2007 6:23 am

strike wolf wrote:
And here I thought this was going to be a joke topic.


I'm full of surprises aren't I?

I really hope these creatures don't adapt to Britain's climate, because they've got a nasty reputation and a skin-dissolving sting.
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Re: Giant Hornets Headed for Britain?

Postby Ronaldinho on Sat Mar 03, 2007 7:01 am

vtmarik wrote:http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2007080651,00.html

From the article:
SWARMS of giant hornets which wipe out honey bees are set to invade Britain — due to global warming.

The 1.8 inch monster insects have already devastated bee populations in huge areas of France.

Now they are expected to cross the Channel and swoop on British honey bees who are just a quarter of their size.

The Asian hornets, with a three-inch wingspan, can also attack humans with their stings. Their bite has been compared to a hot nail entering the body.


Dude, I thought killer bees were bad, but you guys are really screwed.



just went a purchased my new flame thrower 8) bring it on hornets :wink:
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Postby MeDeFe on Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:40 am

I prefer the backhandslap-windowbounce-swiftkickfloorcrusher combo, lethal against any insect up to the size of a sparrow and no smaller than an average fly.
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Postby 2dimes on Sat Mar 03, 2007 7:52 pm

MeDeFe wrote:I prefer the backhandslap-windowbounce-swiftkickfloorcrusher combo, lethal against any insect up to the size of a sparrow and no smaller than an average fly.
You should do it to the nest.

Have a pal video it so we can see you pwning the hornets.
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