Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Giants hornets kill at least 28 people and injure hundreds in China

OMG! Hat-tip: BuzzFeed 


  1. An Entomophobiac writes8 October 2013 at 12:49

    "Entomophobia (also known as insectophobia) is a specific phobia of one or more classes of insect. More specific cases included apiphobia (fear of bees) and myrmecophobia (fear of ants).
    The symptoms associated with this phobia are similar to the symptoms manifested with many other irrational fears. An entomophobic is likely to experience enough anxiety upon viewing or otherwise coming into contact with an insect that he or she experiences a full-blown series of panic attacks. With extreme cases, the individual may lose consciousness for a short period of time. Uncontrollable weeping or a strong desire to flee from the area are also common signs that indicate an individual is suffering with this particular phobia."

    Also, it would not have done readers of your blog who suffer bouts of delirium tremens any favours if they came upon this image unexpectedly. What do you do for an encore - provide an image of the bat sequence in "Lost Weekend"? If there is such a body as "Ofblog" I might report you. Sweat it.

  2. Oddly enough, Entomophobiac, I was showing my son the still frightening Lost Weekend sequence you to refer to on YouTube just the other day.I will dream up an excuse to feature it on this blog very soon.

    Fortunately, because I don't carry advertising, I am not treated by the authorities as a professional publisher - although I am still, obviously, subject to the laws of the land. However, if Labour get back into power, Ofblog will no doubt be set up within a matter of weeks, probably run directly by HackedOff under the chairmanship of Max Mosley, with an appeals panel run by Hugh Grant.