Not smart enough to keep their bodies attached to their heads though. :)
And that was quick!
Do people here have some sort of detection device for when I post? Holy wow.
It's better then bleeding to death I suppose.
But not much.
And I got my sources. ;)
Wow, that's actually pretty cool. But wouldn't the bite of the fire ant hurt like a mofo?
I imagine it would have too.
I hadn't thought about that before hand.
I guess when in Rome...
or Kenya, as the case may be. ;)
my friend put this up on her lj
“Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so? There's a support group for that. It's called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar.”
i thought that need to be shared
LOL! Ain't that the truth.
That country help promt me to write my latest LJ entry. That is the country that takes children from their homes and puts them in the millitary or sex slave service. Those girls are mutulated and most likely tortured with those ants as well.
Which country? Kenya, Uganda or South Africa? It's horrific what people do to children all over the world. Sex slavery is an international problem that is not given anywhere near the press that it should be, or the attention that it should to try and correct it.
Wow...That's actually quite inventive...and quite random...but I guess that's what you're here for. lol... You rock...hehe
That's exactly what I'm here for. ;)
No, you rock!
Dude, still? Its almost 2006, and they are still using ant teeth? And how come whoever saw them doing this didn't point them in the right direction of alternative resources?
Come to think of it, if the doctor was gonna stitch me up with ant teeth, I'd probably question his/her credibilty and try to go without the surgery as it was if at all possible.
But then again, maybe they don't know any differently.
Hmm, Americans are spoiled.
I used to belong to an online "forum about nothing" where one of our catchphrases was
This one time i got bit by a fire ant.
lol. Ouuuch. ;) Gotta say i've never been bit by one, thank God.
Wow thats crazy. But that has got to hurt.
Wow. Its nice to know that torturing ants can have useful applications.
I feel that if an Ant needs to be tortured that it should be the fire ant though, as they've been known to cause torture themself.
wow, that's just tad disturbing. that makes me hate bugs even more.
I'm not a bug person myself, but I'd be happy if one saved my life, which these fire ants have probably done for a number of people.
Uhhh, if they're inventive enough to come up with that why don't they just use stitching? Do their clothes never get torn or something? I don't expect everyone to have advanced medical technology, but a needle and thread not being available? That's just odd. The sewing needle has been around since ancient Egypt at least. If I remember correctly stone age people made needles out of horn and bone.
Seems a lot easier than chasing down several fire ants, somehow containing them before the procedure, lining the ant up carefully on the wound and then having it give what must be a fairly vicious bite to the wounded individual.
*nod* It's a good point. I don't know why, or if it's rituals for certain tribes or what. I just got it out of a fact book.
That is so gross!!!! lol.
*shudder* What an image to go to sleep on. Thanks, love.
Hey, I read about that in Roots!
Really? I've been meaning to read Roots. One of these days. I have so many books to read. grar.