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  • The frights of spring (SNAKES-n-SPIDERS-n-SCORPIONS-n-Killer BEES YUK!)

    03/23/2007 8:31:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 352+ views
    The wonderful things of spring: the scent of a Tombstone rose, the burst of Mexican poppies on Picacho Peak and a cool breeze across an Arizona porch. The not-so-wonderful things of spring: the buzz of the killer bees swarming around those spring flowers, the rattle of a coiled diamondback as you hike the trail to the peak and the welt left behind by the bite of the black widow that's been nesting in your front-porch rocker. Warmer days ahead means it's time to watch out for critters best left undisturbed.
  • Threats, Real and Imagined

    01/01/2007 11:53:51 AM PST · by livesbygrace · 3 replies · 603+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | January 01, 2007 | Steven Feinstein
    Mankind's existence is always being threatened, or so it seems. The number of societal-threatening events that have occurred in roughly the last thirty years is nothing short of amazing. In 1976, hundreds of people became sick and dozens died at a convention in Philadelphia from what later became known as "Legionnaire's Disease." The illness was initially unrecognized, and it was feared that this "mystery" disease might break out into the general population with catastrophic results. In the late 1970's, Newsweek cited several scientific climactic studies that pointed to an unmistakable cooling trend in the Earth's weather pattern, one that might...
  • Scientist finds 100 million-year-old bee

    10/30/2006 8:19:35 AM PST · by presidio9 · 42 replies · 433+ views
    A scientist has found a 100 million-year-old bee trapped in amber, making it possibly the oldest bee ever found. "I knew right away what it was, because I had seen bees in younger amber before," said George Poinar, a zoology professor at Oregon State University. The bee is about 40 million years older than previously found bees. The discovery of the ancient bee may help explain the rapid expansion and diversity of flowering plants during that time. Poinar found the bee in amber from a mine in the Hukawng Valley of northern Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. Many researchers buy...
  • Bees on a Plane Are A Real-Life Problem Vexing Some Pilots

    08/17/2006 4:22:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies · 1,184+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 16, 2006 | Nick Timiraos
    "Snakes on a Plane" may be the hot horror movie of the summer, but bees on planes are creating the most buzz in some aviation circles. Africanized honey bees -- the infamous "killer bees" -- are increasingly making unscheduled layovers at airports across the Southwest. The aggressive bees, which entered the U.S. from Mexico in the early 1990s, like to travel across open spaces and stop to rest whenever the queen gets tired. Airports have few trees or other natural rest stops. That makes planes, jetways, baggage-loading equipment, terminals and parking garages popular for stopovers. Consequently, pilots and mechanics sometimes...
  • Father Party vs. Mother Party

    06/21/2006 8:03:58 AM PDT · by conserv371 · 6 replies · 254+ views
    June 21, 2006 | conserv 371
    After hearing about the brutal torture and slayings of our two heroes over in Iraq and seeing the democrat response, I believe we have a case that displays the difference in the roles of marriage. Our country is known for Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris, Steven Seagal, Arnold Schwarznegger, Clint Eastwood. These are Hollywood heroes that spit at fear and crush the overwhelming obstacles and extreme dangers and succeed victoriously. They are kind to the ordinary person but "Don't Mess With Them" if you are a bad guy. They are your worst nightmare if you oppose them. So which party would...
  • Killer bees join list of hazards of Florida living

    02/07/2006 4:12:57 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies · 575+ views
    The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinal ^ | January 28, 2006 | Robert King
    As if hurricanes, roaches, sea lice and insurance bills weren't bad enough, Floridians can add a new menace to their list of worries. Killer bees are here. And they're going to change your life. After decades of hype and cheesy disaster movies, Africanized honeybees have established a foothold in Florida, bringing a hair-trigger temper that makes them a threat to farmworkers, landscapers, meter readers, firefighters and basically everyone who ventures outdoors.
  • Six stung as 'killer' bees burst from hive

    05/27/2005 8:42:33 AM PDT · by Kokojmudd · 72 replies · 1,967+ views
    Thousands of insects attack in Foothills; no one hurt badly By Becky Pallack ARIZONA DAILY STAR Jon Hoyt was just joking Thursday when he pointed at a buzzing bee near his front door and told a friend it was an "attack bee." Then the swarm came. Several thousand very aggressive bees exploded from a nearby hive box and stung six people in the Foothills neighborhood before firefighters could destroy the insects. It was one of two bee incidents in Tucson on Thursday, but no one suffered serious injuries in either. The bees near Hoyt were disturbed when a man went...