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The Word: Sting pain index

发布时间:2019-03-02 02:18:06来源:未知点击:

EVER been stung by a bee? You might not have thought so at the time, but the pain you felt was pretty average. On the Sting Pain Index – a league table of stings that ranks pain on a scale from 0 to 4 – the honeybee scores 2 and is the benchmark against which all insect stings are measured. It’s bad enough to warrant a few expletives, but not to make you want to scream. The index was compiled by entomologist Justin Schmidt of the Southwestern Biological Institute in Tucson, Arizona,