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10 More Terrifying Real Life Monsters

By Vadim Newquist May 30, 2013

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Japanese Hornet

It's only fitting that the land which brought us Godzilla, the world's largest fire-breathing lizard, would bring us these giant hornets, the world's most terrifying buzzing beast on two wings. These enormous insects are also known in their native Japan as yak killers, and no, it's not because they destroy a good conversation, it's because they kill yaks! They also kill humans too, up to thirty to forty a year, mostly the elderly and infants, but if a typical healthy human were stung by enough of them, it could certainly be lethal.

For those that don't perish, the sting is still excruciating and has been described as "like having a molten hot spike driven into your skin!" They show even less mercy to their sister species, with their enormous mandibles, other bees don't stand a chance. These formidable attackers can decapitate up to forty honey bees during a nest attack in less than a minute, making the murderous despots on Game of Thrones look like Teletubbies in comparison.

Tags: animals, sci fi, monsters, slideshows, nature, life

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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