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Paul McCartney Continues Playing While SWARMED By Grasshoppers!

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Paul McCartney certainly is a veteran performer.

It'd take more than a few bugs to get him to mess up a live show.

Actually, we feel like it'd take nothing short of a plague of locusts to throw him off his game.

That's kinda what happened to him at a show in Brazil.

While up on stage, for almost three hours, he was surrounded by grasshoppers, several of which landed on him while he was performing.

One in particular sat on his shoulder while he played.

Paul ended up naming the little guy Harold. Ha!

What a professional, to be able to keep playing and even make light of the situation.

Check out the video (above) to hear Paul talk about his locust buddies then still continue the show!

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25,000 Bees Gettin’ Cozy In Your Car!

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Silly Beez! What you doin' gettin' all up in that car!?

Tennessee man Tommy Hill got a swarm surprise when he found his car had been turned into a giant bee hive.

Not wanting to kill the little creatures, Hill tried a speedy method thinking that if he could drive fast enough on the highway, the bees would naturally fall away…

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Truck Crashes And Releases Millions Of Bees

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Bees!

In southern Utah, an 18-wheeler overturned, releasing its cargo… millions of bees!!

25 million to be exact.

Officials closed down the road as the angry swarms of millions of bees flew around the interstate.

Even though the driver and passenger of the truck and several emergency responders on the scene were stung, no one was seriously injured.

Beekeepers were eventually brought in to help.

They took the boxes that housed the bee colonies and set them out. One beekeeper said:

"A lot of bees will go back in. After dark they don't fly, they just crawl around."

They are estimating about two-thirds of the 25 million bees were recovered.

The rest are going to stay around the same stretch of highway for a week or so before dispersing, so motorists on I-15 in southern Utah are being told to keep their windows shut.

Last thing you need while driving is a couple million bees flying into your car.

[Image via WENN.]

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60,000 Bees Attack Man In Wheelchair

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Four people were hospitalized after being attacked by bees.

The swarm of 60,000 bees (omg!) were attacking a man in a wheel chair!

Three people ran in to help him and were able to rescue him, but they also ended up in the hospital.

Check out the above video for more details.

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95 Year Old Badass Survives 500+ Bee Stings

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95 Year Old Takes 500 Bee Stings

Holy hell!

If we were stung like this guy, we'd be done for — and we are no where near 95 years old!

"A pissed off swarm of Africanized honey bees attacked a 95-year-old man in California yesterday, stinging him hundreds of times. A police sergeant told the LAT, "Most men would have died, but he's taking it in stride."

That gives us the creepy crawlies, and also an inferiority complex.

Hope you feel better, sir! Not sure you'll ever have to pay for a beer again!

[Image via AP Images.]

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Cell Phones Signals May Be Killing Bees

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Are Cell Phones May Be Killing Bees

Yay!!! We mean… oh, darn it!

Signals from mobile phones could be partly to blame for the mysterious deaths of honeybees, new research shows.

In the first experiment of its kind, a bee expert placed a mobile phone underneath a hive and then carefully monitored the reaction of the workers.

The bees were able to tell when the handsets were making and receiving calls, and responded by making the high pitched squeaks that usually signal the start of swarming.

Some experts say the latest generation of pesticides may disrupt the nervous systems of bees, causing them to get lost and confused.

And most bee experts say the creatures are suffering from the loss of wild flowers, meadows, rough pasture and untidy gardens.

However, a handful of experts say mobile phones could also be partly to blame.

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Monkeys Invent New Fishing Method

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It's time for monkey news!

New observations have found that blonde capuchin monkeys have invented a “fishing pole” method to capture termites nests — and it works better than any human technique.

In fact, people who recently tried out the new five-step termite fishing method found that it worked better than anything else at retrieving the nutritious, yet pesky, insects, which some human cultures eat too.

These actions are innovative for two reasons:

First, by tapping the side of the nest, termites are on high alert. Scientists predict that when the stick enters the nest, they swarm to it, prepared to attack.

This method is also smart because rotating the stick helps to create a hole in the nest — the rotation movement acts similarly to a drill.

Unfortunately, the monkeys are critically endangered. There are only about 180 blonde capuchins remaining in the world.

The report’s lead author, Antonio Souto, hopes that the blonde capuchins will have their forest habitat protected, with “an aggressive campaign on environmental education” to ensure that these innovative animals do not disappear forever.

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