I can't even begin to imagine what it would be like to get stung, on purpose, by a majority (!!!) of stinging sawflies, wasps, bees, and ants out of 150,000+ known species. Talk about willing to make sacrifices for science!
It's always amazed me that a big draft horse is terrified of an electric fence that gives a tiny zap. (Although when I touched the fence when my feet were underwater I realized it must hurt more if they are better grounded.)
The effectiveness of an electric fence is entirely about intimidation and if an animal is motivated to get out it may eventually find a moment of pain is worth a few minutes of freedom.
Pain poetry. Does this caliber of natural researchers still exist?
Apparently they have one of the most “excruciatingly painful” bites. But I guess does that not count as a “sting”?
I mean, many of these videos start with him handling the insect, allowing it to crawl on him, and quickly devolve into "holding it against his body with forceps".