NOTE: This event occurred in September 2012, but the story broke big and went hugely viral online on May 15, 2013.
SWEDEN—A 35-year-old Swedish man known as “Hasse” was found dead outside of his farm this week in Ystad after having sex with a hornet’s nest. Hasse’s bloated corpse had a total of 146 wasp stings, including 54 on his penis and testicles. Police found Hasse’s semen on some of the dead wasps and his pubic hair in their nest. Animal rights activists are more torn up about the death of wasps than they are about Hasse’s passing. A poem,which received 10,000 likes on Facebook, was written to memorialize the dead bees:
“A little black, a little yellow, beaten in confusion. Hums no more for not wearing wings. Life no longer offered and the Queen sees soldier crawling on the ground in despair. Death is a fact. Oh, where did the summer road, buddy? All our tours and adventures. Floating in sweat, grains, blood and tears. Do not leave me, baby. A little black, a little yellow, all innocent. Buzz, buzz, buzz, knocking on heaven’s door.”