James and the Giant Peach is a children’s book about an orphan named James who discovers a magical peach, befriends talking insects, and embarks on a thrilling adventure.
Insects outnumber humans by more than a billion to one and make up approximately 75% of all animals on Earth. Their abundance is due to their impressive ability to breed and their exoskeletons, small size, and ability to adapt to extreme environments.
One of these three creatures is thought to possess the world’s most painful insect sting: there’s an ant that forages in rainforest canopies, a bee that protects a hive of delectable honey, and a wasp that paralyzes tarantulas. So which has the nastiest sting? Justin Schmidt describes and ranks the pain inflicted by each insect.