How is the nebulous and murky nature of pain explained?
Entomologist Justin O. Schmidt is on a mission. Some say it’s a brave exploration, others shake their heads in disbelief. His goal? To compare the pain of stinging insects on humans, mainly using himself as the gauge.
Photo by Chad Zuber/Fotolia
In "The Sting of the Wild," author Justin O. Schmidt explains that, humans usually experience stings as defensive maneuvers used by insects to protect their nestmates. Schmidt also details the pain of these stings in prose worthy of a professional wine critic.