Could a well-prepared wasp beat a human in a fight?

Wasp v Human


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Squire

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May 17, 2013
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#21
A well prepared wasp! :lol::lol::lol:

Well, if it has near human intelligence it could fly around in a circle over the person's head (but out of range) tiring them out, and if it ever needs a breather it could fly quickly behind something and rest while the human is paranoid, looking around everywhere. The deciding factor is how quickly a wasp can land, sting and get away again. Stings to the upper back and back of the calf would be hard to react to quickly
 

ant-man

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Jun 11, 2014
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#22
A well prepared wasp! :lol::lol::lol:

Well, if it has near human intelligence it could fly around in a circle over the person's head (but out of range) tiring them out, and if it ever needs a breather it could fly quickly behind something and rest while the human is paranoid, looking around everywhere. The deciding factor is how quickly a wasp can land, sting and get away again. Stings to the upper back and back of the calf would be hard to react to quickly
I can think of a more than a few cases where the wasp would have not just near but considerably superior intelligence. :yep

Especially a well prepared one.
 
Jul 13, 2012
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#23
Imagine the event that the well-prepared wasp lands 9 stings before the human times it and catches it with a left hook, sending it to the canvas. The human delivers the coup-de-grace with a stamp but the wasp delivers its final, and tenth sting, on the unclothed foot.
Who wins in this highly likely situation? Draw? Bear in mind there can be no re-match, what with the wasp being splattered and all.
 

ant-man

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#24
Imagine the event that the well-prepared wasp lands 9 stings before the human times it and catches it with a left hook, sending it to the canvas. The human delivers the coup-de-grace with a stamp but the wasp delivers its final, and tenth sting, on the unclothed foot.
Who wins in this highly likely situation? Draw? Bear in mind there can be no re-match, what with the wasp being splattered and all.
Sole destroying loss for the human.
 

Honeybee

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#31
lol a "well prepared" wasp. exactly what kind of preparation? physical & mental? maybe a really centered wasp?

You'd have to be one dumb shit to get stung 10 times before you can kill something as slow as a wasp.
it's not difficult if you are scared of bugs like me. wasps are also quite vicious. as an adolescent i had the misfortune of disturbing a wasp nest in a bush - i was trying to reach for my cat. it wasn't pretty, some of the worst pain i've ever been in.
 
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Roe

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#32
By "well-prepared" I basically mean just like tactically clued up.

Let me switch up the question a bit. If you were the wasp, do you reckon you could win?
 
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lol a "well prepared" wasp. exactly what kind of preparation? physical & mental? maybe a really centered wasp?


it's not difficult if you are scared of bugs like me. wasps are also quite vicious. as an adolescent i had the misfortune of disturbing a wasp nest in a bush - i was trying to reach for my cat. it wasn't pretty, some of the worst pain i've ever been in.
If I had a choice I would run away from one, but since in this situation, I'm forced to fight it. I think I can kill it before it can even sting me, but I will definitely kill it when it stings me...at least before the tenth time lol
 

DB Cooper

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#37
I was moving some rubbish years ago and disturbed a wasp nest. So many wasps you couldn't even count them landed on my bare arm and stung me repeatedly. The surprise outweighed the pain and I just brushed them off. I finished what I was doing and rang the hospital poisons line for advice. They said to just put some ice on it. It wasn't a real big deal to be honest.
 

ant-man

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#38
I was moving some rubbish years ago and disturbed a wasp nest. So many wasps you couldn't even count them landed on my bare arm and stung me repeatedly. The surprise outweighed the pain and I just brushed them off. I finished what I was doing and rang the hospital poisons line for advice. They said to just put some ice on it. It wasn't a real big deal to be honest.