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  • Hey there, welcome to Life Noggin.

  • With many of my friends going through the hot months of summer, my animator thought it would be a good idea to turn off all the cooling units in his CPU.

  • You know, to get the Life Noggin fam here to experience what it's like to have a hot summer day.

  • Gotta say, I'm not a fan, but then again, I guess if I was, we wouldn't be in this predicament anyway.

  • No? Okay.

  • Wait, Triangle Bob, no, not water.

  • That stuff is dangerous in here.

  • Anyway, you humans aren't the only ones that try to take advantage of having fun in the sun.

  • Insects are becoming more active as well.

  • And unfortunately, some of them can be pretty annoying, especially if they bite you.

  • That got me thinking of the most wild things that can happen from a bug bite or sting.

  • And for this, we're gonna just go ahead and include spiders and other creepy crawlies here as well.

  • Now we're looking for the weirdest things, not just the most painful or deadly.

  • If you want to know about painful bites, go ahead and look up things like tarantula hawks, bullet ants, and velvet ants, or as they're more adorable called cow killers.

  • Yeah, but no, we're looking for more than just pain.

  • First off since they are probably on everyone's mind now that it's summer again, let's talk about those pesky mosquitoes.

  • While mosquito bites for many people are little more than itchy bumps that make you praise the aloe vera gods, some people can have far worse reactions.

  • We're talking things like swelling, fevers, and hives.

  • Mosquitoes can also carry certain diseases like the West Nile virus, malaria and yellow fever, transferring them to you with their saliva.

  • The West Nile virus can lead to paralysis and severe neurological symptoms in rare cases, so it can get quite horrific.

  • Another wild bite that makes our list comes from the Brazilian wandering spider.

  • Their bites can lead to intense pain and pretty severe medical complications like low blood pressure, hypothermia and a slowed or quickened heartbeat.

  • And things can get extremely weird if you have um, male genitalia, that's because the bites of these spiders can cause a person to have a long painful erection.

  • Yeah, I said it.

  • Listen, don't demonetize me YouTube, okay?

  • Hey, get out of here.

  • This is for science.

  • On the topic of spiders, both the brown recluse spider and the black widow can have pretty nasty bites.

  • The bite of a brown recluse spider can be deadly and is known to cause necrosis in rare cases where the tissue around the bite itself starts to die.

  • A bite from a black widow has its own set of problems, potentially leading to latrodectism, which is an illness categorized by muscle rigidity, vomiting and excessive sweating.

  • Our last contender for weirdest bug bite comes from the lone star tick.

  • These strange little creatures have a single goal, to turn everyone into a vegetarian.

  • Well, maybe not that exactly, but their bites have been known to cause people to develop a meat allergy, specifically with red meat called alpha-gal syndrome.

  • Their bite transmits a sugar molecule called alpha-gal into your body, which can trigger an immune system reaction that may lead to mild or severe meat allergies.

  • But hey, those are just the weirdest things that I found.

  • Let me know in the comments below the strangest bug bite that you've ever heard of, or if there are any other bugs you want me to talk about next.

  • Curious to know how we can destroy all the mosquitoes?

  • You should watch this video next.

  • Hmm, okay, well then maybe we could go more natural route and get a bunch of animals together that eat mosquitoes, like bats, to wipe them out.

  • I mean, one study back in the day said that a single bat could catch up to 10 mosquitoes in a minute.

  • As always my name is Blocko, this has been Life Noggin.

  • Don't forget to keep on thinking.

Hey there, welcome to Life Noggin.

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