The wasps had already killed a man and stung dozens of others. But the massive colony located high atop a tree in rugged terrain was impervious to attack by the villagers of Jiangjin Tsz Wan Yuen Tsuen, China. The situation became so dire that the army had to intervene — with flamethrowers. [The Awesomer]
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