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Comment Re:Is a blog format possible (Score 2) 79

No. No digital representation of a date can represent values before 1900, nor is it even mathematically possible.

Really? Are you sure about that? Not mathmatically possible? I guess negative numbers don't exist in your realm.

<david_attenborough_voice>A spectacular example of a Whoosh in the wild! Let's be careful not to disturb it</david_attenborough_voice>

Comment Re:Correct me if I'm wrong (Score 0) 248

They die after stinging human flesh. From wikipedia:

When a honey bee stings a person, it cannot pull the barbed stinger back out. It leaves behind not only the stinger, but also part of its abdomen and digestive tract, plus muscles and nerves. This massive abdominal rupture is what kills the honey bee. Honey bees are the only species of bees to die after stinging.

Unless they use Joan Rivers to collect the venom, I'm sure they've figured out how to not kill the bees during the process.

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