Like the modern plagues, first came Covid then came the murder hornets.
In what feels like irony as the world suffers from the coronavirus pandemic, a deadly and huge insect known as the “murder hornet” in Asia arrived in the US recently. It is threatening extensive harm to the country's already-declining honey bee population, according to new research.
[the year 2053] ME (leaning back, chuckling): And then the murder hornets came— Jason O. Gilbert (@Jason O. Gilbert) 1588448758
Everyone: What else could possibly happen in May? The Murder Hornets: https://t.co/mXsKiX8ixJ— New Year New Mii (@New Year New Mii) 1588440337
Not only does their name invoke terror and they're scary to look at, the world’s largest match-box sized hornet is known for invading honeybee hives, decapitating all the bees in a matter of hours and carrying the mangled thoraxes back to feed their young. Yikes!
I feel like god is using an end-of-the-world problem generator and just got “murder hornets”— C.H.U.D.ney Spears (@C.H.U.D.ney Spears) 1588478588
As the summer of a disastrous 2020 approaches, it is declared the world is already over this unprecedented, and frankly, dumb year.
If you’ve been wondering when this whole COVID thing will end, I’m thrilled to announce it will almost certainly be… https://t.co/MgVMlFQcQI— Justin “Hoops” McElroy (@Justin “Hoops” McElroy) 1588458014
One Twitter user quipped that it's basically as if we are living in a end-of-the-world film:
I’m advising that we cut the murder hornets subplot. We don’t need it to enhance the stakes, the running story line… https://t.co/599rFA3Gjd— Caleb Roehrig (@Caleb Roehrig) 1588457309
Others joked they were willing to give these bees a chance.
Murder Hornets, but with the right lawyer, Manslaughter Bees— Emily Andras (@Emily Andras) 1588458458
That's ALLEGED murder hornets, to you.