October 18, 2013
How to Kill China's Deadly Giant Hornets
Gwynn Guilford, Quartz
That’s how the People’s Liberation Army destroys the nests of the giant wasps that have been terrorizing China’s Shaanxi province: with a flamethrower (h/t RocketNews24). But what happens when there’s not just one nest, but thousands, all of them containing unusually irritable giant hornets, and the national guard is nowhere to be found?