Tuesday night was not a good night to be outside for a stroll (or any other reason) in Gilbert Arizona. Thousands of bees swarmed a neighborhood there, stinging anyone and anything that they encountered, including a firefighter who took 40-50 stings after the bees got inside his protective clothing (I'm thinking this guy is due a refund at the very least):

That's a pretty bad situation, but it pales in comparison to the troubles that China has with hornets. In particular, the Asian Giant Hornet, or Vespa Mandarinia.

These things really are the stuff of nightmares, or what National Geographic called "Hornets from Hell."