The web was abuzz today with the apparent news that a man in Sweden had died after trying to have sex with a nest of hornets.
However, it now appears as though the story was too good to be true, albeit not for the unfortunate Hasse, as he is said to not even exist.
The original source for the story has now been traced to a satirical website in Sweden, which reported the stinging tale back in September, 2012.
The original story went like this:
Swedish newspaper Nyheterna Sverige reports that the 35-year-old man, who goes by “Hasse,” was found swollen and unconscious by his neighbor lying on the ground.
The neighbor, Bertil Ståhfrääs, said he initially thought the body was a whale carcass because of the swelling.
According to the newspaper report, Hasse had 146 stings on his body, including 54 on the genitals.
An autopsy revealed that Hasse had been having sex with the hornet’s nest.
The original story was TOO weird to even cover here. The tale was too awful to believe that a normal human being would have done this so it did not sit well with me to put on here. And… fake. How about it. Be skeptical.
Tip: Marcus Sprenkel