No, that's not a video of a bee rescuing its friend from a spider
June 18, 2014 9:48 PM   Subscribe

 
Well, fortunately, few people believe this sort of thing and even fewer are likely to share it, as humans are also altruistic.
posted by dhartung at 11:22 PM on June 18, 2014 [1 favorite]


No one ever ever got zero pageviews underestimating the American public.

Meanwhile in another part of the Media...

posted by oneswellfoop at 11:42 PM on June 18, 2014


I choose to bee-lieve.
posted by Neale at 11:49 PM on June 18, 2014 [4 favorites]


This is an interesting new genre: videos that are not of bees doing things. I look forward to ones that don't show bees winning the 100 metres at the Olympics or footage that doesn't depict bees discovering the Higgs Boson.
posted by Segundus at 1:01 AM on June 19, 2014 [6 favorites]


Well yes, the video commentary was clearly fantasy. But to his credit, he did say, "experts, please tell us ..."
posted by iotic at 2:07 AM on June 19, 2014 [2 favorites]


I'm surprised that no one has pointed out the film's chilling closing line:

"I caught the two bees afterwards and released them out of the window ...but I couldn't find that spider anywhere."

If that isn't a plot hole big enough to drive a sequel through, I don't know what is!
posted by fairmettle at 3:49 AM on June 19, 2014 [14 favorites]


I was just glad it wasn't an evolutionary psychologist. Then we would have learned how these bees' struggle supported the idea that women are evolutionarily optimized for light housework. And, maybe, stinging spiders.
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:00 AM on June 19, 2014 [18 favorites]


The internet is filled with Killjoys, eh?
posted by Nanukthedog at 4:26 AM on June 19, 2014


That was a good video about Bumblebees . Thanks...
posted by gezerilaclama at 4:27 AM on June 19, 2014


Americans subliminally overestimated the authority of the guy who posted the video, since nature documentaries tend to have British narrators.
posted by bendybendy at 5:15 AM on June 19, 2014 [7 favorites]


If that isn't a plot hole big enough to drive a sequel through, I don't know what is!

The Killer Web Part II: Rumble in the Bumble
posted by iotic at 5:25 AM on June 19, 2014 [9 favorites]


MetaFilter: clumsy bees trying to find their way home
posted by Kirth Gerson at 5:47 AM on June 19, 2014 [4 favorites]


I was delighted when I learned the story behind pig saves goat the other day on MetaFilter.
posted by KokuRyu at 6:27 AM on June 19, 2014


A pig like that you don't eat him all at once!
posted by cjorgensen at 6:42 AM on June 19, 2014 [3 favorites]


BEES?
posted by entropicamericana at 7:37 AM on June 19, 2014 [1 favorite]


I was delighted when I learned the story behind pig saves goat yt the other day on MetaFilter.

So what is it?
posted by codacorolla at 7:41 AM on June 19, 2014


Pig ran on a plexiglass bridge. It was a staged event with multiple shots to get what you saw. Animal cruelty for your amusement.

Also, there is no Santa.
posted by cjorgensen at 8:07 AM on June 19, 2014


I was just glad it wasn't an evolutionary psychologist. Then we would have learned how these bees' struggle supported the idea that women are evolutionarily optimized for light housework

Part of me thinks you're being a little unfair to evolutionary psychology, but it's overwhelmed by the other parts of me that can't stop laughing.
posted by mediareport at 8:48 AM on June 19, 2014 [1 favorite]


Animal cruelty for your amusement

Waste of time before eating? Or the acidic nature of water?
posted by Mike Mongo at 9:44 AM on June 19, 2014


I view the goat in distress for multiple takes as a bit traumatic. Nothing I am going to take up arms over, but not something I am going to take joy in either. Or maybe I don't understand your comment.
posted by cjorgensen at 2:02 PM on June 19, 2014




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