The world can be a terrifying place.
There's simply no denying it, especially when stories like this one emerge:
Taiwanese Woman's Eye Infection Turns Out To Actually Be Bees Living In Her Eyes.
You read that right.
Young Taiwanese in hospital with a swollen eye, expected a simple infection. Instead, the 29-year-old was horrifie… https://t.co/YtV96yyGPF— Rafael Epstein (@Rafael Epstein)1554873560.0
A taiwanese girl, after participating in a tomb-sweeping festival, was experiencing sharp pains in her left eye.
Thinking she might have an eye infection, she quickly went to a doctor who delivered the horrifying news: four sweat bees were living in her eyelid, feasting on her tears.
@Raf_Epstein https://t.co/L9ruLaZeWU— Shosho Light (@Shosho Light)1554914900.0
Twitter users couldn't believe this was real...and that there were pictures.
The story keeps giving.. Look at the TV pics from Taiwan.. these are not small bees. https://t.co/BvFzsjMjFy https://t.co/maaKUCC9uq— Rafael Epstein (@Rafael Epstein)1554874000.0
The patient said that her ordeal began when she felt a sharp pain in her left eye while taking part in an annual tr… https://t.co/YNDLuPAqPc— Citizen Coping (@Citizen Coping)1554900178.0
WOW this article delivered exactly as promised https://t.co/8Ze9ogXZVU— Dr Sarah Taber (@Dr Sarah Taber)1554847958.0
Somehow the bees were removed ALIVE‽
Apparently, sweat bees are very common around grave sites like the one the girl was cleaning, so this didn't come as a huge surprise to the physicians.
@mountain_goats "Such bees nest near graves and in fallen trees, so chances of coming across them while hiking in t… https://t.co/y2gwvcQOKU— Just Jason for now. (@Just Jason for now.)1554850935.0
@guardian Completely wrong image, @guardian. Sweat bees are small, like midges. This is a more accurate picture: https://t.co/SBzUO0wW4y— Alex McCall (@Alex McCall)1554873746.0
Many Twitter users suspected they would have trouble sleeping after reading the story.
So glad I came to the internet so I can go to bed and have nightmares about sweat bees. AND NOW SO CAN YOU.— Sarah Tuttle (@Sarah Tuttle)1554872103.0
@Raf_Epstein This is horrifying! Now I’m gonna have nightmares.— Shannon yarbor (@Shannon yarbor)1554908124.0
Tears should be the last thing anyone wants to eat!
@Raf_Epstein Feasting on her tears? Sounds like my ex boyfriend. 😒— Tameca Jones (@Tameca Jones)1554921257.0
@Raf_Epstein Why did you have to say feasting on her tears like that https://t.co/44rzzjSPNz— Katie L Kush (@Katie L Kush)1554909158.0
Who knew such insane dangers were lurking just outside the door‽
@Raf_Epstein Another reason to stay inside ! https://t.co/CU6F0y8HRq— ★ ℘ⓤ𝔫ķｉℂ𝐡𝔲 ★ (@★ ℘ⓤ𝔫ķｉℂ𝐡𝔲 ★)1554928069.0
@Raf_Epstein https://t.co/qhsF4ZdySx— HeatherTheHygienist (@HeatherTheHygienist)1554909524.0
@Raf_Epstein I know insects are important in their own right, but they can all just leave me alone, thank you. https://t.co/rTuDRp3fz9— But4RealTho (@But4RealTho)1554907284.0
@PropCazhPM This is horror movie level creepy.— Intelligent & Flatulent 🤓 💨 (@Intelligent & Flatulent 🤓 💨)1554907873.0
So just remember the next time you're at a graveyard...there may be bees that want to live in your eyes.
Anything is possible in this great, big, beautiful world of ours.
And that is a horrifying truth.
https://t.co/bGdTylLbYc— Dr Sarah Taber (@Dr Sarah Taber)1554847958.0