QUOTE(Fran*Piano @ Apr 20 2010, 09:46 PM)
QUOTE(clavicembalo @ Apr 20 2010, 09:35 PM)
I was probably 7yrs old when a wasp landed on my finger. My mum thought I was just pointing at nextdoor's dog, which I didn't get on with. Actually I was trying to direct her attention towards the wasp. I was stung!
Grandma to the rescue with vinegar! Still, not quite as paranoid about them as my sister.
I can't say I've ever been stung by any sort of flying insect (touch wood!!) but I've been told it's most painful! This type of thing, however, will forever remind me of my first-year secondary chemistry teacher-she always told us that you put "Vinegar" on "Vasp" stings to neutralise the acid! A bit weird, but to her credit, I never forgot it!
My chemistry teacher did that too!...
I'm now listening to Heston Blumenthal's latest 'interesting' food programme (not musical, I know, apart from the incidental music). Curry ice-cream and camel burger, anyone?