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Justin Schmidt allowed himself to be stung by over 78 different species of insect so he could compile a pain index of which ones hurt the most...All in the name of science.
Justin Schmidt is an American entomologist, co-author of Insect Defenses: Adaptive Mechanisms and Strategies of Prey and Predators and creator of the Schmidt Sting Pain Index. This pain index is a score given to the pain of an insects sting. This has lead Schmidt to study hundreds of insects from all over the globe. As a result over the course of his academic career he as been stung by most, if not all, of the creatures he has studied.