But the rational man fears the moose.
It may be the case that we invent exotic and unlikely monsters to fear as a way of keeping our minds off of that which we really should fear. You can do something about great white sharks: Don’t go in the water. But bees? I once came near to serious injury as the result of a bee sting, not because I’m allergic but because I was riding a motorcycle at the time and the damned thing flew into my vest. (In fairness, I ran into it more than it ran into me.) I was startled by the sting (I’d never been stung before) and jerked just a little, which, on a motorcycle, can be enough to get you hurt. That didn’t happen in this case, though I imagine that many passing motorists were wondering why the guy on the motorcycle was punching himself in the chest. Bee stings hurt, as it turns out.
Very interesting read