Giant Hornet Larvae Saliva

Yes, unfortunately you read that title correctly. The Asian Giant Hornet, known in Japan as suzumebachi, is a feared insect, as its sting can range from incredibly painful to fatal. However, the larvae of this huge flying predator is said to contain amino acids that boost athletic performance, an idea given credence by a Japanese gold medalist runner in the 2000 Olympic games. You too can enjoy the effects of baby hornet spit if you can find a vendor. We found several local honey farmers in Saitama selling the magic juice, probably because suzumebachi prey on honeybees, so killing them and selling them is a double benefit to the farmers.

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