HONEY BEES CAN RECOGNIZE HUMAN FACES

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If you’ve ever felt like a bee has it out for you, and just you, it’s probably because it does. Some wasps and honey bees can actually recognize individual human faces.

In their article in the December issue of Scientific American, biologists Elizabeth Tibbetts of the University of Michigan and Adrian Dyer of RMIT University in Melbourne describe their recent findings.

It has long been thought that only large-brained mammals were capable of facial recognition, but multiple studies have found that our eight-legged friends foes can memorize one another’s unique facial markings. Some are even capable of telling members of other species apart, while others that lack the ability can be trained to do so.

While biologists get all tingly in their pants over what exactly all of this means, the rest of us just got a little bit more afraid of bees.

Here’s what Kanye West may look like through a bee’s eyes. Bet there are a few people out there wishing he’d get stung!:

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