A man in China covered himself with 1.1 million bees while wearing just his underwear to set a new Guinness World Record – and was stung 2,000 times for his efforts.
Gao Bingguo, a 55-year-old beekeeper in Tai'an City in the eastern Shandong province started the challenge and was assisted by fellow beekeepers who dumped a large ball of bees on him from hives, Sky News
reported Tuesday. They also attached dozens of queen bees to Bingguo to make sure the bees would be attracted to his body.
When the work was all done, the bees swarming Bingguo weighed 240 pounds, according to ABC News
. The previous record (who knew?) was set by beekeeper Zhang Wei from the northwest province of Shaanxi in China, which was 184 pounds.
Judge Luo Xing told Sky News that Bingguo broke the record after the bees swarmed on him for about an hour.
"After we checked and searched database, and witnessed it at scene, we announce, Mr. Gao Bingguo successfully breaks the record," said Xing.
The bees stung Bingguo 2,000 times in his quest for the record, but he still managed to smoke a cigarette while other beekeepers continued to pour bees on him, according to The Mirror
. His body temperature rose to 140 degrees at one point in the stunt.
The new bees-on-man world record left social media, well, buzzing.
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