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Chinese man sets terrifying record

Man Breaks World Record For Longest Time Covered In Bees

You've got to see it to believe it -- or should we say bee-lieve it.

International Business Times has the details:

A Chinese man has broken a Guinness World Record for the longest time spent being coated in bees – and wasn't stung once.

Ruan Liangming sat covered in approximately 100,000 bees for 53 minutes and 34 seconds in Yichun city in China's Jiangxi province.

He also became a record holder for carrying the heaviest load of bees wearing a suit of 62.1 kilogrammes (136 pounds) of bees beating previous winner, Vipin Seth, from India who wore a bee suit of 135 pounds.

Turns out this process of putting thousands of bees on one's face has a name -- it's called bee bearding.

The process involves first putting the queen bee in a capsule and hanging it around your neck. The bees smell the queen's scent and they swarm toward her.

According to the Daily Mail, the man said:

"As long as you keep still and don't agitate the bees then all will be well. They are most gentle creatures really and extremely clever. They are sensitive to movement so I just keep as still as possible and they like to settle on me."

How do you remove all those bees? The Bee Informed Partnership, a project that works to decrease the number of honey bees that die every winter, says the best way to remove the bees is to take off the queen capsule and use a soft brush to remove any remaining bees.

We're not sure about you, but this is one record we're not looking to beat. We'll leave it to the professionals ... or people who just aren't scared of bees. Yikes.

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toddpugz May 15 2014 at 4:25 PM

Don't they sell "OFF" in China?

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johnolexa May 15 2014 at 6:55 PM

Man, I love animals and even run a snake rescue... remove & relocate venomous & non venomous snakes back into the wild away from people, but I don't know about this!! That's crazy!!!!!

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Sev May 16 2014 at 8:19 AM

someone needs to get his head examined this is just NUTS

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BARB May 16 2014 at 9:32 AM

Can't imagine why someone would want to do this.

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raptureready1958 May 16 2014 at 10:17 AM

People have way too much time on the hands to be doing stupid and pointless things like that.

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halt1025 May 15 2014 at 5:07 PM


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Toni & Don Rowe May 16 2014 at 12:47 AM

bees no thank you.you can have them all

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oujoou May 16 2014 at 4:49 AM

I would preFER that a Chinese guy do something more normal to get attention. :(

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dondemaria May 16 2014 at 4:50 AM

A real fuk wit!

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Sev May 16 2014 at 8:18 AM

somen=one needs to get his head examined

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