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The Schmidt Sting Pain Index is a

posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 23, 2007

The Schmidt Sting Pain Index is a measure of how painful insect stings are. The Pepsis wasp rates a 4.0 and the pain is described as “blinding, fierce, shockingly electric. A running hair drier has been dropped into your bubble bath (if you get stung by one you might as well lie down and scream).” (via that’s how it happened)