After doing some searches this week about the true nature of manhood I came across a news story about Mother Nature’s kings of pain. At the top of the list is the “bullet ant.”
This little insect packs a punch, according to the Schmidt Sting Pain Index, which rates it as a 4.0+ describing it as “pure, intense, brilliant pain. Like fire-walking over flaming charcoal with a 3-inch rusty nail in your heel.”
In some crazy tribe found in Brazil, to become a warrior one must endure wearing gloves of these raging little beasts for 10 minutes at a time. But not just once… he has to do it twenty times. That’s how you become a man in that culture.