9 facts that prove bees are awesome

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Despite sending people into a flailing-arm frenzy when near, bees are actually pretty awesome.

And in some ways they're a lot like you and me. For instance, a bee can get drunk. And when it does, it flies terribly, can lose its way home and in a worst case scenario encounter a "bouncer bee." Instead of getting thrown out of the hive, the bouncer bees chew off the wasted bee's legs.

So next time you see one buzzing around, show some compassion and remember these nine facts.

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