Bullet Ant Bite Toxin Inflicts "Worst Pain Known to Man" to Comedian

By Gerald Lynch on at

This whole video can be filed next to "Regret" in the dictionary. The allure of continued celebrity can be a dangerous one, as Hamish Blake of Australian comedy duo Hamish and Andy found out in this clip.

At some point, one of his production team must have suggested that getting bitten by Bullet Ants -- an insect whose bite releases a toxin that inflicts the most excruciating pain that a human can stand -- would make for a great stunt for his show.

The results look absolutely horrific. But, more than 1.2 million YouTube hits later, I guess the production team were right -- you just can't look away. Still, I can't imagine either Ant or Dec taking on this challenge. [YouTube]