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Some Bees Are Natural Thrill-Seekers

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Some people love taking risks, while others prefer to curl up on the couch with a good book — and it turns out the same is true of bees! Except they can't read. And they don't have couches. But they do appear to have "personality." Scientists found that certain bees are really into scouting — they look for food and also seek out new homes for the colony. And it turns out these bees tend to have a specific genetic signature, which is also present in thrill-seeking humans. Researchers have yet to determine what genes cause bees to become assholes who land on your soda can and sting you.

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Ooo, tingle!

I think bees land on our soda because of the sugar. Just an assumption, though.