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    These Pictures Of Scientists Demolishing A Murder Hornet Nest Are An IRL Sci-Fi Novel Come True

    Good for your teeth AND finding murder hornets!

    Murder hornets.

    A murder hornet being held held up in a hand
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    As TMZ says, "'Memba them?"

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    They're an invasive species that can kill a whole hive of honeybees in a few hours. Scary!

    Well, unfortunately, the first actual nest of them was discovered in Washington state.

    Person pouring a liquid into a plastic container next to a tree
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    But good news, they got 'em.

    Dead murder hornets in a hand
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    Like they literally vacuumed them out of a tree.

    A man holding up a vacuum of hornets
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    The nest contained 98 or so hornets.

    But I'm here to talk about two things: 1. The suits the scientists used, and 2. How they discovered the murder hornet nest to begin with.

    A dead murder hornet
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    First of all, the suits.

    Several people wearing full-body suits while retrieving murder hornets
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    It's like the marshmallow man in a lil' G-string.

    Closeup of two men in thick bodysuits
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    It's like a low-fi space suit.

    Several people in bodysuits walk around murder hornet site
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    I'm into it!

    A picture of the scientists together in a group in their thick suits
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    And now, for what I personally think is the craziest part: How they discovered the nest to begin with.

    Scientist looks inside tree at murder hornet nest
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    So, scientists attached teeny tiny radio trackers to murder hornets using dental floss.

    Hand attaching radio tracker to a murder hornet with dental floss

    Yes, dental floss!

    Closeup of hand attaching radio tracker to a murder hornet with dental floss

    The hornets were let go in the wild and, luckily, the floss/radio transmitter led them to the nest.

    Murder hornet with tracker

    The operation was successful, but scientists believe there are more nests.

    Dental floss and a murder hornet

    Soooo, until next time, remember: science, as they say, rules.

    Also flossing does too!

    A happy tooth and floss cartoon
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