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The Ritual That Delivers ‘The Worst Pain Known To Man’

The Ritual That Delivers ‘The Worst Pain Known To Man’

An Australian comedian on YouTube attempted the challenge and the video went viral

Anish Vij

Anish Vij

Australian comedy duo Hamish Blake and Andy Lee decided to take part in a ritual that delivers 'the worst pain known to man'. Watch the excruciating ordeal below:

Hamish experienced an Amazon tribe's 'coming-of-age ritual' on travel show Hamish and Andy's Gap Year South America, which aired back in 2014.

In the programme, the pair meet the Brazilian Satere-Mawe tribe and take part in their initiation rites, which unfortunately for Hamish involves gloves filled with bullet ants.

The toxins released by the ants generates 'the worst pain a human is capable of experiencing'.

It claims the top spot on the Schmidt pain index - a sliding scale of painful insect stings devised by entomologist Justin Schmidt.

As shown in the video, Hamish instantly feels the burn as soon as he fits the mitts on.

Andy 'helpfully' adds: "Shall I get you a Panadol...

"...or a Nurofen plus?"

Hamish wasn't impressed.

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"What do I do, what do I do?" screamed Hamish.

A member of the tribe said that he needed to dance to relieve the pain.

Not being funny, if I wasn't well and my mum told me to dance in order to feel better, I'd be absolutely fuming... and doing Toosie Slide at the same time.

"Seems like a very strange directive from the doctor, doesn't it," admitted Andy.

Hamish, who clearly wasn't having fun, said: "I don't want to dance."

Hamish actually ended up having to get a boat to go to hospital - where he was treated with morphine, antihistamines and anti-inflammatory drugs.

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The viral clip recently resurfaced on TikTok thanks to user @janthejoker.

It's racked up 7.3 million views and 573,000 likes.

One user jokingly commented: "Dance to release the pain, poor guy is traumatised and they're making him whip nae nae."

A second user wrote: "Imagine if this is just a thing they made up to make people do it whenever they visit for a laugh."

To be fair, that would make a lot of sense."

Whilst a third user asked: "Someone please find a woman who has given birth, and been bitten by bullet ants so we can find out which is actually worse."

Good look with that mate.

A final user concluded: "Step on a Lego...then we'll talk."


Featured Image Credit: Channel Nine

Topics: Funny, Comedy, Australia