Nature is a wondrous, mysterious thing. The fields of study in nature are constantly arriving at new theories and decisions after carefully observing animals in the wild.
Enclosed animals only offer a particular view of their functions and behaviors. Still, animals are genuinely in the wild, bound only by their baser instincts to thrive and survive.
One of the most mysterious and captivating places for biology is in the desert, a harsh landscape that lacks the essential resource for all life: water. But what happens to live in the desert if, or when, it does rain?
Inclement weather isn’t the only sinister force that nature still harbors against humankind.
It unleashes mayhem, as observed recently when winter rains swept across the Sahara desert and brought about a sudden rise of scorpions across Egypt.
The classically dangerous animals are still dangerous, even with all our medical advancements and civilized cities that separate us.
Sometimes something strange enough happens to remind humanity that we may be at the top of the world order, but we’re not immune to the natural powers of even the slightest bites.
10 /10 So What Even Happened?
Storms in Aswan, Egypt, caused several serious issues, including floods, power outages and even hail in a region traditionally known to be very arid despite being Nile-adjacent.
All that wet weather combined with the dry environment was sure to cause problems unlike any other, but what no one expected was a mass upheaval of the scorpion nests nearby to force the killer critters to enter the city and start a stinging spree.
9 /10 Was Anyone Hurt?
The weather itself caused its share of problems. Thousands went without power for the duration, and streets flooded.
The governor had to call on schools to close following the damages. The area is a desert, and this kind of weather is seen not even once every year.
It’s part of a polar vortex that’s sweeping across the northern hemisphere, inviting in a sharp decline in temperature and upturns in weather. Hundreds of people were hurt, and out of them, about 450 were stung by scorpions.