1957: Scientists in Brazil accidentally loose 26 African Honey Bee queens into the wild.
2009: Arizonans suffer attacks by swarms of "killer" bees.
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The 84-year-old, legally blind man was stung about 1,000 times in an attack on Thursday. Pool's dog died from about 200 stings, says KTAR [92.3 FM]. Pool told the radio station he was walking his dog near his home when some bees began buzzing around him. Suddenly, hundreds zeroed in on the pair. He's expected to fully recover.
As we learned while checking on an April attack in New River, it takes about 10 stings per pound of body weight to kill you.
If you're unfamiliar with Arizona geography, New River's north of the Valley and Green Valley is in southern Arizona.
They've got us surrounded.