Did you hear the one about the woman who lived in a glass box for 32 days with more than 6,000 REAL, LIVE scorpions as her companions?
No joke. (No, I mean this is seriously NO. FLIPPIN. JOKE!) Nur Malena Hassan lives in Malaysia and did this in the middle of a mall in order to set a world record. And — believe it or not — she she had actually done this in 2001 with 2,700 live scorpions for 30 days to set the first world record but then a year later someone in Thailand broke this record by spending 31 days in a box with approximately 3,400 live scorpions.
Although she trained for 5 years to build up resistance to the scorpion’s stings, if stung more than 3 times in rapid succession she could pass out. This happened once on her leg & she lost the ability to walk but has now recovered. She was only (ummm…ONLY???) stung a total of 7 times since she entered the box.
As scorpions crawled all over her body, Hassan spent her days reading, watching tv and waving to shoppers at the mall. She’d only leave the box once a day for 15 minutes for a potty break. The only exception? She took a bonus 2 minute break the day of her birthday to cut her birthday cake.
Hassan has earned the nickname (and rightly so!) of Scorpion Queen…but for how long? Anyone up for challenging her this time to 33 days? #notme #nope #neverinamillionyears