Stuff That's Real (That You Didn't Know Was Real) But Also Is Cool
Time Isn’t Real! // The Bullet Ant DEFINITELY Is Real
January 19, 2022
The bullet ant is the most painful insect bite in the world. It earns its name because of the intense, burning pain it causes. The pain is so excruciating that it has been compared to being shot. The bullet ant is found in Central and South America, and it uses its sting to paralyze prey. The venom is not life-threatening to humans, but the pain can last for hours. On this episode, we get bit by the bullet ant. (Maybe) ### - -
Want to write a thriller? Need ideas for your thriller's plot? You've come to the right place. Hosted by the authors of action-adventure thriller novels, Kevin and Nick are no strangers to researching the arcane, mysterious, phenomenal, and fascinating realities of our world. In each episode of the Stuff That's Real podcast, your hosts invite you to encounter unbelievable — yet utterly real — nuggets of truth. What's more, they'll dive into how these topics might parlay into a great, science-based thriller plot.

From the Fermi paradox and the future of technology to the secrets of the ancient world and the secret world of spies, Stuff That's Real reveals the most fascinating (and 100% true) stories of history, science, and the natural world. Combining these ideas in believable, fun ways is the secret to developing a great thriller plot, and that's what this show is about. If you're a thriller author (or want to be), this is a can't-miss show. 

The show will uncover the most remarkable people and places, and the most incredible events, and weave them together in an interesting, fact-based thread useful for thriller writers to generate plot ideas. See how it's done, from two full-time, award-winning thriller authors. 

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