Science Reveals Striking Similarities Between Honeybees and Juggalos

Much like human Insane Clown Posse fans, the flying insects let out a “whoop” when encountering another of their kind

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Scientists at the Nottingham Trent University in the U.K. recently discovered striking similarities between honeybees and Juggalos, a.k.a. super fans of the Detroit-based rap group Insane Clown Posse.

The researchers determined that—much like Juggalos—bees communicate with one another by making a "whoop" sound. Whereas Juggalos generally offer up the "whoop whoop" salutation through a mouthful of Faygo, bees apparently do their whooping by thrusting their thoraxes against a honeycomb, which produces a vibrational pulse with the wings.

Noisey, Vice's music vertical, used the recently-published scientific data to explore further similarities between the two species, eventually posing the one question on everyone's minds: "Are bees Juggalos?"

For more Juggalo-related observations, read about Wolfie's recent pilgrimage to the Gathering of the Juggalos. And, for a side-by-side comparison, check out these videos (below) of honeybees and Juggalos whooping: