Just when you think things couldn鈥檛 get any worse for United Airlines, BAM! A scorpion falls into a dude鈥檚 lap. Seriously. The airline, which is already in hot water over their violent treatment of a passenger (causing a furious backlash and unbelievable drop in value), just continues to provide their customers with truly nightmarish situations 鈥 this time with an actual stinging scorpion.

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Occurring on the very same day that David Dao was wildly mistreated, a man named Richard Bell was flying from Houston to Calgary when suddenly a live scorpion dropped out of the overhead bin and LANDED ON HIS HEAD! Shaking it off (surely not knowing it was a freaking 1.5 inch-long scorpion), it landed on his tray table and when he picked it up (why would you do that?!), it stung the shocked man.

Luckily, Bell wasn鈥檛 seriously harmed, saying that it felt like he had been stung by a wasp. The scorpion wasn鈥檛 so lucky, as it was quickly flushed down the toilet.

Though there鈥檚 no word on where the scorpion came from (though it鈥檚 assumed it was merely a stowaway), this surely won鈥檛 be a trip Richard Bell soon forgets. You know what they say鈥

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(h/t The Washington Post; photos via Justin Sullivan/Getty, MemeStorage)