During the war of 1812, a British war ship sailed up the Patuxent River in Maryland. The officers went ashore to explore the countryside. When they noticed a hornet’s nest, they asked a young boy what it was because they weren’t familiar with it. The boy told them it was a rare hummingbird nest and if they plugged up the hole and took it aboard their ship, and unplugged the hole, the hummingbirds would fly around the ship all the way back to England. The officers followed the kid’s advice, plugged the hole and took it aboard their vessel, where they unplugged the hole. Shortly after that, people on shore saw the entire crew jump overboard as the pissed off hornets attacked everyone in sight.
Hornets can be true American warriors.