If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that wasps are the d*cks of the insect world. Anyone whose been unlucky enough to feel the business end of a wasp’s stinger knows that you don’t want to screw around with wasps.
They’re Aggressive. They ruin every thing by showing up. And unlike bees who have to save it for someone they hate only to die after one glorious sting, wasps can repeatedly sting you with no consequence. Basically, wasps are one bottle of self tanner away from being a regular on Jersey Shore. (They still make jokes about that awful series, right?)
I once had the misfortune of reaching into a wasp nest that had formed under an unused gate. However, I sense that many of you are creeped out by all this wasp talk and so I’ll skip the goriest details. Suffice to say, I now know what it feels like to shake hands with a lightning bolt dipped in boiling acid.
What if I told you that there are more aggressive and hearty wasps in certain parts of the world that make our little garden variety wasps look wimpy in comparison? Wasps that were capable of congregating and building nests that overtook houses they were so large.
Well, it’s all true. Say hello to the 21 foot long wasp nest that was discovered in an abandoned house in the Canary Islands.
Neighbors became concerned about the empty house and called the authorities. The cops arrived and found that millions of foreign wasps had made a nest that had overtaken the home and was almost 22 feet in total length. The wasps are believed to have migrated from Morocco, which is only 63 miles off the coast of the Canary Islands.
Well, there went any hope I ever had of wanting to visit Morocco for me. It’s Epcot center Moroccan Pavilion all the way for this nervous Nellie.
And just because I want to insure you don’t sleep anytime soon, here’s a parting shot of the monstrosity….