Wasps are hardly anyone's favorite insect. Unlike bees, which make honey and pollinate important food crops, wasps just seem like their only purpose is to be mean. Wasps can sting you as many times as they like, by the way, and they tend to be easy to irritate. Oh yeah, and their sting hurts way worse than bee stings.
I was convinced for a long time that wasps are just pure evil, but Mattia Menchetti, a biology student at the University of Florence, might have made me rethink my position a little with his experiment. He gave a colony of wasps different types of colored paper, and they ended up constructing some beautifully psychedelic-looking nests. Surely, something that can make something so pretty can't be pure evil... right?
This was a controlled experiment, but back in 2012, some French farmers were astonished to see their bees producing bright blue and green honey. This happened because the bees were feeding off the sugar from M&M's candy shells at a waste processing plant not far from the farms.
How cool is that?
Far out, man.
These are so pretty.
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