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Give a Wasp Some Colored Paper, and You’ll Get The Most Painful Pinata Ever!

Posted by Hoob on April 14th, 2016
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I still remember the first time I got stung by a wasp. It really freaking hurt and my whole forearm swelled up like I was half a Popeye or something. Still, even with all that pain, I might be tempted to take a swing at one of these nests in hopes of some delicious candy.

The phenomenon of the rainbow wasp nest was not a byproduct of angry insects protesting the new anti-gay legislation in North Carolina. it was actually the result of an experiment by University of Florence biology student Mattia Menchetti. He swapped out a wasp colony’s normal nest building supplies in favor of a bunch of strips of colored paper. The result, as you can see, is pretty damned awesome.

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