Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Scientists discover first sign of bureaucratic animal...

The strange things you come across when searching for something COMPLETELY different on this here internet. This story isn't particularly new, but I found it fascinating.

Apparently, there's a wasp out there that lives off a host spider, attaching itself to the abdomen and casually feasting on the host spider's 'blood'. When it thinks it's good and ready, the wasp injects a chemical substance to make the host weave a web of the dimensions and strength required to house its new IKEA lounge suite. Once that's done (and the tea candles are lit in their little glass holders), the wasp kills the spider and chews on it for a good 12 hours. Lovely. I think that if they looked hard enough, they'd find that the wasp is actually a native of Brussels.

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