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Paper wasps communicate Buddhist message?

Buddha wasp nest If people can see the Virgin Mary in a grilled cheese sandwich, then I suppose it shouldn't be surprising that some Buddhists in Rochester, Minnesota believe that paper wasps have built a nest in the shape of a sitting Buddha in a sheltered eave on the outside of a temple.

A monk at the temple suggested that the wasps are trying to communicate a Buddhist message of peace and serenity. Guess he's never been stung by a wasp before.

Here's the original article, which incorrectly refers to the nest as a "beehive", and here's a commentary which points out the humor in the story.

November 17, 2008 in Bugs in the news, Wasps | Permalink


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