Our workplace environment…

Friday, August 15th, 2003

As if a mass power-outage wasn't enough, the corridors of power in the US are reeling from a new threat – killer wasps.

The BBC website is reporting that nests of the wasps – which are about one and a half inches long – are appearing in doorways at the State Department.

Staff have been warned of the danger of stings should they tread on a female wasp, but have been reassured “this scenario is unlikely in our workplace environment”.

It also transpires that the wasps are only a threat to your life if you happen to be a cicada – hence their name, the cicada killer wasp.

Full story here.

There's probably some deeply clever comment to be made here about US foreign policy, but I can't think of it.

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