Wasps invented paper

We should bless wasps every time we see one.

Without wasps, the spread of knowledge across the history of human kind would have been desperately hampered.

Because wasps invented paper.

A wasp’s nest is as exquisite a thing as you will see anywhere in the natural world. It is a glorious piece of architecture created from of wood pulp and spit, chewed up and manufactured into – paper.

The Chinese cracked the technique a couple of thousand years ago and the rest is – in every sense – history.