A contender for the world's largest wasp nest has been discovered on the Spanish island of Tenerife.
The monster nest was found inside an empty house and is believed to measure up to seven meters across, filling up an entire room. Teeming with thousands of the stinging insects, the nest is thought to have been built by a species of African wasp that had migrated to the island. Since the discovery the house has been cordoned off and authorities are attempting to find a way to dispose of the infestation.
The previous record holder for the world's largest wasp nest measured 3.7m in length and was found in 1963 at a farm in New Zealand. Believed to have been built by German wasps, the monster nest ended up falling from the tree it was in because of its own weight and split in to pieces on impact with the ground.
"A seven metre-long wasp nest, found in Spain, could see New Zealand lose its Guinness World record as home of the world's largest wasp nest."
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