Nobel for Vespride

Copyright-Janet Webb; reposted from Friday Fictioneers

Copyright-Janet Webb

Prof Vespride has been awarded the Ig Nobel for his discovery of Wasparin. It is related with vespoid behavior. Those who suffer are snappish, easily peeved, insolent, and irritable.  They are of slight built with a waist size of 50 – 56 cms.

Vespride demonstrated that vespoids have 10 to 20 fold concentration of Wasparin in their blood as compared to normal humans. He used the yellow jacket hornets as a laboratory model and isolated Wasparin from their cut heads. The nests were recycled to make green rice paper.

The Berck group has bought the Wasparin patent with the hope of developing it as a slender waist drug.

words ~ 107

Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for the prompt,


37 thoughts on “Nobel for Vespride

    • I am happy it served some purpose. Thank You.

      Yes you did ……. and I told you, Yarnspinner as I spin yarns and hope to properly publish some of these as Aesop Clerk one day 🙂

  1. Ignoble — that’s awesome! A fun story all around, and I especially liked the sentence describing the attitude of people with vespoid behavior. Sounds like non-morning people before their first cup of coffee. 🙂

  2. This was great. Hopefully the drug will not impart the snappish temper along with the slender waist – it would have to be listed in those side-effects that nobody reads until it’s too late.

  3. It is brilliant! Detailed, tightly spun, ironic, humorous, and stinging but not wasted – right down to nests being recycled. I suspect law suits will follow from those who receive the drug as a result of this unusually professionally styled stunning sting….

  4. That’s why I’m so overweight!! I have no Wasparin in my blood; perhaps even a negative amount – if that’s measurable. Wonderful story, I’m going to explore some more of your writing.

  5. Pingback: What a waist | Yarnspinnerr

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