Japan's Cockroach Forecasts Will Make You Feel Better About the Heat

Here's a neat/gross piece of trivia that should make waking up to a stiflingly hot forecast a little easier to deal with. In Japan, a website called Gokiten—aka Cockroach Weather—takes the current conditions into account to determine how likely it is you'll run across a cockroach as you go about your day.

In fact, the various regions of Japan are each given their own unique color-coded Cockroach Index—or Cockdex (we kid you not)—which rates the likelihood of increased roach activity in that area. Users are even encouraged to submit their own reports and sightings which help to make the forecasts more accurate, but besides just staying indoors, there's not much one can really do if the Cockdex is particularly high on a given day. Maybe wear heavier boots for more effective stomping? [Gokiten via RocketNews24]