I’ll bet you didn’t know that Madagascar hissing cockroaches (Gromphadorhina portentosa) brooded their babies inside their bodies. Now you do.
Scientists have discovered that, while trying to escape predators, cockroaches can change directions and body orientation instantly, flipping upside down and front to back while running at full speed, without giving a damn about gravity or physics. Check this freaky freaky video.
Whenever I see a cockroach scampering around I don't even think, I just stomp the shit out of it. HOWEVAH. If I saw this freaking robot cockroach climbing my walls, I'd shriek and freak out like a little baby. This thing is seriously scary.
The Cooper Union is a private college in Manhattan that offers an internship for students interested in science. This summer the teens studied neuroscience by experimenting with Central American cockroaches. Sounds like fun.
When a 52-year-old woman went to get her colon checked out, she was glad to hear that there was no signs of cancer. But it wasn't all good news! Why? Because doctors somehow found a cockroach jammed in her transverse colon.
DASH, a UC Berkeley-designed, cockroach-inspired robot, manages to take what makes cockroaches so resilient and even retain the cockroach's singularly creepy movement. This thing is near-indestructible.
Until we get organic cyborg beetles at the pet store, we'll have to use these RC helicopters that look like real roaches.
Japanese entertainment rag BARKS is floating the idea that the Wii puts out a sound frequency that "calls out" to and attracts the dirty little creepy-crawlers—gokiburi, one of my favorite Japanese words, even though I hate roaches. It's probably bunk and (BARK admits it might be), but have any of you noticed your…