Thursday, September 21, 2006

Fun with Cockroaches

1. During FrightFest at Six Flags Great America near Chicago, you can get a front-of-the-line pass for eating a live Madagascar hissing cockroach. I actually knew a girl in college who would eat cockroaches she'd find around campus, but she would roast them first. They probably taste like other arthropods.

Update: Nobody should be surprised that PETA objects to this promotion. Presumably they would prefer that the cockroaches live out their natural lives in the wild, where at a ripe old age they can die peacefully in their sleep surrounded by their loved ones. That's how nature works, right?

2. Earlier this year the New York Post reported on how a guy in Utah is selling bejeweled hissing cockroaches as fashion accessories. If you ask me, it looks like his design skill hasn't improved much since making rigatoni necklaces in kindergarten.

3. If all that's got you icked out, why not try the cheap-and-simple Vegas roach trap, made from a glass jar and old coffee grounds?


At Friday, September 22, 2006 at 10:45:00 AM PDT, Anonymous clynne said...

Eat a bug, go to the front ... BRILLIANT Halloween promo.

At Monday, May 12, 2008 at 11:40:00 PM PDT, Anonymous New City Vegas said...

An improved version (with photo) of the Vegas Roach Trap is here:

Vegas Roach Trap V2


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