Wasp performs roach-brain-surgery to make zombie slave-roaches
"Ampulex compressa is a wasp that has evolved to tackle roaches, insert a stinger into their brains and disable their escape reflexes. This lets the wasp use the roach's antennae to steer the roach to its lair, where it can lay its egg in it.
Seeing a full-grown wasp crawl out of a roach suddenly makes those Alien movies look pretty derivative. "
Via Boing Boing
posted by badlydubbedboy
on Feb 3, 2006 -
Wanna Cure Back Pain??
Australian Freestyle Skier Jaqui Cooper drank a potion of Diet Coke and crushed cockroaches to help cure her fractured vertebra. Finally, something roaches are useful for!
posted by Lanternjmk
on Feb 11, 2002 -
Who else thinks we could use some of these now
Seems a shame they're not quite ready to help with this disaster.
"...like crawling through earthquake rubble to search for victims...
posted by TiggleTaggleTiger
on Sep 17, 2001 -