Cockroaches being raised for cosmetics, medicine and food.
"The 43-year-old businessman is the largest cockroach producer in China (and thus probably in the world), with six farms populated by an estimated 10 million cockroaches. He sells them to producers of Asian medicine and to cosmetic companies that value the insects as a cheap source of protein as well as for the cellulose-like substance on their wings."
posted by ChuckRamone
on Oct 15, 2013 -
, a four-panel manga about the troubled life of a cute cockroach girl, has received an anime adaptation
. The first episode features newspapers, cats, and human kindness.
posted by 23
on Sep 19, 2012 -
Woman Blows Up Home, Roaches Survive ...
A 20-something woman in Jersey City, NJ, had a roach infestation, so she bought a few roach foggers and set them off in her kitchen. She then walked out of the house just before the pilot light on her stove ignited the fog. The resulting blast blew out a window, messed up the kitchen, and -- in a lucky break that saved her from injury -- slammed the door shut behind her. The truly sad part is that the roaches survived both the fogging and the explosion, according to firefighters who put out the blaze.
posted by nathanrudy
on Jan 12, 2005 -
UK bans controversial charity ads
In recent weeks, UK newspaper readers have been opening their newspapers to find full-page, colour pictures of a cockroach crawling out of the mouth of a baby. Now the adverts, for children's charity Barnardo's, have been banned. Barnado's maintain
that the pre-Christmas ads were justified as "a way of cutting through the apathy."
posted by TheophileEscargot
on Dec 10, 2003 -
Thailand's latest pet craze
The Thai government is cautioning people against a new fad sweeping Bangkok - raising giant African cockroaches as pets - saying the bugs could become a health risk if let loose.
posted by DailyBread
on Aug 22, 2002 -
Are americans really this stupid
or does the rest of the world just have better things to do? TV owners are suing a company for running an ad with a CGI cockroach in it after destroying their TV's while trying to kill the roach. Will wonders never cease?
posted by jedrek
on Apr 18, 2000 -