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  • South Texas professor approaches City Council dressed as cockroach

    07/21/2018 1:26:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    KHOU ^ | 7/19/18 | Julie Garcia
    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (CALLER TIMES) -- First, Patricia Polastri made slideshows about the new vegetation planted on Ocean Drive near Cole Park and the roaches and rodents it could bring. Next, she brought a plastic bag of dead cockroaches to a June City Council meeting and handed it to Interim City Manager Keith Selman. Now, Polastri has dressed like a cockroach herself to get her point across. "I lived there when we only had three palms in that section of Ocean Drive; now we have 35," she said. "In five blocks, we have 156 palms alone. The city is not...
  • Cockroach Milk? Experts Call Insect Dairy The Next Superfood

    05/25/2018 8:58:08 AM PDT · by bgill · 52 replies
    cbs ^ | May 25, 2018 | staff
    Scientists say they have discovered the next superfood that’s a perfect non-dairy alternative. However, they may have a hard time getting people to try cockroach milk. Using a 2016 report on the benefits of insect dairy, scientists found that the Pacific Beetle cockroach of Hawaii possesses nutrient-filled milk crystals, which they use to feed their young. “A single crystal is estimated to contain more than three times the energy of an equivalent mass of dairy milk,” the report stated... Some companies are already trying to get ahead of the trend by selling the bug juice in everything from milk to...
  • I Went to the ER with a Live Roach in My Ear and It Was as Horrifying as You Think

    05/04/2018 6:55:55 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 162 replies
    Self ^ | April 30, 2018 | Katie Holley
    Last year, my husband and I purchased our first house. Lucky for us new homeowners, the house needed minimal work. [snip] Last month, in the middle of the night, I woke up startled. It felt like someone had placed a chip of ice in my left earhole—but it was something way worse. I shot up out of bed, disoriented, and stumbled to the bathroom. I could feel that my ear was not right. I grabbed a cotton swab and gently inserted it into my ear to see what was up and I felt something move. When I pulled the cotton...
  • Woman Crashes Car Into Overhead Bridge After Being Startled by Cockroach

    01/29/2018 8:48:33 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 29 Jan 2018
    A 61-year-old woman crashed her car into the staircase of an overhead bridge in Jurong East after spotting a cockroach in her car. Pictures circulating online show a red Mazda mounted on a kerb with a badly damaged front bumper. According to the police, they were alerted at 7.30am on Friday (Jan 26) to the incident along Jurong East Central towards Science Centre Road. Channel NewsAsia understands that the sight of a cockroach in the car startled the woman as she was driving, causing her to lose control of her car. image: data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw== The driver is said to have sustained...
  • 'A perfect day for all women to march!' Trump risks the ire of thousands marching AGAINST him...

    01/20/2018 3:55:41 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 127 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/20/18 | Jennifer Smith
    ...by telling them to 'get out there now' and CELEBRATE his achievements in his first year in office ....'Get out there now to celebrate the historic milestones and unprecedented economic success and wealth creation that has taken place over the last 12 months. 'Lowest female unemployment in 18 years!' The mass protests commemorate a year since the historic Women's March on January 21, 2017, a day after Trump's inauguration.
  • MS Tea Party President says at least 800 Hinds Co. voters crossed over illegally

    06/26/2014 4:03:16 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 49 replies
    MS News Now ^ | 06/26/2014 | Brad Conaway
    JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - The Mississippi Tea Party President says they've found evidence that nearly 800 voters crossed over in Tuesday's runoff election that should not have been allowed to vote Republican. However, Hinds County GOP Chairman Pete Perry says there are some precincts where he knows workers marked the wrong column and that could account for at least 200 of those being cited by the Tea Party. Members of McDaniel's campaign staff and some supporters began sorting through voter books on Thursday morning at the Hinds County courthouse. They were looking for any "irregularities". In Hinds County,...
  • DEACE: GOP Establishment Uses Democratic smear tactics to win Mississippi runoff

    06/25/2014 1:42:24 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 52 replies
    It turns out the Republican Party can mobilize minority voters after all — by despicably playing the race card against its own base. In a kamikaze move that could’ve been sponsored by the Hemlock Society, a ruling class desperate for a Pyrrhic victory decided it was better to save fossilizing Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran than preserve whatever scintilla of party unity remains. It’s one thing to disagree with your base. It’s entirely another thing to use the most slanderous assaults on their character from their opponents for your own benefit. [.....] Numbers never lie. The GOP establishment mobilized Democrats to...
  • Cochran Wins, But McDaniel Camp Eying Legal Challenges

    HATTIESBURG, Mississippi — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) survived the most intense challenge he’s ever faced in his 41-year political career, winning a runoff against conservative state Sen. Chris McDaniel. The Associated Press called the race for Cochran, who is up 6,880 votes with 99.9 percent of precincts reporting.
  • Inside a Chinese Cockroach Farm

    06/10/2014 11:01:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Malcolm Moore
    The correct way to eat a cockroach, at least in this corner of northern China, is to fry it not once but twice in a wok of smoking hot oil. The cockroach, whose innards resemble cottage cheese, has an earthy taste, with a slight twinge of ammonia. But they have become popular in China not for their taste, but for their medicinal benefits. "They really are a miracle drug," said Liu Yusheng, a professor at the Shandong Agricultural university and the head of Shandong province's Insect Association. "They can cure a number of ailments and they work much faster than...
  • Professor Apologizes for Calling Student "Cockroach"

    04/23/2013 8:26:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    claremont-laverne.patch.com ^ | 4/23/13 | Bill Norris
    A Claremont McKenna University professor of made “unprofessional” statements but did not violate the school’s harassment policy when he called a student a “cockroach” during a March demonstration, according to a report released Friday. The results of the investigation led by Claremont McKenna Dean of Students Mary Spellman found that CMC professor Yaron Raviv did make an inappropriate comment to a Pitzer College student outside of Collins Dining Hall, but did not impede the free speech rights of the students. CMC President Pamela B. Gann said in a statement accepting the findings of the report that Raviv’s statements “were unprofessional...
  • Cockroach Crawls All Over NBC Reporter During Live Shot - & He Doesn't Even Flinch (Poor Bug)

    10/19/2012 3:21:59 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 October 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Cockroach crawls all over NBC reporter during live shot - and he doesn't even flinch 'Don't move' is the all too familiar advice when it comes to creepy crawlies, and that is exactly what an NBC reporter did when a large red cockroach crawled over his back and shoulders during a live shot. Robert Kovacik was reporting from West Los Angeles when the disgusting bug appeared on his left shoulder, disappeared behind his back and the reappeared again on his right arm. Unflinching, the journalist carried on with his piece about a Manson-related murder spree as the cockroach climbed up...
  • South Florida Man Wins Live Cockroach-Eating Contest, Then Suddenly Dies

    10/09/2012 9:23:17 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 48 replies
    AP ^ | October 9, 2012 | SUZETTE LABOY
    Man dies after live roach-eating contest in Fla. MIAMI (AP) — A contestant in a roach-eating contest who downed dozens of live bugs and worms collapsed and died shortly after winning the contest in South Florida, authorities say. About 30 contestants ingested the insects during Friday night's contest at Ben Siegel Reptile Store in Deerfield Beach about 40 miles north of Miami. The grand prize was a python. Edward Archbold, 32, of West Palm Beach became ill shortly after the contest ended and collapsed outside the store, according to a Broward Sheriff's Office statement released Monday. He was taken to...
  • Leaping Cockroach Gets Around on Spring-Loaded Knees (recently discovered)

    12/15/2011 10:13:42 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
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  • Colonoscopy reveals incredibly resilient insect

    01/06/2011 11:16:20 AM PST · by Daffynition · 60 replies
    weinterrupt.com ^ | January 6, 2011 | unknown
    Colonoscopies are gross and scary enough on their own without cockroaches being introduced into the mix – but the photograph that you see before you is of exactly that: a cockroach in someone’s colon, a live one no less. A 52-year-old woman with a history of depression was referred by her primary physician for colorectal cancer screening. She had no family history of colorectal cancer and a review of systems was positive for abdominal bloating. Bowel preparation was done using 4 L of polyethylene glycol the evening prior to screening colonoscopy. The procedure was uncomplicated with no gross mucosal pathology,...
  • Backpack-Wearing Cockroaches to Detect Radiation

    02/24/2010 11:16:30 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 18 replies · 1,022+ views
    National Defense Magazine ^ | 3/1/2010 | Austin Wright
    The creature that’s expected to inherit the Earth following a nuclear holocaust might also be well suited to help prevent man’s atomic self-destruction. Researchers at Texas A&M University’s Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute have attached radiation sensors to the backs of cockroaches. They hope public-safety officials will one day send the souped-up insects into situations that are too risky for humans. “Cockroaches really are the perfect medium for this,” says William Charlton, an associate professor of nuclear engineering at the university and a principal investigator on the project. “They can go for extraordinarily long periods of time without food....
  • Ken Loach takes Israel stance down under

    07/18/2009 12:06:36 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 2 replies · 265+ views
    AFP ^ | Fri Jul 17,
    MELBOURNE (AFP) – Filmmaker and activist Ken Loach has moved to withdraw his work from Melbourne's International Film Festival in protest against partial sponsorship from Israel, a report said Saturday. Loach, whose work The Wind that Shakes the Barley won the Palme D'Or at Cannes in 2006, wrote to the festival's director Richard Moore threatening to pull his film Looking for Eric because the event had received Israeli funds. "Palestinians, including artists and academics, have called for a boycott of events supported by Israel," wrote Loach, according to The Age newspaper.
  • Even A Cockroach Has Rights (Animal rights in the UK)

    03/08/2009 10:43:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies · 1,790+ views
    Human Events ^ | 1/14/2009 | James Delingpole
    My bunny-hugging antagonist’s embarrassed silence on the BBC radio phone-in told me all I needed to know. Yes, it really is now a criminal offense in Britain to abuse an ant, a worm, a slug, cockroach, a scorpion, a stick insect or whatever creature you care to name. The moment you decide to keep it as a pet you are obliged by our Animal Welfare Act to take full account of its welfare needs -- or face a $30,000 fine or a twelve-month prison sentence. And if you think cockroach rights sound crazy, wait till you hear how the law...
  • Zoologists explain versatility of cockroach locomotion

    03/11/2008 7:13:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 180+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/11/08 | Richard Ingham
    PARIS (AFP) - Robots of the future may able to climb up and down walls and zigzag across ceilings -- and the cockroach will be the one we should thank. One of the most reviled species in the book of life, the cockroach is also one of the most successful. Its design, honed by 300 million years of evolution, enables it to exploit a huge range of habitat niches, and its locomotion is notoriously fast and versatile. In a study published on Wednesday, University of Cambridge zoologists Walter Federle and Christofer Clemente say they can explain how the roach (Nauphoeta...
  • Cockroach gets 30 television workers fired

    02/22/2008 5:45:43 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 38 replies · 215+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/22/2008 | Megan Levy
    Thirty workers at a Turkmenistan television network have been sacked after a cockroach was seen scuttling across the newsreader's desk during a live broadcast, it has been reported. The large brown insect crawled a full lap of the newsdesk on the 9pm news programme, Vatan, before the blooper was aired again on the 11pm edition. The sacked workers included journalists, directors, camera operators, and technical staff The national station was bombarded with calls from disgusted viewers, who said the cockroach's guest appearance had put them off their dinner. But the mishap was to have more far-reaching consequences than the odd...
  • Farm workers sends his 5 y.o. victim to Mexico

    01/24/2008 2:14:33 PM PST · by biscuit jane · 15 replies · 329+ views
    santa cruz sentinel newspaper ^ | January 24, 2008 | Jennifer Squires
    A Watsonville farm manager already facing charges that he molested a 5-year-old girl was rearrested Tuesday on suspicion he sent the little girl to Mexico so she couldn’t testify against him. Virgelio "Hilo" Garcia Yepez, 50, and another Dutra Farms employee, Jose Oscar Ramirez, 52, allegedly worked together to move Yepez's family and the girl, who was known to him, to rural Guanajuato, Mexico, in October, according to the District Attorney’s Office. They were arrested at the farm Tuesday morning on suspicion of kidnapping, obstruction of justice and conspiracy. "The whole thing is sufficiently troubling," prosecutor Andrew Isaac said. "We...