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(Some Guy)   Scientists find 50 million year old cockroaches. Should clean out the lab fridge from time to time, guys   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Sedimentary Rock, scientists, Eocene, National Museum of Natural History, fossils  
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1290 clicks; posted to Geek » on 20 Jan 2014 at 12:42 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-01-20 12:45:55 PM  
Life, uh, finds a way?
2014-01-20 01:06:20 PM  
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2014-01-20 01:07:44 PM  
That's how you get ants!
2014-01-20 01:47:41 PM  
Surely you mean 6000 year old cockroach, subby.
2014-01-20 02:17:13 PM  
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2014-01-20 02:25:17 PM  
We humans bring our vermin with us, wherever we go. When we have a colony on Mars, with 1/3 the gravity of Earth, how big will the cockroaches get?
The Answer:
Very Big Indeed

Exterminators on Mars will receive 'Hazard Pay.'
2014-01-20 02:52:34 PM  
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"Awwwwww yeah!"

2014-01-20 03:49:07 PM  
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Here's a picture of one of the cockroaches.
2014-01-20 03:58:12 PM  
"This show is dedicated to our brother the cockroach. Let him show us the way."
2014-01-20 04:36:02 PM  
You want to see some gigantic, mutha farkin' prehistoric cockroaches?  Try Florida.  We call them "Palmetto Bugs."

/they've been known to carry off small pets, and children
2014-01-20 04:54:32 PM  

SoupJohnB: You want to see some gigantic, mutha farkin' prehistoric cockroaches?  Try Florida.  We call them "Palmetto Bugs."

/they've been known to carry off small pets, and children

I once travelled to Tampa for work.  Came out one morning and found a Palmetto Bug upside on the windshield of the rental car scrambling it's legs in the air.  Somehow it's wings got stuck upside down in the dew on the windshield.  Could not believe how big it was.  I've had roaches before but never that big.  I just left it there.  It was gone at lunch so assume it "flew" away which is something roaches here don't do.

I've lived in my current apt. for years now.  Never had roaches until this year (but have had them in prior apartments).  Saw one in the kitchen back in August and immediately went to the Internet to see what I could do.  Saw a product called "Invict Gold Cockroach Gel" on Amazon.  Bought it and put it in the kitchen.  I am actually shocked at how effective it was.  I was sure I would experience what has happened in the past - turning on kitchen lights and seeing the bloody things scrambling around.  Nope.  Haven't seen them since.

I advised the Building Manager (apparently they came from an apartment on the lower floor).  He had an exterminator come around weeks later who used a similar product called Maxforce.  They don't spray anymore.

These products are amazing.
2014-01-20 06:06:59 PM  
Nuke the Eocene from orbit.  It's the only way to be sure!

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