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(Yahoo)   And now for a slightly different breed of pet hoarder. Nope, not dogs, cats, rats or hamsters   ( ) divider line 28
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2014-06-12 09:12:57 PM  
7 votes:

2014-06-12 10:41:42 PM  
4 votes:

brimed03: Maybe she missed "the pitter-patter of little feet?"

2014-06-13 07:59:15 AM  
2 votes:

Cold_Sassy: You have to breed cockroaches?  Now, come ON.

I was about to say, how much effort is it to care for roaches. In FL, we had a mailbox that was built into a concrete pillar. Well roaches lived in there and they ate our mail. Fark leaving them nectar and fruit, leave them cardboard, rubberbands, and old coffee grinds, and they will be perfectly happy.

Living in Fl has given me a hatred of roaches. Especially Palmetto bugs. Roaches have the decency to scatter when you turn on the lights. Palmetto bugs launch an aerial assault to drive you away, and then walk over and turn the light back off.
2014-06-12 10:24:37 PM  
2 votes:
Maybe she missed "the pitter-patter of little feet?"

2014-06-12 09:59:53 PM  
2 votes:
I'm gonna cut you up so bad, you gonna wish... You gonna wish I didn't cut you up so bad.
2014-06-12 09:54:46 PM  
2 votes:
There comes a point in time when you stop fighting and just act like it's supposed to be that way.
2014-06-13 02:21:00 PM  
1 vote:
These are my children. Later I will drown them.
2014-06-13 01:44:06 AM  
1 vote:

ciberido: Must be trash day.

Garbage day?
2014-06-13 01:19:01 AM  
1 vote:
Must be trash day.
2014-06-12 11:48:08 PM  
1 vote:

Ambivalence: China must suck if people keep roaches as pets.

That being said, I had a similar idea about breeding and growing shrimp (as food) but it was waaaayyyy too impractical.

Actually roaches make good pets. They're always sleek looking from the oil, can eat anything you feed 'em, and if they die? Just a roach.

Plus, the really big ones hiss. That's always a hit with the kiddies.
2014-06-12 11:40:31 PM  
1 vote:
2014-06-12 11:29:13 PM  
1 vote:

vicioushobbit: If I had 100,000 of anything, I'd name them all George. And maybe name one Nemo.

With cockroaches, at least one should be named Archy.
2014-06-12 11:20:00 PM  
1 vote:
Anybody else get to the bottom with the "View Gallery" button and say NOPE!

*bleaches computer screen, then takes monitor outside and sets it on fire, then scatters the ashes to the four winds*

/Why yes, I do have a revulsion of roaches.
2014-06-12 11:19:12 PM  
1 vote:
2014-06-12 10:54:06 PM  
1 vote:

skinink: "A 37-year-old woman in China shares her countryside home with the estimated 100,000 cockroaches she breeds."
I'll never complain about a cat lady again.

Except not only does Yuan not live in the same house, she "sells the roaches after they are drowned in vats of water and then [dried] in the sun", you could suggest that to the cat lady, but the response is likely to be negative.
2014-06-12 10:50:56 PM  
1 vote:
2014-06-12 10:19:47 PM  
1 vote:
I'll just leave this here
2014-06-12 10:18:12 PM  
1 vote:

DemoKnite: She's not hoarding, she's farming.  Doesnt seem much different than beekeepers.  Honey and beeswax are used for food and medicine and we find that OK.  Not that Im down with cockroaches, but it's not that wild of an idea.

I for one am SHOCKED that a Fark headline misrepresented the facts of the linked article.
2014-06-12 10:17:16 PM  
1 vote:
2014-06-12 10:10:40 PM  
1 vote:
I'm going to have ALL the llamas!
2014-06-12 10:08:27 PM  
1 vote:
Er, that was supposed to be, "stoppedreadingthere.gif" after that.
2014-06-12 10:07:34 PM  
1 vote:

"War. That means more food for my family, all seventy-eight million of 'em. That's a lot of mouths to feed, Your Highness."
2014-06-12 10:03:55 PM  
1 vote:

"A 37-year-old woman in China shares her countryside home with the estimated 100,000 cockroaches she breeds."

I'll never complain about a cat lady again.

2014-06-12 10:01:49 PM  
1 vote:
2014-06-12 10:00:36 PM  
1 vote:
Give it two weeks and you'll see this on Cracked's latest "5 more BS news stories that fooled your friends."
2014-06-12 09:58:54 PM  
1 vote:
Can we attach/link that "best 'no' gif thread" from earlier today to this one?

2014-06-12 09:58:38 PM  
1 vote:
"...Except for that one right there. Ew! Kill it!"
2014-06-12 09:55:11 PM  
1 vote:
The word "pet" seems to have a pretty broad range of definitions.
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