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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 03:30 PM

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The much maligned cockroach is more sophisticated, and social, than we thought, according to new research.

They hide away, unseen, lurking in dark corners and crevices.
When they emerge, they aimlessly scurry and swarm, often around our houses, kitchens and supposedly dirty hotels and restaurants.

We end up despising them for their natural behaviour, seeing them as nothing more than pests to be avoided, exterminated even.

But cockroaches have in many ways been given a raw deal.

Scientists are discovering that these supposedly crude, and creepy automatons are much more sophisticated than we thought.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/17839642

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:42 PM

I don't care if they speak English, they are yucky to me.  I'm not sure this perception will ever change in most peoples eyes but who knows.  I don't fear them but they do gross me out.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:06 PM

I agree with arenee...  I don't care if they show up wearing formal clothes, engage in clever conversation and inquire politely after my children's health...   I'm fine with them outdoors, but... If they are in my house.. they are living on borrowed time...


As it states in the old classic song...

Bug, Bug, Bug, Bug, down... dooby dooby down. Cow Cow down...
Kill Kill Kill
Everybody do the Cockroach Stomp.
California, Tennessee, and Louisville,
Come on, do the Cockroach Stomp.
1 and 2 and 3 and 4,
Stomp your partner on the floor.
Squish squish. squish, squish, squish.
Find a bug, Make a wish.


Kill Kill Kill
Everybody do the Cockroach Stomp.
You'll feel better, like I know you will.
Come on, do the Cockroach Stomp.
You can do it if you try.
You can even stomp a fly.
With a twinkle in our eye,
We make 'em die...
die... die, die, die, die.


Ahhh.... Shoe Ahhh.... Ahhh.....Shoe Ahhh.... Ahhh.....Shoe Ahhh....
Oop shooby doop Shooby dooby dooby doop...

Kill Kill Kill
Everybody do the Cockroach Stomp
California, Tennessee, and Louisville.
Come on, do the Cockroach Stomp.
Cream your partner with your Florsheims.
Tromp that bugger three or four times.
Laughing gaily, how we dance.
They'd stomp us if they had a chance.
die die die


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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:28 PM

Leave it to Still Waters to come to the defense of the cockroach. :P

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:42 PM

I learned a few years ago that the Spanish song La Cucaracha translates to The Cockroach in English.

View PostTaun, on 02 May 2012 - 06:06 PM, said:

I agree with arenee...  I don't care if they show up wearing formal clothes, engage in clever conversation and inquire politely after my children's health...   I'm fine with them outdoors, but... If they are in my house.. they are living on borrowed time...

:w00t: :yes:


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Posted 03 May 2012 - 12:41 PM

Cockroaches will still be amongst the first animals to die in a nuclear war, rather than, as many silly people wrongly believe, about the only creatures to survive a nuclear war.


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Posted 03 May 2012 - 01:28 PM

View PostTheLastLazyGun, on 03 May 2012 - 12:41 PM, said:

Cockroaches will still be amongst the first animals to die in a nuclear war, rather than, as many silly people wrongly believe, about the only creatures to survive a nuclear war.
Wrong, they will be one of the last to survive  radiation for long periods






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