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The Lady and the Bug

An entomological adventure taleby Stephen Drew, AIR staff NEWS ITEM: “An Israeli woman swallowed a cockroach and then a fork she used to try to remove the insect from her throat. The winged cockroach jumped into the 32-year-old woman’s mouth as she was cleaning her home in a village in northern Israel this week… [a] surgeon [...]

Roach, R.I.P.

He was a fine bug: a devoted family man with over two hundred children. His loss was a shock to us all. The Carmichael Collective in Minneapolis marked the passing of this roach by setting up a little memorial to him where they found his body on the sidewalk. It’s one of several bug memorials that [...]

Roaches Are Forever

This Valentine’s Day, tell your sweetheart that your love will never die – in fact, it will survive a nuclear holocaust, just like a cockroach. This Valentine’s Day, the Bronx Zoo wants to start a new lover’s tradition: giving the [...]