A one hundred million year old cockroach was found preserved in amber, and this is not any cockroach! The creature was found in a mine in Myanmar and it is very much different from the modern day cockroach.
For one thing, this guy had a head that could rotate and boasted a long neck, whereas today’s cockroach cannot swivel its head hardly at all. Additionally, this cockroach looks more like a praying mantis, as it had long mantis-like legs. This preserved roach is even more similar to modern day spiders than modern day roaches. However, despite its resemblance to the mantis, the ancient mantis-like roach is indeed a close cousin to the pesky roaches making a home under your refrigerator today.
Perhaps the most significant difference between the modern and extinct roaches is the fact that these days roaches are scavengers, which simply means that modern roaches feed on whatever they can find, particularly sugary foods. But the roach that is now extinct was a predator, and that makes these preserved hell-spawns much more frightening, as I would hate to find one of them in my bathroom taking a shower with me today!
What would you do if you found one of these cockroaches in your kitchen?
Here is a Roach Infestation You Have Never Heard of!
Veterans’ Affairs Hospitals are already under enough scrutiny given many scandals that have been reported in the wake of the post 9/11 war on terror. However, there is now a new problem facing patients at VA Hospitals that nobody could have anticipated—Roaches in cafeteria food!
The roach infestation in VA Hospitals has not gone unnoticed. In one VA hospital location it has been seen that cooks will often have to physically remove cockroaches from plates full of food and ready to be served. The problem is so bad that one VA employee noticed that a Roach had hitched a ride from the kitchen to a patient’s room. Luckily, the roach was found and removed by the employee before the hungry patient had a chance to see the ugly roach rummaging through his savory dish.
The problem is apparently so out of hand that a US senator has called the VA Hospitals out on it and has demanded changes. This seems to be a reasonable request.
Have you ever witnessed unsanitary conditions such as this at other veteran facilities? What do you think of our country’s veterans being treated like this?