Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Question of the Day


Why do roaches always die on their backs?

9 comments:

Alexa said...

Ack! GAH! Are those in your HOUSE?
Feeling very pleased with myself for living in roach-less Minnesota,
Alexa

Amanda said...

they're not dead! they just want a tummy rub! can't you tell?

and as a side note, please tell me that is not a scene from your home. ::shudder::

Megs said...

No, that's not my home. You guys!!!

In the genteel south, these aren't roaches, they're water bugs. Roaches are much smaller and prone to infestation. These big old guys can fly and you only see one every couple of months. It's horrible, but infrequent. And you almost always find them dead. Feet up.

Once again, for clarity, this is a picture from a google of the word "dead roach." NOT FROM MY HOME. :)

lost poetix said...

WHO TOOK THIS PICTURE?

hat said...

Phew. For a moment there, I thought you'd snuck into my old apartment and photographed the three amigos. They're rather sad little things, aren't they? I mean, to die with your legs -- all of them -- in the air... so humiliating. Yuck.

penelope said...

i never am so lucky to find the water bugs already dead. and they are quick, shudderingly quick.

Slater said...

Dude, take that picture OFF your site. Gross.
And, I have to disagree, Megs; those things are roaches. As much as we would like to have a line to draw, there isn't one :)

Uniquebeauty said...

Yes unfortunately water bugs and roaches are one in the same. the palemetto bug is also known as the American Cockroach. The reason why they die on their back is because of the unablity to flip back over. They aren't able to get to food or water. also they landed on their backs because they fell off of something.

Uniquebeauty said...

oh and also they don't fly they glide.