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05.26.15 Liam Mathews

This video was filmed in the Herald Square subway station yesterday by Martin James and brought to our attention by Gothamist. It is approximately 900 million roaches crawling all over a piece of food and each other. It will make you do a little dance of revulsion as you watch it. Dinner A video posted […]

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09.04.14 Marina Galperina

From the YouTube channel that brought us gloriously swinging scrotum and BHQF’s “how to” art, here’s a “Bugz” from Berlin-based Low Concept. MOCAtv explains that Low Concept is a joint Ville Haimala (Renaissance Man, Millennium) and Daniel Fisher (Physical Therapy) “attempt to make literally low concept, functional music for the dancefloor.” What’s the roaches? Why is one of […]

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12.09.13 Andy Cush

The AP is reporting that a cockroach species that’s never before been seen in the U.S. has been spotted on the High Line. Entomologists say it’s not a cause for great concern, but one of Periplaneta japonica’s attributes stands out: unlike ordinary NYC roaches, it can survive in freezing cold. “There has been some confirmation that it […]

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07.24.13 Andy Cush

Possibly more relevant to your life than the Starbucks map: a regularly updated cockroach map of NYC’s zip codes first launched in 2010, based on how many roaches are turned up by restaurant inspectors in a given week. This week, 10473, encompassing Clason Point, Shore Haven, and Castle Hill in the Bronx is the worst, and […]

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01.10.13 Andy Cush

After we posted about this high-speed, six-legged, cockroach-inspired cardboard robot yesterday, Duncan Haldane, the VELOCIRoACH’s creator, got in touch to share the above image and a few more details about the bot’s construction and inspiration. Haldane points out that though his cockroach isn’t the fastest robot ever–that honor belongs to Boston Dynamics’ LS3, as far […]

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01.09.13 Andy Cush

As if regular cockroaches weren’t awful enough, a professor at University of California, Berkley has created the VELOCIRoACH, a six-legged cardboard robot modeled on roach anatomy that can run at 2.7 meters per second–26 times the length of its body–making it the second-fastest self-propelled robot on record. Check it out, skittering around disgustingly, in the […]

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10.10.12 Andy Cush

Here is “Roaches,” the  latest animation from Phil Matarese, the guy who brought you the charming mumblecore-style short about subway rats we covered last month. This time around it’s two cucarachas sippin’ on a Slurpee, talking to their insectoid idol–who just happens to be voiced by John Darnielle, leader of the Mountain Goats and one of […]

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04.19.12 Marina Galperina

“This is a tribute to a cockroach that lived its life to the fullest. 2012 — 2012.” Roaches are disgusting. Smite the disgusting roaches! And yet, the Minneapolis-based Carmichael Collective almost draws a tear with their tiny street intervention Bug Memorials. Disgusting roaches… But, aw, see the squashed crawly beasties laid out dead with dignity, surrounded […]

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08.11.11 Marina Galperina

Four high school students spent their summer engineering internship at Cooper Union performing surgery on an “anesthetized” roach, wiring an electronic chip into its antenna and making it run around to Weezer. […]

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11.08.10 Bucky Turco

Right now roaches aren’t nearly as feared as their bedbug counterparts, but that doesn’t mean they’re any less disgusting and this new NYC roach map shows their concentrations: they’re basically everywhere. […]

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