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Date: 05/16/11 11:56 AM

45 Responses to Is The Cockroach The Perfect Organism?

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    May 15, 2011 at 11:05 pm
    Link: Is The Cockroach The Perfect Organism? - A few facts about our little friend, the roach. All the pros and cons about this creepy crawler.
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    Tubby12370 Male 18-29
    1440 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 12:02 pm
    Anybody up for some Roach-kabobs?
  3. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    May 16, 2011 at 12:07 pm
    Nasty little bug.
  4. Profile photo of Gentle-Tramp
    Gentle-Tramp Male 13-17
    498 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 12:12 pm
    eww
  5. Profile photo of grapehead
    grapehead Male 18-29
    408 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 12:16 pm
    cool
  6. Profile photo of jinxiejae
    jinxiejae Female 30-39
    2927 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 12:21 pm
    that whole dna encoding thing. i don`t think that`s going to be a good idea.
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    SapphireHart Female 18-29
    412 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 12:27 pm
    Brilliant.
  8. Profile photo of blounsb999
    blounsb999 Male 40-49
    183 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 12:31 pm
    Viagroach?
  9. Profile photo of urbanlegend
    urbanlegend Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2011 at 12:36 pm
    That DNA part...a little on the impossible side..
  10. Profile photo of thenedman
    thenedman Male 18-29
    294 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 12:39 pm
    Woohoo I go to the University of Nottingham. Good to see my money is being well spent.
  11. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 12:55 pm
    "that whole dna encoding thing. i don`t think that`s going to be a good idea. "

    What if that`s what our mass of unused DNA is? And we simply lack the code/cipher to decipher it...
  12. Profile photo of I-IS-BORED
    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2011 at 1:02 pm
    @urbanlegend
    not really, you just avoid the parts the roosterroach actually uses. you have plenty of garbage DNA too
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    PhOeNiX559 Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2011 at 1:18 pm
    I personally don`t think that using the DNA as a way of "archiving history" is impossible, however, like jinxiejae, i doubt it will be a good idea for 2 main reasons (or at least 2 that i could come up with on the spot).
    1) in order to archive our achievements we would have to come up with a new language consisting of only 4 letters, A,T,G, and C, which would practicably be useless for anything else. If this language IS created, then a "Rosetta stone" would need to be created for future generations to be able to decode, it (DUH).
    2) Yes, the majority of every beings DNA is "trash", however that doesn`t mean that this "trash" isn`t affected like the "useful" DNA. I`m sure that deletions, insertions, duplication of segments etc , as well as rearrangements due to crossing over and the such(sorry my genetics is rusty) occur as readily, or perhaps even more so due to the "trash" DNA being more abundant, than in useful DNA
  14. Profile photo of Mr_Sir
    Mr_Sir Male 18-29
    576 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 1:18 pm
    Ever seen a roach giving birth?




    HOT!
  15. Profile photo of OctobeR_God
    OctobeR_God Female 18-29
    223 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 1:29 pm
    I Can honestly say this is by far the most awesome thing iv`e seen in the longest time. I actually learned something today! totaly awesome.

    ..i`m high, though
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2011 at 1:56 pm
    i feel inferior
  17. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2011 at 2:10 pm
    DNA coding. Now that would be an awesome rickroll...
  18. Profile photo of ruthless1990
    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    May 16, 2011 at 2:13 pm
    ewwwww
  19. Profile photo of sjaakwortel
    sjaakwortel Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2011 at 2:24 pm
    the dna thing isnt that impossible, 90% of dna is "junk" so we could use it
  20. Profile photo of Cartunze
    Cartunze Male 60-69
    841 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 2:24 pm
    Roaches in space? I thought they were more careful than that.
  21. Profile photo of wtmac
    wtmac Male 30-39
    436 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 2:34 pm
    Still don`t like em.
  22. Profile photo of Garu
    Garu Male 30-39
    562 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 2:48 pm
    Still like rats better, but gotta give it up for the roach, as long as it doesn`t craw into any of my body parts. Anybody remember Joes Apartment? I liked the show better than the movie.
  23. Profile photo of human_exile
    human_exile Male 13-17
    875 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 2:59 pm
    i like the intro/outro music of Hungry Beast
  24. Profile photo of jinxiejae
    jinxiejae Female 30-39
    2927 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 3:37 pm
    i wasn`t alluding to whether the dna thing was possible or not, just that what would be the consequences should it go horribly wrong,
    remember the whole Africanized bee incident. messing around with roach dna just doesnt sound like a wise idea.
  25. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 3:48 pm
    old news
  26. Profile photo of Jowsh
    Jowsh Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2011 at 4:26 pm
    Thought that said "Is The roosterroach The Perfect Orgasm?"

    0.0
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    Jowsh Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2011 at 4:27 pm
    oh COME ON spell check.. second filter of that word in as many days.. Dry.
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    Jowsh Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2011 at 4:27 pm
    swear filter even * :P
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    kissmybim Male 40-49
    439 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 5:25 pm
    I want to take a shower now
  30. Profile photo of handys003
    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 5:52 pm
    Well they have just lived too long. Time to go extinct. It`s our species turn to be the roosterroach.
  31. Profile photo of Sh0rtEe
    Sh0rtEe Male 13-17
    47 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 7:47 pm
    50 body lengths per second? what? Thats like 180 mph.
  32. Profile photo of AngryYouth
    AngryYouth Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2011 at 8:19 pm
    That last part was especially interesting.
  33. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2011 at 9:07 pm
    I for one hail our future overlords
  34. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 9:14 pm
    That`s all well and good, but I`m still killing them should they show up in this house.

    They haven`t, but my animosity remains.

    I liked the last bit. We`ll use them for our own ends. Muahaha.
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    dub47 Male 18-29
    77 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 9:36 pm
    @Sh0rtEe:

    It`s 50 body lengths of itself, not 50 of a human.
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    Damngreens Male 18-29
    163 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 9:52 pm
    reminds me of fairly odd parents "world domination!"
  37. Profile photo of MakiTaki
    MakiTaki Female 18-29
    39 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 11:04 pm
    Eww, they have to give me a reason for them running towards you instead of running away, I panic when they do that, specially if it`s flying.
  38. Profile photo of RobSwindol
    RobSwindol Male 30-39
    2514 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 4:13 am
    What`s the benefit of living an extended period of time with no head?
  39. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
    2220 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 4:25 am
    I admire its purity. A survivor... unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality.
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    mischief83 Male 18-29
    186 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 7:46 am
    nice links today IAB
  41. Profile photo of puppies04
    puppies04 Male 18-29
    686 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 9:54 am
    I don`t thnk there is an advantage RobSwindol but i have to do it every time i annoy my wife. :P
  42. Profile photo of Quackor
    Quackor Male 18-29
    2856 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 10:11 am
    if it were cute as a cat, maybe it would be perfect
  43. Profile photo of Raokin
    Raokin Female 18-29
    452 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 11:48 am
    Books in the form of roosterroach DNA; that`s the most awesome but probably useless idea ever.
  44. Profile photo of Joeraccoon
    Joeraccoon Male 18-29
    191 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 12:20 pm
    @robswindol, whats the point of living an extended period of time /with/ your head?
  45. Profile photo of DShephard
    DShephard Male 18-29
    1595 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 7:40 pm
    I was just going to say what Quackor said.

    Yeah, if they were furry, cuddly and looked exactly like a kitty, then they would be perfect.

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