Nothing Says Love Like Hissing Cockroaches

Image: Wildlife Conservation Society

This just arrived in my inbox from the Bronx Zoo: for Valentine’s day you can name a Madagascar hissing cockroach after someone you love, or after someone you have complicated feelings about that can only be summed up with a cockroach namesake. Ten bucks buys you the naming rights to one of the zoo’s 58,000 cockroaches and a cool certificate to show you care. Cockroaches are forever.

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