Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Introducing 'spaceroach' grandchildren

Interfax news agency reported the birth of 30 healthy descendants of the pioneering cockroach Nadezhda (Hope), who was conceived last September in an orbiting laboratory named Foton-M.

Unlike Nadezhda's children, who showed a faster maturation rate than normal, the grandchildren correspond completely to the average household cockroach, said Dmitry Atyakshin, a scientist at Voronezh Medical Academy, 470 kilometres south of Moscow.

Oh, they only seem to "correspond completely" to their terrestrial counterparts.

It's only a matter of time until Nadezhda's vile spawn infiltrate their orbiting laboratory's navigation systems and land that sucker in a major city.

1 comment:

kcotae said...

Interesting, as I've always considered children to be "infestations" Maybe there's a cockroach connection?!