Normally, most of us would scamper away in fear, shriek our hearts out or go into genocide mode when we see a cockroach. These critters have earned such disdain and disgust from us humans, that who would actually give a dead cockroach a funeral right? Well apparently, the Anthropology department and a couple of students from Texas A&M University.
On December 3, Associate Professor Michael Alvard of the university’s Anthropology department came across a dead cockroach by the stairwell. The dead roach was even named “Rosie Roach” and was given a little tombstone. Alvard snapped a pic and posted in his Facebook with the words,
“There has been a dead cockroach in the anthropology building’s stairwell for at least two weeks. Some enterprising person has now made her a little shrine,”
2-week old dead Rosie Roach in her final resting place.
By evening the memorial for Rosie grew, with flowers and other tributes…
and even more tributes… Perhaps some of these have been Rosie's favorite things? Never Forget!
The next day, somebody even provided her a coffin and a funeral pyre
P.S Can we just say whoever touched her and put her in the “coffin” is such a brave soul! I’d die from cringing!
By the third day, much love for Rosie poured out. Some left her stuff toys, candles and all sorts of memorabilia.
There were even notes and poetry dedicated for her.
Even if thou have struck fear in my heart, thou shall not be forgotten…
I must say, Anthropology students sure are a creative bunch!
However just as everything has a beginning, it too must end.
A week after the memorial for Rosie had been set up, she was given a proper send-off via cremation. A spokesperson from the Department of Anthropology said that at least a dozen student and staff attended the funeral, while some still paid their respects later on that day. They even commented that,
“The memorial brought our department together and added to our sense of community. Students from outside the department would come by daily to see what had been added and would comment on how great this was,”
This story is amazing in a way that it shows how humans value life and regard death even for a cockroach. But it’s also kinda intriguing how the cockroach was unremoved there for two weeks! Faulty cleaning or sanitation is it? Or since we’re dealing with the Anthropology department here, is it a social experiment? We can never know… at least Rosie Roach will be remembered in history as a cockroach that brought all those people together!
What do you think of this? Crazy? Awesome? Sound-off below!
Philippines Wins Miss Universe After Steve Harvey Announced the Wrong Winner
Host announces wrong Miss Universe winner. Pageant mistakenly crowns wrong contestant.
First Runner up Ariadna Gutierrez was first announced as winner by the host Steve Harvey. Just when Gutierrez was savouring her glory; smiling and waving to the crowd, Harvey quickly interrupted and apologized for his mistake.
Pia Wurtzbach was surprised and shocked when a correction was made by the host and announced Philippines as the true Miss Universe 2015. This awkward moment stole the show while the crowd was puzzled and in deep shock about Harvey’s terrible mistake.
“Listen, folks. Let me just take control over this. This is exactly what’s on the card. I will take responsibility for this. It was my mistake.” Harvey told the crowd. ...
Two Strangers Played Piano in Perfect Sync in a Paris Train Station
He was playing the piano by himself, when a stranger interrupted! The result? Perfect musical eargasm 😉
Playing one perfect composition in the piano takes a lot of practice already. But what if you mix up two original tunes and have strangers who have never met, play the mash-up? Sounds pretty chaotic right? But these two Parisian gentlemen did just that, and the result was absolute perfection!
The video was taken by an onlooker in a Paris station. Being the culture capital of the world, most train stations in Paris have what they call "a vous de jouer" pianos, or "it's your turn to play" pianos. These provide entertainment in the stations. It also enables passengers to share their musical gifts to everyone while passing time.
Watch two strangers play their original composition together in this awesome video
Awesome Photos of Baby Turned Into “Elf on the Shelf” Will Melt Your Heart.
Check – out these awesome photos and be fascinated! Creativeness will make a wonderful experience for kids this Christmas time!
The Elf on the Shelf is a popular book for children. It’s about Santa’s elves that visit houses during Christmas season. The scout elves observe the children secretly whether they act pleasantly or if they misbehave.
Some families practice this every Christmas period. Elf on the Shelf requires imagination and creativity to be able to convince little children to participate. Many children love this tradition because they are able to put their imagination in to reality. This is exactly what Alan Lawrence did; he is the father of a four month old baby named Rockwell.
He creatively transformed his son to an elf on the shelf and took cute and awesome photos each day....