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by | 29th, July 2004

‘WE British love our pets. Kill a man or invade a country and we’ll debate the whys and wherefores until we’re all blue in the face. But be cruel to a dog and you’ll be stung up from the nearest lamppost.

But one man in Beijing, China, couldn’t find a dog. Or a cat. Or even a rat. So he took to keeping around 200,000 cockroaches as pets. The pensioner told police he had begun breeding the cockroaches as a hobby after his wife died.

That’s fine – but how did he remember all their names?’

Posted: 29th, July 2004 | In: Strange But True Comment | TrackBack | Permalink