We're Doomed: Scientists Discover Jumping Cockroach

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​Introducing the leaproach.

Yes, friends, this week scientists announced the discovery of the newest, scariest addition to the already dream-haunting 4,000 species of the sewer bug -- and this one jumps. 

The leaproach, scientific name saltoblattella montistabularis, is noted as an "evolution" of the cockroach with "extreme" bulging eyes to pinpoint landing spots, more aerodynamic antenna sockets for flying, muscular, grasshopper-like back legs to jump 48 times its body length, and an appetite for grasshopper poop (we're not going to ask how they know it's "a favorite").



"Other cockroaches that live in the same environment haven't bothered to evolve an ability to jump," writes zoologist Mike Picker of the University of Cape Town and leader of a Dec. 6 Biology Letters study detailing the leaproach's hopping mechanics. "But this small cockroach has quite literally made the leap." 

Picker also noted that the leaproach out-jumps the locust. Welcome to 2012.. 

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23 comments
Bobby
Bobby

We are not doomed. Cock roaches are eaten in many third world nations, with no side effects at all. This jumper will meet the same fate.

Tom Boros
Tom Boros

I heard rumors they're studying international literature too

Tom Boros
Tom Boros

I heard rumors they're studying international literature too

ELLO
ELLO

Kriss Kross?

Zvdbnzdfb
Zvdbnzdfb

Oh god, we are all doomed!  Pretty cool to see evolution in motion though.....

Miguel Henriquez
Miguel Henriquez

This isn't the result of evolution but the result of watching too much Space Jam.

K-9
K-9

I for one welcome our new... no, I can't say it. 

It's COCKROACHES! We fight them to the last man!

ZangKoo2
ZangKoo2

Oh snap thats downright scary dude. Wow.www.Total-Privacy dot US

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