Get That Special Someone a Roach for Valentine’s Day… Go Ahead… See What Happens

In what is described as the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, New York’s Bronx Zoo is offering the chance to name a Madagascar hissing cockroach after that special someone in your life. “Flowers wilt. Chocolates melt. Roaches are forever,” the zoo said on its website about the name a roach gift, which was also billed as a limited Valentine’s Day offer.

Go ahead and I assure you, unless your special someone is a loon, next year you won’t have to bother getting her or him anything. And yet

More than 1,000 people chose the cockroach option for their Valentine in the first 24 hours of the offer this week, a zoo spokesman said. The recipient of the present gets a certificate explaining that there is a special insect living at the zoo with his or her name on it.

I. Am. Speechless.

2 thoughts on “Get That Special Someone a Roach for Valentine’s Day… Go Ahead… See What Happens

  1. Michael Acidri 11 Feb 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Can I order one please 🙂

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  2. Michael Acidri 12 Feb 2011 at 9:02 am

    wouldnt be surprised if people start sending roach boxes instead of christmas cards soon.

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