September 11, 2010

cockroach brains are good for you

Extracts of ground-up brain and other nerve tissue from the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana, and desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria, killed more than 90 percent of a type of E. coli that causes meningitis, and also killed methicillin-resistant staph, microbiologist Simon Lee reported Sept. 7 at the Society for General Microbiology meeting at the University of Nottingham in England.

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  1. Derek White on September 11th, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Maybe that’s Nick Cage’s secret.

  2. Sheila Ryan on September 11th, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Se come una cucaracha.

  3. Derek White on September 11th, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Evidently for real. Twice. I don’t know why it’s in Spanish. But it’s possibly the best movie ever.