Trained Cockroach Smuggles Smokes (Jun, 1938)

Trained Cockroach Smuggles Smokes
How a prisoner in solitary confinement received forbidden cigarettes was revealed by Amarillo, Tex., jail officials. Inmates tied a cigarette and match to the back of a trained cockroach, which smuggled them into the cell.

  1. Kryten007 says: April 7, 200710:14 pm

    Simultaneously the most ridiculous and most brilliant thing I’ve ever heard. How did they train it, though?

    Also, is it just me, or does the insect pictured look NOTHING like a cockroach?

  2. Blurgle says: April 24, 20079:38 pm

    I think that’s a bee.

  3. Anne says: April 8, 20086:19 am

    What if the roach tries to squeeze under something with that strike-anywhere match tied to its back? Doesn’t sound pretty to me..

  4. Pete says: June 10, 20081:19 pm

    That’s a locust/grasshopper !!! Either way, I will keep that in mind if I’m ever in jail.

  5. some person says: September 30, 20087:24 pm

    OMG!!! WTF!!! y would u smoke a cigarett that has been tied to a cockroach??

  6. Anon says: October 10, 20087:07 pm

    because you’re in jail…

  7. CircusTravis says: October 17, 20106:53 am

    That IS a cockroach. Most people aren’t used to seeing the bottom side of them.

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