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Here’s one for those determined to never let bygones be bygones.
You can now name a cockroach after your ex. You know, the way other people might name a star up in the Milky Way after their kid.
England’s Hemsley Conservation Centre just launched a program whereby interested (bitter) ex-lovers can “adopt” a cockroach and name it after the one that broke your heart/patience/most treasured family heirloom.
It’s a steal at just $2, and will earn you a certificate “guest pass” of sorts to come visit the zoo itself. (N.b. This is also a pretty decent gift for a beleaguered single friend … Hemsley will name a cockroach on behalf of your mate, if that’s what you’d like.)
For those who prefer their roaches this side of the pond, you can always name a Madagacar hissing cockroach at the Bronx Zoo, although their campaign is weirdly geared toward couples in thriving relationships, and at $15, is billed as a legitimate expression of love. Might want to stick to roses and a show.
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