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In US Students set up grand burial for cockroach

Some students at Texas A & M University came across a dead cockroach at their college staircase and decided to give it a grand burial.

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Some students at Texas A & M University came across a dead cockroach at their college staircase and decided to give it a grand burial.

Rosie Roach, as they nicknamed it, was given a two weeks series of tribute and last respect by the students before cremation.

It all started when Micheal Alvard, an associate professor of anthropology at the University shared a photo of the dead cockroach on his Facebook page. He wrote: “There has been a dead cockroach in the anthropology building’s stairwell for at least two weeks. Some enterprising person has now made her a little shrine.”

 

Day by day, visitors to the shrine where the cockroach laid increased in number. They also dropped off items like candles, stuffed toys, coins, lollipops, bottlecaps, poetry and even notes, one of which read “Here lies Rosie, a free roach.”

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Rosie was finally given a befitting cremation while placed on top of a small funeral pyre. The professor who discovered the cockroach said he had no hand in the organization of its memorial service.

A representative of the University’s anthropology department said that about a dozen people were at the burial of the cockroach.

Hopefully, the cockroach makes it into heaven (if cockroaches are allowed there).

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