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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian15 Jun 2022 12:51 p.m. PST

An 18th-century cockroach named Peri, discovered in the ledger of a French slave-trading vessel, has become a surprise addition to the National Archives after the book was opened for the first time in more than two centuries…

The Guardian: link

Tortorella Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2022 1:39 p.m. PST

Surprised he was not still alive…

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2022 3:32 p.m. PST

True that!

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2022 4:46 p.m. PST

He'll receive a peer in the House of Lords…

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2022 3:15 a.m. PST

Come to Detroit there are plenty of them.

Dn Jackson Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2022 9:03 a.m. PST

He was squished next to an 18th Century Twinkie that was still good.

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2022 10:34 a.m. PST

And an early version of a Mcdonald french fry.

Gus Fring16 Jun 2022 11:33 p.m. PST

As Salma Hayek would say, "The cucaracha lives!"

Dagwood17 Jun 2022 9:32 a.m. PST

You could extract the DNA and make a clone, and resurrect it !

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