Cockroach Racing

Cockroach racetracks were just one of the products sold by the International Mutoscope Reel Company. But the sales just weren't enough to save the company from bankruptcy in 1949.

Posted By: Alex - Mon Apr 08, 2013
Category: Sports


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I can think of a few places where cockroach races still take place:

Ambulance chaser attorney offices.
Used car sales offices.
Life insurance sales offices.
Advertising agencies.
Congress.

In each case, the cockroaches are not necessarily insects. wink
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 04/08/13 at 08:12 AM
Around my family the fastest thing running around a cockroach race would be the women!

BTW, KDP, I've been 2/5 of your list at one time or another.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 04/08/13 at 08:22 AM
I recall an episode of M*A*S*H in which they had cockroach races. Dr. Pierce ("Hawkeye") poo-poohed them with the comment: "people who go to those things only want to see a cockroach crash."
Posted by tadchem on 04/08/13 at 01:31 PM
I found lots of cockroach races on youtube. Here's one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPaJ4NopkUQ
-Cougar :{)
Posted by Cougar Allen on 04/08/13 at 04:57 PM
Where did you get this? If someone did this for a lark, it's one of the better "retro" forgeries I've ever seen.
Posted by Lileks in Minneapolis on 04/28/13 at 11:47 PM
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