Cockroach Racing World Championships
Race Your Roach In A World Event - Coming soon ...... January 26, 2012
Leave it up to those Aussies to create a special yearly event whereby one can have fun, good food, races, etc., over a discussing bug! But, don't get me wrong, I am all for it. Those babies are big enough and, if you have ever seen them run....well, winning with a cockroach has got to be easier than trying to race frogs at Calaveras County.
As the story goes, this all started back in 1982 when two old punters (gambler - but on just about anything) sat in the bar arguing over which suburb had the biggest and fastest roaches (per official site http://www.cockroachraces.com.au). Now they say this was at the Story Bridge Hotel. I know nothing about this location, but, if they had roaches...I think I would be running the other direction.
But, if you need a reason to have a celebration, or a race, or a fun event, I guess a bug will do. Now I understand that they will have a DJs, live bands, food, costumes, dunking machines - - I sure wish I could afford to be there. It sounds like a fun event! There will have a Miss Cocky Competition, and you can even qualify for an entry into the Hall of Fame. I guess that makes you a top Cocky!
Now there is some really good news, in addition to the fun that will be had by all, and that is that last years event raised $14K in donations for Variety - the children's charity. That there makes in a worth wild event! Oh, did I mention that they are also in the Guinness World Records. What an honor!
Now, in the 2010 event, they had 14 races. The first race started at 12 noon and continued through till 4:30 p.m. I find this fascinating. Some people find it difficult to keep busy at work till 4:30 p.m. Can you imagine racing roaches for most of the afternoon? Wow!
Cocky Day Best Stable
Just think, if you can come up with a team of funny looking people, with a cleaver name, costumes, you just might be able to take the prize! Check it out to your right:
Link-A-Long With Me - Watch Out For The Bugs!
- World Travel Guide
Of all things, a January event of cockroach racing.
- Cockroach Races
The official site.
A news release on the upcoming event.
- Get Rid of Roaches
Need to get rid of roaches?
- Roach Identification
Not sure what a roach looks like, this site will help.
- Think Exist
Quotes about cockroaches
Cockroaches on Film
Ok folks, some of these videos will gross you out! But the Myth Busters and the Robotic ones are very interesting.
January 26, 2015 Races
Away With Them!
Check out those videos above!
Even though you might need roaches for the Cockroach Racing World Championships, you don't want them around otherwise, right? These products just might be helpful.
THE OFFICIAL RULES OF COCKROACH RACING AS APPROVED BY SOCOG or The Society of Cockroach Only Gaming
“I am a survivor. I am like a cockroach, you just can't get rid of me.” Madonna/singer
Story Bridge Hotel
Now that does not look like a roach motel!
200 Main Street
Kangaroo Point, Brisbane
Queensland 4169 Australia
They have their own Web site: Story Bridge