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.

3rd December
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A professor at Texas A&M University posted these photos to Facebook.

“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.”

4th December
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“Interesting.”

Note the clip.

4th December
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Later that day…

4th December
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More tributes that afternoon. Some flowers and notes, coins, and a Band-Aid.

5th December
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“There is a candle now and a little coffin for the carcass… And for the record, I had nothing to do with the genesis of this memorial.”

The tributes continue to flow. A lollipop, bottlecaps and a cigarette.

5th December
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“Somebody built a funeral pyre.”

8th December
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The Post-It on the wall reads,

“You were always there to say hello to me in the morning, Rosie! We will miss you.”

The sign above:

“Rosie the Roach will be with us until Tuesday, December 14th when a celebration of her life will be conducted. Food and drinks will be served in the main office during the afternoon.”

16th December
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Rosie’s popularity grew, and she was allowed to lay in state for a while longer than originally anticipated.

More words: “Here lies Rosie, a free roach.”

A generous soul left a joint on the funeral pyre. Someone built a tiny cairn. Can’t identify the currencies of the paper monies left.

16th December
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More testimonials and poetry.

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“They cremated the roach this afternoon…”

Vale, Rosie. h/t: imgur

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