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How did it get between the windows?


Maybe this is why the flight attendant kept asking us to close the shades.


  1. #1 Greg Laden
    September 21, 2009

    Is that a cockroach?

  2. #2 Sandra Porter
    September 21, 2009

    Yep. At least it was dead.

  3. #3 Greg Laden
    September 21, 2009

    This is the sort of thing that makes it easy to see why people used to believe in spontaneous generation.

  4. #4 Ian
    September 22, 2009

    Greg: Is that a cockroach?
    Sandra: Yep. At least it was dead.

    Sandra, how do you know what gender the roach was? Maybe it wasn’t a cockroach, maybe it was henroach.

  5. #5 Jim Thomerson
    September 27, 2009

    Friend who does environmental work for the Air Force told me the Air Force puts a lot of time and effort into seeing that no brown tree snakes hitch a ride on aircraft flying in the Pacific. They find a stowaway from time to time.

  6. #6 Plane Flyer
    October 20, 2009

    Indeed, they keep asking us to “pull the shades down”! Especially on long haul flights, this is damn annoying!

    So, this is where the insects come out of?

    Where do they live? Oh gosh! I never would have thought that cockroaches even live on airplanes!
    I bet NASA shuttles have their own ones! 😀

  7. #7 David Thompson
    December 5, 2009

    I’ve found other examples of cockroaches on planes. One cockroach even made it into space. See http://www.hitchhikinganimals.blogspot.com

  8. #8 Sandra Porter
    December 5, 2009

    Thanks David,

    Those are some great stories!

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