TIL In 1969, a group of researchers trained cockroaches to race, built them a transparent case and ‘invited’ other cockroaches as an audience. Those ‘racers’ who had their species looking at them were able to race faster than those without.

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The fastest ones got to deliver cigarettes

IMilkYourDrinkshake

Summer of love, first Boeing 747, cockroach racing, last Beatles album. 1969 was a hell of a year.

pickycheestickeater

Roach racers reliably react to relatives

highoncraze

Lol. This has to be a cross species thing. The only thing we need to know is what animal will NOT go faster if being observed by clappable cheeks.

ToAlphaCentauriGuy

Yeah I’m gonna call shenanigans

panda4sleep