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Leaping Cockroach Moves the Web

by Claudine Zap
Here’s news that is sure to bug. Scientists have discovered yet another type of cockroach, and (if this is even possible) it’s more horrifying than your basic, everyday  roach: This one jumps. The find, from South Africa, can jump the distance of 48 times the length of its body. This bug’s motion is possible due to its extra-long, spring-activated legs, classifying it as a “leaproach,” since it jumps or hops to get around, according to the journal Royal Society Publishing. The critter has become a YouTube hit, with 35,000 views of the leaproach demonstrating its long jump. According

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