Trying To Escape From Human-Size Sticky Cockroach Trap

May 27, 2016


This is a promotional video made by Japanese firm Earth Chemical of a cockroach trap that's 929-times the size of the regular cockroach traps they sell, to show just how strong they are. They have a scientist, runner and sumo wrestler try to cross the trap without getting stuck. SPOILER: They all fail, although the runner almost makes it after abandoning his shoes. I also abandoned my shoes. And my socks. I am one of those people who walks everywhere barefoot now that your mom says disparaging things about under her breath. It's cool, I know she doesn't like me. Which is why we're going to have to date in secret. "Or just not date at all." Yeah, I like my idea way better. I'll throw pebbles at your window tonight, okay?

Keep going for the video, but skip to 1:00 for the action.

Thanks to hairless, who's convinced he's so smooth he could have rolled across that trap like a greased log.

  • Seeing as the video has comments and ratings disabled, there is definitely something fishy going on. Not to mention all the super quick cuts and apparent lack of goo when the subject initially begins...especially the runner, who, for whatever reason doesn't even attempt to continue after leaving his Starting Block.

  • DapperNathaniel

    as the text above states, this is a promotional video. They're not trying to pass this off as actual research, it's meant to advertise both a brand of roach traps and an anime that features giant mutant roach people as the central villains.

  • Madz

    that sumo nipple suction at 2:58

  • Phaykir Bigg

    they should make the entry points in the ghetto out of these traps.

  • Chaz Gomez

    I saw this on SNL decades ago as a video ad for the Jogger Motel...

  • GWZipper

    What about a person in ice skates?

  • joe man

    come in handy living in the ghetto

  • Norbi Whitney

    Oh come on the sprinter stopped running before he even put his first foot down. If he has committed...

  • Meh

    I love Japan.

  • Xockszky

    Oh goody, let's humanize the cockroaches so we feel like shit for not wanting them in our houses spreading diseases to our families!

  • Sandy Dmyterko

    I am wondering how they got them off of the cockroach trap.

  • Adibobea9

    Usually once the trap is used, you just throw it away and get a new one.…

  • Gordon Freeman

    Probably a shitload of acetone.

  • johnny1019

    I've freed lizards from traps like these using olive oil.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I don't know what kind of adhesive that is but if you ever get something really ridiculous stuck to you (like tree sap) you can use baby oil, mineral oil, vaseline, peanut butter. That might work with this trap glue.

  • TheDR

    I'm glad none of them had any body hair. The pain, THE PAIN!

  • GeneralDisorder

    Sumo had some body hair. Not a lot.

  • dycantos

    The sumo wrestler also had blood coming from his feet which is probably plenty painful on its own

  • GeneralDisorder

    I'm not seeing any blood. I just watched it again and again. Don't see it.

  • The_Wretched

    I'm surprised they got to keep all of their skin.

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