The New York Daily News reports that engineering students at Cooper Union were studying the movement of cockroaches by hooking them up to electrodes and shocking them. But the roaches got used to that and stopped moving. So they tried music with some interesting results: Roaches had no response to Weezer or heavy metal, but when they played Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” the roaches responded immediately and wouldn’t stop flapping.
- You gotta admit, “Bad Romance” is a real toe-tapper!
- Ironically, Lady Gaga smoked a roach just before recording that tune.
- The Gay roaches also responded to songs by Bette Midler and Barry Manilow.