Wednesday, February 15, 2006

When they designate an official assassin bug, let me know.

In May 2005, the state of Delaware passed a bill designating the stonefly (Order Plecoptera) as the official State macroinvertebrate.

13 comments:

RR said...

Wow. That sure beats Texas having an official snack.

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Amstaff Mom said...

Ugh. Nasty little creature.

Ben said...

I wonder if they make chocolate covered Plecopteras anywhere?

Probably not in Delaware.

RR said...

Did you notice that they have a state beverage? In case you didn't and are wondering what it is, I can tell you. It's milk.

As far as I know, we here in Texas don't have a state beverage. We do, however, have a state cooking implement--the cast iron dutch oven.

RR said...

Oh, and Ben? Ew.

EmmaSometimes said...

ew...ew..and the horseshoe crab isn't looking that great either. yikes

JLR said...

ben: hahahahaha! and ew.

rr: does that mean we are supposed to own a cast iron dutch oven? Because we don't.

am: at least they are going for purifying water. Somehow they tied that in. I think it's supposed to be a symbol of their excellent water quality. Or something. I wasn't clear on the whole thing, just really creeped out.

jb: I think we can all agree that we don't want to live in Delaware.

Amstaff Mom said...

My parents have an cast-iron dutch oven. It serves as a decoration/decor holder in their kitchen. But I think it still works if you had the proper hook-ups. They found it at an estate sale in HP years ago.

HMc said...

Texas also has an official flying mammal - the Mexican Wingtailed Bat. So make fun of Delaware all you want, but it wouldn't surprise me if we have an official insect also. I'm just saying.

Lia said...

It's getting a bit excessive. An official state macroinvertebrate? I mean, really!

Oh, and thanks for the link.

jes said...

Texas has an official snack? And a state cooking implement?

Do you know all this because you work at the Hall of State?

Ben said...

Where'd you go? Did you have a nervous breakdown because of lawschool and now you are in some padded room with arms restrained and drool coming from the corner of your mouth?

EmmaSometimes said...

where have you gone? Have you been eaten by a voracious assassin bug? Are you trapped under something large? Miss chatting with you.