News of the Weird: College fund built on roaches' backs

  • by: CHUCK SHEPHERD
  • Updated: August 23, 2013 - 1:40 PM

At age 20, Kyle Kandilian of Dearborn, Mich., has created a start-up business to fund his college expenses, but it involves a roomful of nearly 200,000 cockroaches in his family’s home. The environmental science major at University of Michigan-Dearborn breeds species ranging from the familiar household pests, which he sells on the cheap as food for other people’s pets, to the more exotic Madagascar hissing roaches and rhino roaches, which can live for 10 to 15 years.

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