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.

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: Would you buy a smartwatch?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

Advertisement
Golden Gavel by Star Tribune

Countdown to great deals

Bid Sept. 21-29

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT