Declare your love by naming roach at Houston museum after your Valentine

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Friday, February 12, 2016

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Still not sure what to get your loved one this Valentine's Day? The Houston Museum of Natural Science is offering a unique way to declare your everlasting love to your significant other.

For just $5, you can name one of the Madagascar hissing cockroaches currently on display at the museum's Grand Hall. Buyers also receive a digital commemorative certificate for their Valentine.

"Roaches have survived on Earth for more than 350 million years. How's that for a lasting declaration of love?" the museum wrote in a press relelase. "It's been said these tough little beasts can survive a nuclear blast; they can absolutely survive the Valentine's Day season. Do something different to stand out and show your love. It's super fun, it's the most unforgettable gift ever and it's a great way to support conservation and education at the Houston Museum of Natural Science!"

The roaches will be on display at their new home, the Heartbreak Motel, until February 19.

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