Feeds

Nintendo Wii said to 'attract cockroaches'

Cue predictable gag from PS3/Xbox fanboys

Reducing security risks from open source software

If you’re not a fan of creepy crawlies then you may want to turn your Wii off. The latest theory crawling through the gaming world is that the console actively attracts cockroaches.

Wii_cockroach

Is your Wii attracting cockroaches?

Image courtesy Foureyesjokeshop.com

The theory can be traced back to Japanese-language gaming website Barks, which claimed that the Wii gives off a cockroach-friendly frequency that attracts the pests better than four-week-old pizza.

Cockroaches aren’t known for their superior hearing abilities, mainly because they don’t have any eardrums. However, according to one online report, the little pests respond to air movements and ground vibrations, detected by hairs on the body.

Most electrical equipment makes at least some sort of electrical ‘hum’. However, it’s doubtful that cockroaches are attracted by the console’s wireless connectivity because rival wireless consoles have not been claimed to suffer similar problems coming up through the cracks.

Reg Hardware would like to know if you think this theory is correct. So, if you’re a Wii owner and are currently bathing in a sea of cockroaches, then drop us a line. Students needn’t apply...

Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable

More from The Register

next story
Child diagnosed as allergic to iPad
Apple's fondleslab is the tablet dermatitis sufferers won't want to take
Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops
Redmond's chief salesman: We're taking 'hard' decisions
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
Seventh-gen SPARC silicon will accelerate Oracle databases
Uncle Larry's mutually-optimised stack to become clearer in August
EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers
El Reg cops a squint at investigatory letters
Big Blue Apple: IBM to sell iPads, iPhones to enterprises
iOS/2 gear loaded with apps for big biz ... uh oh BlackBerry
prev story

Whitepapers

Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.