Jeepers creepers! 😱 Houston museum offers creepy Valentine’s Day gift sure to make your skin crawl

‘Because nothing makes a heart beat faster than a roach’

File image of a hissing cockroach (Pixabay)

HOUSTON – Roses are red, violets are blue, want a hissing cockroach named after you?

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is offering the lovestruck and lovelorn the chance to name a hissing cockroach in honor of their special someone, or ex-someone.

The $10 cockroach valentine includes a certificate and commemorative pin. You can view your cockroach at the Heartbreak Motel located inside the museum gift shop through Feb. 14.

Proceeds from the promotion benefit the Cockrell Butterfly Center.

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