Japan's 'Gokiten' website offers a new kind of climate forecast- a 'Cockroach Weather' report. The system operates within a fourfold scale, matching a geographic heat index, known here as a 'Cockdex,' with predictions of whether or not one will encounter a cockroach throughout the day.
The color-coded map shown on the website breaks down the Japanese landscape. In addition to offering a detailed Cockroach Weather report, Gokiten also doubles as a forum. Online members are invited to submit their personal opinions on the prevalence of cockroaches, adding to the insect-themed undertakings overall accuracy.
Although this concept may be disturbing for some, it is certainly informative and moreover influential. Travelers and local citizens may very well avoid certain areas based on these estimates.
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