Believe it or not…
The largest roach in the world is 6 inches long and has a 1 foot wingspan.
Think that your teenagers are lazy? Cockroaches spend about 75% of their time resting.
There are over 5,000 species of cockroaches in the world.
A cockroach can swim and can hold it’s breath for about 40 minutes!
Some female cockroaches mate once and are pregnant for the rest of their lives.
Cockroaches can flatten themselves almost to the thinness of a piece of paper in order to slide into tiny cracks.
Cockroaches can be frozen for weeks and then thawed with no ill effects.
Roaches can withstand 126 g’s of pressure with no problem. People get squished at 18 g’s.
A cockroach can live for a week without its head. After about a week it dies of thirst since it is not able to drink water without a mouth.
If a cockroach touches a human, it runs to safety and cleans itself.
Crushed roaches can be applied to a stinging wound to help relieve the pain.
It is estimated that roaches have been on earth for about 350 million years.
Many cockroaches are able to fly.
Cockroaches get their vitamins from bacteria that live in their bodies.
Fried cockroaches are common snacks in Cambodia, as are spiders and rats.
Cockroaches have teeth in their stomachs.
A cockroach can change directions up to 25 times in a second.
The American Cockroach is attracted to beer.
In a nuclear war which would level the Earth, cockroaches would be the only survivors. They have higher radiation resistance than vertebrates with the lethal dose 6-15 times that for human.
Make sure you don’t miss our blog article titled “Are cockroaches harmful to my family’s health?”
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