Jan 13, 2012

Cockroach facts..... errmmm (I hate them... but this is pretty interesting!!!!)

  • The word cockroach comes from the Spanish word “cucaracha” which means “crazy bug”.
  • A cockroach can hold it’s breath for up to 40 minutes.A cockroach can hold it’s breath for up to 40 minutes.
  • A cockroach can live for 3-4 weeks without its head.
  • In a nuclear war which would level the Earth, cockroaches would be the only survivors.
  • Cockroaches have white blood.
  • Most roaches have the ability to fly, but not all do
  • The largest roach in the world is the largest body, Macropanesthia rhinocerus from Australia weighing in at up to 50 grams.
  • Fried Cockroaches are common snacks in Cambodia, as are spiders and rats.
  • Try to catch a cockroach and you will see it is almost impossible. On their flanks cockroaches have small hairs that detect the slightest movement of the air caused by approaching animals as well as their direction.
  • Laboratory female roaches are able to reproduce without aid of a male. They produce all female offspring.
  • The cockroach world does not exist of dating or romantic warm-up rituals. The female mates only once and is pregnant for the rest of her life.
  • During the Vietnam War, USA used cockroaches to detect farmers who were doubling as Communist guerrillas.
  • Cockroaches have teeth in their stomachs.
  • Crushed cockroaches when applied to a wound, can help ease the sting.
  • A cockroach can change directions up to 25 times in a second.
  • If a cockroach breaks a leg it can grow another one.
  • Cockroaches breathe through their sides, and not through their noses.
  • Cockroaches are known to spend about 75% of the day just sitting around and doing nothing.
  • Cockroaches have 6 legs and at least 18 ‘knees’.
  • Cockroaches can run at the speed of 3 miles per hour.

    1. Reading facts of roaches tis givin me goose pimples..uhhh


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