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Sunday, 11 May 2014

Cockroach

Thomas Edison developed in 1866 a device to electrocute cockroaches.

Tea made of cockroaches was a common Creole medicine for treating tetanus and other ailments in the 19th century.

The world record for cockroaches eaten is 24 in a minute by retired English rat catcher Ken Edwards on March 5, 2001.

In 2007, a Russian cockroach named Nadezhda became the first creature to give birth in space.

The scientific name for a group of cockroaches is called an intrusion.

Cockroaches can run on two legs, and that they can reach speeds of almost five feet per second.

A cockroach can change directions up to 25 times in a second.

Female cockroaches make eggs more quickly if they cuddle with other roaches.


Baby cockroaches are called nymphs. They are soft and white but turn hard and brown on contact with air.

A cockroach can bite with 50 times more force than its body weight.

Cockroaches can flatten themselves almost to the thinness of a piece of paper in order to slide into tiny cracks.

Much like humans, cockroaches get lonely if they don’t have companionship

A cockroach can live nine days without its head before it starves to death.

The Cockroach Hall of Fame Museum may be found in Phoenix, Arizona.

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