Cockroach Facts for FUN
- Cockroaches have an open circulatory system, & breathe through little holes in each of their body segments.
- Cockroaches can live a week without their head! They only die because it can’t drink water!
- Cockroaches can hold their breath for 40 minutes, & survive being submerged under water for a half hour!
- Cockroaches run up to three miles an hour!
- Newborn German cockroaches become adults in as little as 36 days!
- German cockroaches are the most common roach, & cause outbreaks of illness & allergic reactions.
- A one-day-old cockroach, about the size of a speck of dust, & runs almost as fast as its parents.
- American cockroaches have shown attraction to alcoholic beverages, especially beer.
- The world’s largest roach lives in South America, and is six inches long with a one-foot wingspan!
- Cockroaches are believed to have originated over 280 million years ago, in the Carboniferous era.
- There are over 4,000 species of cockroaches in the world!
- Cockroaches are cold-blooded, and can live without food for a month, but only survive 1 week without water.
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