Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Headless Cockroach Can Live Up To Nine Days

Most people are familiar with the notion that cockroach are hearty, durable pests.
Anyone who has ever been plagued by a roach problem knows just how resilient these grotesque little creatures can be.
If you’ve ever seen roaches scatter at the flick of a late night light switch, you also know that these nasty little vermin have an amazing propensity toward copulation.
Yet, many are surprised at just how adept cockroach are at survival and reproduction.
Roaches are able to live up to nine days without a head because their brains are located deep within their body cavities.
A headless cockroach continues to mate with other fertile roaches until eventually succumbing to starvation.

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