Did you know that a roach can live a week without a head? It dies after a week due to lack of water. Here are some more interesting facts about roaches.
- It's hard to sneak up on a roach. They have one great big nerve connecting their tails to their heads, alerting them to danger from behind.
- Roaches have faster reflexes than humans.
- Roaches can swim and hold their breath for 40 minutes.
- They recognize family and friends by their distinctive odors.
- Male cockroaches weigh less than female cockroaches, and males can fly and flee faster.
- Crushed cockroaches can be applied to a stinging wound to help relieve the pain.
- Cockroaches can climb walls because they are equipped with a set of little claws on their feet designed for that very purpose.
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