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Jul 26, 2009

UGH!....The American Cockroach!

Did you know...

An American Cockroach can live 9 days without its head?
The reason the body dies is because it can't eat so it
starves to death. It will keep on moving even though it
can't see where it is going. I for one detest cockroaches
but I found this little tid-bit of information interesting.
The American cockroach is also called a waterbug, the Bombay canary, and the Palmetto bug. Despite its name, the American cockroach is not native to North America but was most probably introduced via ships from Africa. It is worldwide in distribution.
No mater what name we choose to call them by, it's still a cockroach... Ugh!


OM said...

Seriously? That's the most horrible thing I've ever heard. Can you imagine walking around hungry with your head off?

Shirley said...

I think the cockroach will outlive everything on this planet.I just hope none ever make it to the Moon or Mars. They seem to be able to adapt to anything. Too bad humans aren't as reselient.

Shirley said...

ooops I mean resilient.