If you don’t know much about cockroaches, that’s about to change. In October 2005, designer Jared Gold designed
broaches from live cockroaches, decorated with Austrian Swarovski crystal. However,
these broach roaches come with care instructions, allowing them to live for about one year as
pets. When on jewelry duty, the roaches were attached by a min-leash to clothing where
they could wander. Jared Gold said, “You kind of bond with the little buddy. They like
the warmth and they tickle you. Everyone has a good time.” Former rat catcher Ken Edwards of Derbyshire,
known for his 47-rats-down-the-pants trick, holds the record for Most Cockroaches Eaten
in one minute – 36. He said it was like having an anesthetic at the back of the throat.
Video here of when he earlier only ate 24. Cockroaches can run up to three miles in an
hour. To capitalize on this, in Australia, there is an Annual Cockroach Racing Championship
for Australia Day. The race is held January 26 in Story Bridge Hotel in Brisbane . Some
participant comments: “”It’s great, we’ve taken one of our national animals and made
it into a mascot, after all they’re as much a part of Australia as the koala or kangaroo
and far more common.” Video here. It is not true that cockroaches will be the
only survivors of a nuclear blast. While they are about six to fifteen times more resilient
to radiation than humans, other insects like fruit flies, flour beetles.
A cockroach is pretty hardy though. It is able to hold its breath for 40 minutes and
can survive a stopped heart. A roach can also live for a week without its head because a
cockroaches brain is spread throughout its entire body. At the end of the week, it dies
of thirst. Feeling a bit worried there’s roaches in your
house? Well don’t worry, the young ones only need a crack as thin as a dime to hide in.
But if you want to see cockroaches in their own home, check out University of South Carolina
Roach Cam. (link below.) But be forewarned, roaches do spend up to 75 percent of their
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