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Cockroaches: The Ultimate Survivors: Photos


Offbeat  (tags: cockroaches, survival, photos, interesting, insects )

Giana
- 535 days ago - news.discovery.com
Cockroaches are ancient insects that have been around for some 300 million years, and one of the reasons they've been able to stick around that long is that they're able to change with the times. These insects survived the mass extinction.



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Kerrie G. (135)
Monday June 10, 2013, 12:05 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday June 10, 2013, 6:45 pm
Its time to learn from this cockroaches how to survive
 

DaleLovesOttawa O. (192)
Monday June 10, 2013, 7:47 pm
Hopefully there will not be any nuclear winter to test the theory of whether or not cockroaches will likely survive a nuclear attack. Perhaps a few humans will be left around to find out whether this is true or not in the event of a nuclear mishap...depending on the nature of the nuclear exchange.

An interesting article, had not known about the cockroach that glows in the dark for instance, the interesting luminescent ones that may well have been wiped out by a volcano in Ecuador. Reminds me of some conservative politicians...

Some people keep cockroaches as pets, the larger ones that can hiss. Unbelievable to some people, but true...some people will do anything...here are the same pets on video and you can hear them hissing very clearly:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGiUq42fv-c

And of course, in the spirit of Care2's recent eat bugs and other insects articles that have been proliferating of late in time for the summer BBQ...well yes, there are people who actually will eat the venerable cockroach. There are various recipes online.

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/eats/adventurous-eater-caterpillar-cockroach-recipes-article-1.165134


http://au.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120526042037AAtaHJ1


http://www.examiner.com/article/species-spotlight-madagascar-hissing-cockroaches-are-interesting-and-easy-to-care-for


And last but not least, cockroaches even make it in books...an author has various books and newspaper articles that focus around a cockroach and a cat and the roach actually types poetry in his very fictional novel. The insect types on an old mechanical typewriter...poetry about life in general from a cockroaches point of view. I even have one novel, it is from the 1930's. The cockroach is called Archy.


"The illustrious Archy is a cockroach who possesses the reincarnated spirit of a free-verse poet and who finds his means of expression by jumping from key to key on Marquis’ typewriter. He shares with us his misadventures as well as those of Mehitabel, an alley cat with the soul of Cleopatra. Archy, Mehitabel and their lowlife acquaintances face the bewildering challenges of the modern world with humour and determination."

http://discoverpittsfield.com/downtown-events/communications-
from-a-cockroach-archy-and-the-underside/

http://donmarquis.com/archy-and-mehitabel



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KL4cCuBQDqY
 

Connie O. (41)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 6:03 pm
While living in FL the darn things would fly out at you in the middle of the night...not my cup of tea!
 
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