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A cockroach can live for a week without it's head!

Due to their open circulatory system and the fact they breathe through tiny holes on their body segments, they don't rely on their head to breathe!

A cockroach can hold its breath for 40 minutes, and can even survive submerged under water for half an hour!

They often hold their breath to regulate water loss.

They can run up to three miles in an hour!

A newborn cockroach can run almost as fast as it's parents!

American cockroaches are attracted to beer!

Probably attracted by the alcohol mixed with hops and sugar!

The world's largest cockroach

 is around 6 inches long with an approximate 1 foot wingspan!

Cockroaches are beleived to originated more than 280 million years ago

in the Carboniferous era!

Cockroaches aren't fussy eaters!

They will eat pretty much anything - fruit, faeces... even each other!

On average, cockroaches live for about 1 year

Factors such as food, habitat and climate can all effect lifespan!

They reproduce... fast!

Some cockroaches only mate once, and spend the rest of their life pregnant!