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A true 'no brainer.' Cockroaches can survive headless!

By Kim Randolph, published on Mar 16, 2007

Next time your friends call you a cockroach, don't be mad. You're apparently one tough cookie. Scientists are truly amazed at the amazing resilience of the lowly cockroach. Not only are they the most likely species to survive a nuclear disaster, they can do it without even thinking about it, or at least without a head. For weeks.... What makes these bulldogged beetles and other insects able to survive decapitation while we two legged types can't survive the day without a cappuccino? It a body thing, explains Joseph Kunkel, physiologist and biochemist at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.... (more)

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