1. Headless cockroaches are capable of living for weeks. They die from starvation.
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  2. Cockroaches have their own Neighborhoods.
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  3. Cockroaches get lonely and even become ill if they are left alone for too long.
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  4. There is a newly found cockroach species in the U.S. that can survive freezing temperatures.
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  5. A group of cockroaches is called an intrusion.
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  6. Cockroaches raised in space become quicker, stronger, faster, and tougher than cockroaches on Earth.
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  7. Cockroaches shed their skin.
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  8. Cockroaches appeared 120 million years before dinosaurs.
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  9. Cockroaches are among the world's fartiest species.
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  10. Cockroaches can make group decisions. When 50 cockroaches are presented with 3 shelters that can only house 40, they'll split evenly into two groups and leave one shelter empty.
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  11. Catnip is a natural cockroach repellent.
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  12. Cockroaches can run on two legs, and that they can reach speeds of almost 5 feet per second.
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  13. Cockroaches are served fried in China, Thailand and other Asian countries.
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  14. Cockroaches have a much higher radiation resistance than vertebrates, with the lethal dose perhaps 6 to 15 times that for humans.
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  15. Cockroaches have distinct personalities, a study found.
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  16. In 2015, engineering students in China worked out how to control live cockroaches using a brain-to-brain interface technique.
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  17. Englishman Ken Edwards ate 36 Madagascan cockroaches in one minute in 2001.
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  18. Only about 30 cockroach species out of 4,600 are associated with human habitats.
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