Cockroaches can survive for weeks without their heads; the head is futile when it comes to cockroach and their functioning, and thus their legs will keep on responding to stimuli. No surprise when you think a cockroach was Wall-E’s faithful friend!

Cockroaches are believed to have come into existence more than 280 million years ago, in the Carboniferous era!

Cockroaches have the ability of running up to three miles in an hour – which means that they can contaminate your house by spreading germs and bacteria at a quick speed.

The American cockroach has shown a soft corner towards alcoholic beverages, especially beers. They are highly attracted to alcohol that is made out of mixing hops and sugar.

A cockroach has the ability of holding its breath for up to 40 minutes, and be submerged under water and stay alive for a duration of half an hour. They stop breathing in order to help regulate their loss of water.

As they are cold-blooded insects, cockroaches can survive without water for about a month.

The world’s biggest roach (residing in South America) is six inches long with a one-foot wingspan.