Unexpected Facts Benefits of Cockroaches

Facts Benefits of Cockroaches
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Cockroach is identical with the figure of an animal that is disgusting, dirty, ridiculous and scary for most people.

Cockroaches also known as vermin are in large numbers then the damage will be very great. You may never find your books and clothes were destroyed your clothes closet also torn and had holes here and there, it is one of the results of work cockroach.

Cockroach eaters indeed anything ranging from crumb of bread crumbs, leftover food, books, clothing fabric, sofa and others. The cockroach is the kind of home we live cockroach. Actually a lot of kinds of cockroaches that live in the wild, and each has a role and benefits in life.

Facts about the benefits of cockroaches please consider the following:


  1. Quoted from the BBC and written on Tuesday (03/11/2015), there are about 4,500 species of cockroaches are known and spread in almost all parts of the world. However, only four species are considered pests. Most species of cockroaches do not live near human settlements, but they perform an important ecological role, where they eat, die and rot.
  2. Cockroaches provide inspiration for scientists. For example, Prof Robert Full of the University of California, Berkley. Cockroaches movement inspired her to make eight-legged robot to move so quickly in the 1980s.
  3. Consider the shape of the body of roaches. Legs and body are designed in such a way, plus a flexible exoskeleton that allows cockroaches running in complex terrain. These animals are also not easy to sink and can survive even without heads.
  4. Cockroaches have 6 pairs of long legs are hairy. The feathers on the legs of cockroaches is not without function, you know, because it is the sense of touch. Well, cockroaches leg also has inspired scientists to design a prosthetic leg humans in the future.
  5. Spring mechanism at cockroaches are the basis for making a false hand. According to Robert D Howe, head of Harvard's Biorobotics Laboratory, the goal is to create a hand that can achieve the object as a whole, as a human hand lifting a cup of coffee.
  6. Not only that, Cockroach also helps create a robot cockroaches which is a blend with a live cockroach. Roaches in the back is installed minicomputer, and then the cockroaches were sent to places that are difficult to access human-like in collapsed buildings or in a broken gutter. Then the data is recorded by a mini computer and sent to a real computer.
  7. Cockroaches are also used for mind control experiments. This activity is performed by students of Shanghai Jiao Tong University in the mid-2015 past. The students showed they could use mind control cockroaches. By translating the human brain waves into electrical impulses, these students could steer the roaches into a hallway.
  8. Scientists have long wondered how cockroaches can live in a dirty environment without any ill effects. Inquired-by inquired done, it turns out cockroaches produce their own antibiotics. Therefore cockroaches suspected to be key in the development of drugs to treat bacteria that cause illness in humans such as E. coli and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA).
  9. Actually cockroaches use for medicinal purposes is not new. This among other things is known from the writings of a journalist and writer who traveled to the southern states of the United States in the 19th century, Lafcadio Hearn.
  10. "For a given tetanus tea roaches. I do not know how many cockroaches are required to make one cup of tea, but this treatment is very trustworthy resident of New Orleans," wrote Hearn.
  11. Even today some hospitals in China use a cream made from powder burns cockroaches to overcome. Syrup made from cockroaches are also sometimes given to patients to alleviate the symptoms of gastroenteritis.
  12. Because of the demand for cockroaches, Wang Fuming also founded a farm roaches in Shandong Province in eastern China. Ranch cockroaches were built underground. According to a cockroach breeding is quite promising because since 2010 the price of dried cockroaches increased 10-fold.
  13. Not only for research and treatment, roaches now also edible. It is said that roaches were crispy and tasty, especially when eaten with chili powder. If you remember the tv show abroad that show extreme race, there is one impression that challenges participants to eat a live cockroach life. Cockroaches are contested to eat when the show is kind of cockroach Madagascar.
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