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Cockroaches

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Cockroaches
By Erin Horner
  

1     Have you ever seen a cockroach? These insects can live all over the world. Most live in damp places that are very warm. Others live in the mountains or deserts. Some cockroaches even live in grasslands and swamps. They have been around for a long time. Experts believe that they have lived on the earth for more than 280 million years. Thankfully, most of the 5,000 kinds of cockroaches don't live around people. Many people do not like cockroaches. I am one of them! But whether you like them or not, cockroaches are amazing insects. These insects have even been known to hold their breath for up to forty minutes. Some species can live without any food for three weeks. .....
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