Cockroaches are Beyond Us

There was a recent article in my paper (yes, I still read an actual newspaper made of paper) about adapting the capabilities of the average cockroach to tiny robots. As nasty as they are and fun to squish, God created cockroaches to be pretty spectacular.

They can squish their bodies one quarter their normal size.

They run at lightning speed.

They can withstand 900 times their body weight. I’m not sure if this implies a bench press or simply ‘squish-avoidance’.

They can pull their little innards together after being squished and still run off to your pantry.

They’re rumored to be nuclear holocaust resistant.

And, guess what? It’s a nearly impossible task for the smartest minds of man to replicate that with machines, organics, or a mix of the two.


In this, cockroaches trump humans. The endeavor reminds me of that old quote about man making plans and God laughing.

Here’s a cool article on the robo-roaches if you’d like to check them out.

This message was written by Dr. David Powers and the crazy religious wackos at Kapow. You can always find us at Thanks for reading!


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