WONDER #1177: Could a Cockroach Survive a Nuclear War?

Question 1 of 3

Scientists believe there are over how many different species of cockroach around the world?

  1. 4,500
  2. 30
  3. 4
  4. 3,750

Question 2 of 3

A cockroach in your basement might make a meal out of all of the following except for which item?

  1. glue
  2. books
  3. hair
  4. metal

Question 3 of 3

Some species of cockroaches have been known to carry germs that cause which of the following diseases?

  1. tuberculosis
  2. leprosy
  3. typhoid
  4. all of the above

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