Or rather you’ve gotta love Mythbusters. Tonight they are submitting Cockroaches to high levels of radiation to find out if the myth about cockroaches surviving a nuclear war are real. They did tests at:
0 Rads – control group
They used two other species of insects, flour beetles, and fruit flies were also used, and the number of deaths were tracked over 30 days, checking in 15 and 30 day increments. Flour Beetles out survived the cockroaches! Yeah! Cockroaches won’t inherit the Earth if there is a nuclear war.