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For Apple's latest trick, the iCockroach – allowing it to survive while the smartphone sector faces a nuclear winter

Mike 137 Silver badge


Actually it's a myth that cockroaches can survive nuclear radiation. They're protein based just like other organisms and the proteins get scrambled just like eggs. What is true is that any cockroaches that succeed in surviving (by e.g. being protected in basements &c.) will swiftly take over as [a] they're scavengers and there'll be a lot to scavenge and [b] they breed "like flies".

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