Cockroaches Can Crawl Backwards: Myth
Cockroaches are pretty crafty. Like ninjas, they scale walls, can disappear in the blink of an eye and are fast – very fast. But when it comes to retreating or backing out of a situation, cockroaches can only move forward. Spines and hairs on their legs are great for climbing and scurrying forward, but they also hinder them from moving backwards.
“7 More Bug Myths Squashed: Giant Killer Insects, Flesh-Eating Beetles” National Geographic