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Hisser Heart by v-e-r-a Hisser Heart by v-e-r-a
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- The heart of a cockroach is a tube-like structure with valves that can pump blood backwards or forwards through a roach's body.
- A roach's heart can stop beating without the roach dying.
- Where a human heart uses 4 chambers, a cockroach's heart uses 13.
- There have been breakthroughs in medical research where scientists have actually created a new and advanced type of artificial heart inspired by the superior heart of the cockroach.

Say thank you to the cockroach.

He says you're welcome.

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huricane887 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016   General Artist
I used to have a pet madagascar hissing roach.He was a cool dude,but one day my cousins killed him and eversince i obtained a phobia of roaches because it reminds me of the guilt of not being able to protect my baby.
xXDEATHtheANGELXx Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
is there more to this heart u can link me to??
MorbidIntoxication Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
x.x they still terrify me but your little facts and pictures have really made me lighten up.
I might only be speaking for myself and not others who are scared of roaches, but you really help others(or at least me) see that they're not what we think they are :3 Please keep up the facts! <3
grayamir Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
if i ever need a heart transplant i'm getting me one of them there roach hearts
danielleclaire Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love cockroaches. :D My sister has a couple of giant ones (litter bugs?), they're babies at the moment. I bought them for her for Christmas and she thinks they're the cat's pajamas. People don't realize how clean they are... they're not diseased, they don't bite and they are very inquisitive and bold little pets. :nod:

Thank you, cockroaches. :lmao: If my heart ever fails, it's nice to know that I may get a roach-inspired ticker to keep me going. As long as I don't go all weird and refuse to drink from anything but cotton wool.
ArcanumTwilight Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
serotonin-syndrome Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Normally most buggies scare me (irrational fear I know), but I have always liked the hissing cockroaches. This is a really lovely one <3

Interesting fact by the way!
shrunkenone Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Wait, my math my be off, but despite how skinny it is, just judging by how long the heart is, isn't it, by scale of heart to body, larger than a human heart?
ivery123 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I usually don't like cockroaches, but this one is gorgeous. (:
I wish I was brave enough to own one like this. x)
Jiangxi Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
This is friggin' adorable.
I feel like this makes me weird. :c
v-e-r-a Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Join the club <3 :>
AkaNoification Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's oh my god. I... do not like cockroach. >_<
v-e-r-a Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Good for you, but keep it to yourself, because I don't care.
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