Resilience, not the good kind


Today I was trying to make a point to a friend, by using the old cockroaches and Cher will survive a nuclear holocaust phrase. Let’s just say that I stand corrected:

You’ve probably heard that “the only living things that would survive a nuclear war would be cockroaches and Cher”. The latter may be true, but the former is most definitely not. It has even be suggested that cockroaches can survive the amount of radiation at ground zero of a nuclear explosion, though of course, not the explosion itself if they were right next to it (assuming they weren’t in a lead lined refrigerator; then of course they’d definitely survive, as would humans…)

My original point by recycling that myth was the resilience that some shady characters display, much like cockroaches (not that I have anything against them), in all walks of life. It kind of reminds me of a character from Office Space

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