Which is more likely to survive the apocalypse: cockroaches or candy corn? | The Tylt
For some, it’s not a question of whether the apocalypse will happen, but of when it will happen. When it does, one can’t help but wonder what creatures and objects will be left behind. Take a scope of your surroundings now, though, and you’ll probably get a good idea. The two best bets: cockroaches and candy corn. Cockroaches are disgusting pests that have a solid track record in terms of survival while candy corn definitely lasts well beyond Halloween. Which has more of a chance?
Which is more likely to survive the apocalypse: cockroaches or candy corn?
The only roach that should exist is that one that sings about cutting life into pieces. Other than that, what purpose does a cockroach serve, other than to be scary and terrorize people in their homes? None.
Due to their lack of purpose, it’s truly mind-boggling as to why some Higher Power would make roaches virtually indestructible. Christ, they can hold their breath for 40 whole minutes—why would they ever need to do that?
Although many have proven the opinion that cockroaches would survive the apocalypse to be not entirely true, it has been shown that roaches can survive radiation exposure a lot longer than humans. Needless to say, the odds don’t look good for us.
Although it's only acceptable to eat once a year, candy corn’s shelf life pretty much outlasts any other food around. It’s a tasty-yet-resilient treat, something people either hate or utterly despise. Those haters’ll have slim pickings when they’re scrounging for nourishment in a post-apocalyptic world, though, and candy corn's one of the few things that's left.
The set shelf life of a piece of candy corn is one full year. In all honestly, it’s probably way longer than that, but they have to say they expire because, you know, health regulations. Not to mention the fact that candy corn can harden up so much you're apt to break your jaw upon first chew, so there’s probably some legal reasoning as well.
No matter how you cut it, both cockroaches and candy corn will stick around a lot longer than humans will. Let that sink in before you go to sleep at night.