A cockroach can live for a week without its head. Due to their open circulatory system, and the fact that they breathe through little holes in each of their body segments, they are not dependent on the mouth or head to breathe. The roach only dies because without a mouth, it can’t drink water and dies of thirst.

Photo: Nicoline Aagesen
Models: Akiko Sakai, Ella Korobova, Benjamin Cimmerbeck & Annalise Blaha