quote:Absurd Creature of the Week: The Incredible Critter That’s Tough Enough to Survive in SpaceIn 1933, the owner of a New York City speakeasy and three cronies embarked on a rather unoriginal scheme to make a quick couple grand: Take out three life insurance policies on the bar’s deepest alcoholic, Mike Malloy, then kill him.First, they pumped him full of ungodly amounts of liquor. When that didn’t work, they poisoned the hooch. Mike didn’t mind. Then came the sandwiches of rotten sardines and broken glass and metal shavings. Mike reportedly loved them. Next they dropped him in the snow and poured cold water on him. It didn’t faze Mike. Then they ran him over with a cab, which only broke his arm. The conspirators finally succeeded when they boozed Mike up, ran a tube down his throat, and pumped him full of carbon monoxide.A scanning electron micrograph of a water bear. Like regular bears, tardigrades have claws, which help in locomotion. Unlike regular bears is everything else about tardigrades, particularly their lack of a totally crappy attitude all the time. Image: Bob Goldstein and Vicky MaddenThey don’t come much tougher than Mike the Durable, as he is remembered. Except in the microscopic world beneath our feet, where there lives what is perhaps the toughest creature on Earth: the tardigrade. Also known as the water bear (because it looks like an adorable little many-legged bear), this exceedingly tiny critter has an incredible resistance to just about everything. Go ahead and boil it, freeze it, irradiate it, and toss it into the vacuum of space — it won’t die. If it were big enough to eat a glass sandwich, it probably could survive that too....
quote: Op woensdag 26 maart 2014 00:15 schreef Modus het volgende:[ afbeelding ]
quote: Op woensdag 18 maart 2015 20:32 schreef borbit het volgende:Als beest nooit dood gaat. En kan leven overal in ruimte en wereld. Na genoeg tijd hele wereld bedekt met deze beest?
quote:Cosmo Sheldrake - Tardigrade Song Lyrics:If I were a Tardigrade I'd move out from homeWhy live in the shrubbery when you could have a thronePressure wouldn't squash me and fire couldn't burnThese are the things that I never will learnThese are the things I never will learnI live in the shrubbery for that's all I craveI don't want these excitements to see me to my graveI can live life in vacuums for years with no drinkAnd put up with hardships more than you can thinkAnd put up with hardships more than you can thinkIf I shed all my liquid and let myself dry outI'll shrivel and sleep for some 15 odd yearsI'd wake up come water and get on with livingWith time in my pocket to pass by the dayIf I were a Tardigrade I'd move out from homeWhy live in the shrubbery when you could have a thronePressure wouldn't squash me and fire couldn't burnThese are the things that I never will learnThese are the things I never will learnFor I am a Tardigrade and I'll stay at homeI'd not trade it for anything, not a knife, a cup, or a throneWell all I want is my shrubbery and my little patch of mossWith my whisky in the cabinetAnd my feet all clothed in socksAnd my feet clothed in socks
quote: Op maandag 23 november 2015 22:04 schreef Swetsenegger het volgende:Het zijn aliens!http://www.iflscience.com(...)bears-are-so-hardy-0