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Saturday, May 19, 2012

(Water) Bears in Spaaaaccceee!

One of my favorite things to do is to research things for story ideas. When I stumbled across the lovable tardigrade I fell in love. No, I'm not going to marry it. One of these things was dehydrated (it then retracts its legs and goes into a dormant stage) in some vegetation and when a couple of drops of water were added, they popped back to life...DECADES LATER! These things survive boiling, freezing, radiation and the vacuum of space. They make roaches look like pussies!

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