Sunday, 3 September 2017
Rare image of tardigrade magnified 1,000,000 times.
Here's the thing: we're all gonna die one day. Except the tardigrades.
They could literally live forever, doesn't matter how hot, or how cold, how much oxygen or how little, how much pressure, even a vacuum. They can sleep for a thousand years; they can crawl, walk, dance, swim, fly, teleport, use wormholes and tears in the space-time continuum. They communicate through telepathy and sign language meaning they can send messages across great distances and get in your head.
There's over a thousand species of tardigrade - look it up! Some are smaller than you can imagine - leading to the expression "how many tardigrades can dance on the head of a pin" - some are as big as elephants. They are painfully shy, until they get to know you. They exist outside of history and geography.
I'm surprised more people don't know about them.