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posted on Aug, 10 2013 @ 07:33 PM
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Hi,


Have you seen this probably not but do you know what it is?



I'll tell you what it is in a minute.

(you guys are missing the gimmick.
read the follow up three posts down.)

edit on 10-8-2013 by gotya because: (no reason given)




posted on Aug, 10 2013 @ 07:35 PM
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It looks like some kind of insect under magnification. Either that or some weird monster you made. I'm going with the first. Do I win a cookie?



posted on Aug, 10 2013 @ 07:36 PM
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Ah it's a mite probably.

Or a flea...

~Tenth



posted on Aug, 10 2013 @ 07:40 PM
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Meet the extremophiles, so-called because they can withstand environments so intensely hot, cold, salty, acidic, alkaline, pressurized, dry, radioactive, or barren they’d put us out like a match in a hurricane. So impressive are their superpowers that NASA made them trading cards, just like Superman.


newswatch.nationalgeographic.com...




No question—if there were a cute extremophile contest, the tardigrade (above) would win. They even have a cute a nickname—“water bear”—and look like manatees dressed in spacesuits for Halloween.





Measuring about a millimeter long, the tardigrade is a polyextremophile, which means its capable of surviving numerous harsh conditions. Sarah Bordenstein of the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole writes that they can withstand temperatures from -328 °F (200 °C) up to 304 °F (151 °C), lack of water and oxygen, “boiling alcohol,” (who thought of that?) and a thousand times the radiation we can take.

One way they survive is by going into cryptobiosis, a state of suspended animation, in which body functions like metabolism temporarily shut down. They’ll stay in this shrunken state—in which they’re called a “tun”—until conditions improve. They have been known to do this for decades.


It's an amazing article. Some of the information is very cool.



posted on Aug, 10 2013 @ 07:42 PM
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Tardigrade



posted on Aug, 10 2013 @ 07:46 PM
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Originally posted by bhornbuckle75
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Tardigrade


You won! There is no prize....knowledge....you won.



posted on Aug, 10 2013 @ 08:09 PM
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Yes, the Tardigrade water bear. It can survive temperatures as low as -328-degrees F., it can survive boiling water and temperatures above 343-degrees F. It can survive lethal nuclear radiation. It can survive after being brought back from a 120-year hibernation.

It can survive space, deserts, you name it. It is virtually indestructible:





Amazing little creatures. It's hard to believe they are only one millimeter long when they're fully grown.





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posted on Aug, 10 2013 @ 08:19 PM
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You're right but did you read about the other critters? (i knew what it was / is)



posted on Aug, 10 2013 @ 08:46 PM
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Look's like a cat in a Hover Bag



posted on Aug, 10 2013 @ 08:50 PM
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Reminds me of that girl that told me not to mix jager bombs and tequilla shots.

She was right.



posted on Aug, 10 2013 @ 08:52 PM
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I give up.


I TOLD U WHAT IT IS.



posted on Aug, 10 2013 @ 09:07 PM
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I wish I was a microscopic human so I could ride one of those things.



posted on Aug, 10 2013 @ 11:56 PM
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I tried to delete this but the mean ol' mods won't let me.




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