Every time we get to thinking just how wonderful our species is, along comes another marvelous creature from nature to serve up some humble pie! Mankind will never outdo nature when it comes to survival, that's for sure!
These tiny, caterpillar-like creatures are some of the most amazing creatures in existence. They can live practically anywhere, from hot springs to arctic regions. More amazingly, these things can enter a cryonic state that makes them almost impervious to environmental hazards. They can briefly survive temperatures of over 150 degrees Celsius as well as near-absolute zero temperatures. They can withstand massive pressures, radiation, and even the deadly vacuum of space. Their metabolism also grinds to a near halt. They are most frequently found on mosses, lichens, and other damp places.
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Coffee inside for sure this morning, 'cause some really nasty weather is headed this way!