Saturday, March 20, 2010

You can live forever...


...but only if you are a jellyfish.

Ah well. It would make a good alien for a story.

16 COMMENTS:

Old Kitty said...

8-24 tentacles...

It's a cutie though isn't it in its own weird and wonderful way? I keep repeating the word "transdifferentiation" cos it's long and it's what these creatures do

"live long and prosper" as our vulcan friends say!

Thanks for the fab link!

Take care
x

fairyhedgehog said...

It is rather sweet! As long as it doesn't sting you!

David F. Weisman said...

So, if someone has a child who gets very upset when a pet dies, they should, ummm, buy them a puppy and hope the child grows up before you have to worry about it.

fairyhedgehog said...

Good thinking, David!

Robin S. said...

Wow - wish I could do that, although not in the ocean.

fairyhedgehog said...

Robin, I agree that would be a bit of a drawback!

Rebecca Lynn said...

Oh boy, I can't go to the beach anymore without being scared out of my mind that I'm gonna get stung by a jellyfish... yikes! Even a picture of them gives me the willies...

Whirlochre said...

If I had a name like Turritopsis Nutricul, I'd want to repeat it over and over forever.

Perhaps that's how it's done...

fairyhedgehog said...

Sorry, Rebecca, I didn't think this would be triggering!

Whirl, you've worked out their secret.

Mother (Re)produces. said...

Robin- think how much writing you could get done with all those arms!

DJ Kirkby said...

That's very amazing!

fairyhedgehog said...

DJK, it really is!

Ann said...

And I thought you had found it. That much sought after fountain of life.

fairyhedgehog said...

Ann, if only!

raine said...

That is totally cool.
And yup, I could see a story coming out of it.
Maybe an immortal hero with the irresistible urge to procreate and suck ship hulls? :)

fairyhedgehog said...

Raine, I love that idea!

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