A Unique Creature on Earth That Can Live Forever

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

Earth is the only planet in our solar system, our galaxy, and potentially our entire universe that sustains life. Us humans believe we’re practically indestructible, but it turns out there’s a unique creature tougher than us that can’t be killed. Meet the tardigrade, one of the most resilient animals in the world – and possibly the universe.

TIMESTAMPS
It’s also called the water bear. 1:18
It’s really small. 2:20
It’s really, really old. 3:08
It can live anywhere. 4:02
It’s (mostly) harmless. 5:00
It’s practically unkillable. 6:04
It survives extinction events. 10:45
It might survive on another planet. 12:33

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SUMMARY
-A tardigrade is commonly called a water bear because it is most often found in water, where it prefers to dwell, and because of its slow gait, which resembles that of a bear.
-The biggest full-grown tardigrade is about 0.5 mm or about 1/50 of an inch, which is smaller than flea and tick larva.
-The earliest fossils we have of the tardigrade species date back to the Cambrian period, some 530 million years ago.
-Tardigrades have been found on the high-altitude peaks of the Himalayas, in deep trenches in the ocean, in mud volcanoes, and in tropical rainforests.
-These unique creatures move into a new environment and help to establish an ecosystem, not unlike a gold prospector setting up shop out in the frontier.
-Many tardigrades can enter a dehydrated state to survive almost any dangerous outside environment. They curl up into a barrel shape, their bodies become glass-like, and they put themselves in stasis, during which time they’re pretty much indestructible.
-The tardigrade has survived all possible extinction events, from the Ordovician-Silurian extinction 440 million years ago all the way up to the extinction events that took out the dinosaurs.
-The conditions on Mars are within the tardigrades’ capabilities to survive, assuming that a sufficient amount of water exists to support them.

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22 comments

BRIGHT SIDE November 30, 2018 - 3:51 AM

And what if dinosaurs were still here… Check it out

Janne Skits September 8, 2021 - 12:01 PM

Put lavs on it

Micro-plays (quitted) September 9, 2021 - 12:39 PM

But super heros never die!

And, can a tardigrade survive in sun?

D L September 14, 2021 - 12:42 AM

A Unique Creature on Earth That Can Live Forever – is not correct! They like all life forms will die at some time.

Quinn Russ September 23, 2021 - 8:08 PM

Wait… you said FOSSILS of tardigrade?

Shareefa Aboobakur September 24, 2021 - 7:55 AM

;-;

Niyati Mehta September 25, 2021 - 8:46 AM

Hii

Animal And Object Land September 25, 2021 - 12:28 PM

Can tardigrades survive on Venus Earth's evil sister?

FoxyGamingYT October 5, 2021 - 7:08 PM

Moms cant die cuz all dog and moms go to the heaven and the second life

Elijah jack is On a Holiday October 14, 2021 - 3:27 PM

Tardigrade

Edgar Jensen October 19, 2021 - 7:48 AM

if this creature isn't dieing then how it will live when the BLACK HOLE rains come out in like around 100 Trillion years possibley it'll still be like dinasours but also just keep living until all the humand die

Gorillaboygaming October 20, 2021 - 8:34 PM

Shoulda made this today lol then it would be scary

nas pang October 22, 2021 - 9:36 AM

I see that creature in spongebob 2016 or 2017

Blabla Olof October 25, 2021 - 5:41 AM

What if we stomped on it

Pratyusha Sarkar November 1, 2021 - 10:04 AM

Fossils of tardigrade???????

PANDACHARLIE Finn November 7, 2021 - 8:53 AM

I think being exposed to nuclear radiation and explosions is crazy!

Lance Gelotin November 27, 2021 - 7:57 AM

They will one day adapt the characteristics of human

Patsy Hairston November 28, 2021 - 9:07 PM

So out them on mars andjothe plants and see if they can survive and restart evolution

merl v December 1, 2021 - 6:46 PM

It Might Go To Sun Righ t

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Suqin Shao December 12, 2021 - 8:10 PM

can they survive at bamuda triangle