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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:04 PM

Meet the Water Bear, toughest animal on the planet!



"The water bear that can survive being frozen or boiled, float around in space and live for 200 years (shame it isn't much to look at)"

(I don't know. I can see some cuteness there! )

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2280286/Meet-toughest-animal-planet-The-water-bear-survive-frozen-boiled-float-space-live-200-years.html#ixzz2LHbBZvY2

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Reply Meet the Water Bear, toughest animal on the planet! (Original post)
MoonRiver Feb 2013 OP
Quantess Feb 2013 #1
MoonRiver Feb 2013 #3
cali Feb 2013 #8
MoonRiver Feb 2013 #10
Duer 157099 Feb 2013 #24
pinboy3niner Feb 2013 #2
BlancheSplanchnik Feb 2013 #6
Motown_Johnny Feb 2013 #9
MoonRiver Feb 2013 #12
pinboy3niner Feb 2013 #19
get the red out Feb 2013 #14
pinboy3niner Feb 2013 #16
Motown_Johnny Feb 2013 #26
pinboy3niner Feb 2013 #27
Tierra_y_Libertad Feb 2013 #4
MoonRiver Feb 2013 #7
Solly Mack Feb 2013 #5
patrice Feb 2013 #11
pinboy3niner Feb 2013 #13
MoonRiver Feb 2013 #15
Cirque du So-What Feb 2013 #17
kentauros Feb 2013 #21
DBoon Feb 2013 #18
bluesbassman Feb 2013 #20
MoonRiver Feb 2013 #22
catbyte Feb 2013 #23
Gorp Feb 2013 #25
Tyrs WolfDaemon Feb 2013 #28

Response to MoonRiver (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:06 PM

1. As microscopic organisms go, that one is adorable.

The bar is pretty low for that category.

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Response to Quantess (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:09 PM

3. I think they're bigger than microscopic.

Couldn't find their dimensions in the article.

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Response to MoonRiver (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:14 PM

8. According to wiki:

Usually, Tardigrades are 1 millimetre (0.039 in) long when they are fully grown.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tardigrade

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Response to cali (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:16 PM

10. Thanks! They are definitely little guys.

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Response to Quantess (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:41 PM

24. Interesting, isn't it?

The correlation between size (visibility) and cuteness?

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Response to MoonRiver (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:08 PM

2. Too bad he can't afford an iron

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:13 PM

6. rofl!

Maybe s/he just doesn't have a laundry room to keep it in? You know, you need an ironing board and starch and everything too....shelves too. And a tv or radio and a window to look out of.

It's not just a simple matter of an iron, you know!

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:16 PM

9. not a fan of Shar Peis?
















Yes, gratuitous puppy picture post (sorry).

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Response to Motown_Johnny (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:18 PM

12. My first thought when I saw it was how much it resembled Shar Peis.

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Response to Motown_Johnny (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:24 PM

19. OMG! The iron shortage is worse than I thought!



Nice pics!

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:22 PM

14. Miniature Shar Pei

Really miniature.

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Response to get the red out (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:27 PM

16. With all those folds, he's nothing like a Sharpie

But he may be related to...



"I saw it in a window and I just couldn't resist."




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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 06:01 PM

26. I can't see your image

but I am guessing it is this....






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Response to Motown_Johnny (Reply #26)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 06:03 PM

27. Good guess

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Response to MoonRiver (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:11 PM

4. Sure. But, can it survive a Carnival Cruise?

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:14 PM

7. Good point!

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Response to MoonRiver (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:13 PM

5. What a cutie!

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Response to MoonRiver (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:18 PM

11. Some of that there "Meek" that's gonna inherit this Earth???

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Response to MoonRiver (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:21 PM

13. Leaves the water only to look for pic-a-nic baskets?

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:25 PM

15. Lol!

Shall we name him Yogi?

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Response to MoonRiver (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:21 PM

17. Move over, Honey Badger

Water bear don't give a shit!

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:34 PM

21. They gotta give a shit eventually,

or they'll explode!

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Response to MoonRiver (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:24 PM

18. Tougher than a Honey Badger?

I guess it does look a little like a miniature honey badger....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=M0wi7Ugct1w

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Response to DBoon (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:30 PM

20. Possible, but Honey Badger still don't give a shit.

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Response to MoonRiver (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:36 PM

22. I'm actually thinking he most resembles this guy

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Response to MoonRiver (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:39 PM

23. Cool little feet or whatever...

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Response to MoonRiver (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 05:59 PM

25. He hasn't met my wife. She can kick the shit out of damn near anyone.

 

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Response to MoonRiver (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:13 PM

28. Is that the front end or the back end?

Or are they the same coming and going?


This one looks like it is turning into a Republican:

It's a Proto-Republican!


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