Tardigrade is plump, loveable


32 Responses to “Tardigrade is plump, loveable”

  1. Marja Erwin says:

    Sounds interesting, but both links are broken.

  2. Brainspore says:

    Anybody else want to go in on a Kickstarter product idea I just had?

  3. Bersl says:

    I am so very very glad that this is not showing this thing in motion.

  4. Metro says:

    Hardly is the key

  5. Repurposed says:

    It looks like a nightmarish divan with hands.

  6. wirrbeltier says:

    These beasts can even withstand the cold vacuum of space, and apparently, interstellar radiation.  At least in their dormant form. But still… Outer f*cking space! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tardigrades#Physiology

    Also, both links work for me. Weird… Maybe the sites are blacklisted somewhere or have been inadvertently DDOS’d by the boingers?

  7. taj says:

    I love learning about new things like this. And they always come with new words, too. (But this is what it leads to:

    Brother: T*U*N? On a triple word score? Tun’s not even a word.

    Me: Yes it is. It’s what you call a tardigrade in its cryptobiostatic state.

    Brother: (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

  8. My plan for terraforming? Keep bombing the planet with tardigrades, they will find a way.

  9. sean says:

    Well thanks to your photo I presume a hand-made fabric facsimile will soon be available on Etsy.

  10. Happiness is a wet tardigrade.

  11. Jeff says:

    Stories like this make me glad I impulse-bought a microscope.

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