Tardigrade plushies for unkillable cuddling

Looking for a nerdy and obscure gag gift for a science-minded friend? How about a plushie of the toughest organism on earth? There's a motherlode of tardigrade plushies on this Japanese site. Read the rest

3D-printed tardigrades

A two-inch replica of this delightful creature (previously) may now be printed out to keep forever.

The Tardigrade (also known as the Water Bear) can survive in extreme environments. For example, they can withstand temperatures from just above absolute zero to well above the boiling point of water, pressures about six times greater than those found in the deepest ocean trenches, ionizing radiation at doses hundreds of times higher than the lethal dose for a human, and the vacuum of outer space. Get your hands on this interesting creature today. Designed in collaboration with Kostika Spaho.

I concur with the sole comment on this sadly-ignored Reddit posting: "oh fuck yes."

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