Future Overlord Water Bears
My first order of business as a new tumblr blogger is to inform of the future overlords of our planet, the water bear. These little fuckers are predicted to survive ten billion years after humans have died out. They have a gene that makes them immune to radiation and they have proteins in them that keep them alive even after being dried out and frozen for 30 years. They can survive the vacuum of space PLUS the sun’s radiation for ten days. Supernovae? Pfft don’t make them laugh. They can stand up to those. Asteroids? Child’s play to a water bear. They can survive gamma rays. Fucking gamma rays. Scientists at this point only experiment on them to see what they can do to kill them and spoiler alert: it isn’t much. They’re virtually invincible. Get this though- they only get to be about a millimeter long. Tiny tiny creatures with the resilience of a god. They have a brain and central nervous system plus most of your normal everyday organs; heart, lungs, stomach, anus, etc. However they share a certain anomaly in common with nematodes. While most animals have a certain set of genes containing 10 genes, water bears and nematodes only have 5 of these. Also like nematodes, they shed their skin to grow. They share this and the fact they have eight legs in common with arthropods. They have five distinct body segments though which makes them pretty unique body wise. They do have mouths, which are basically these little horror movie type jaws that pop out of their heads. However they’re herbivores and feed on lichen and moss. Where do they live you ask? Fucking anywhere. These bitches can live in temperatures from below 328 degrees Fahrenheit (negative 200 degrees Celsius) to over 300 degrees Fahrenheit (148.9 degrees Celsius). So basically if they wanted to they could live in a pot of boiling water. Or if that’s too warm they don’t need to worry they can just fucking dig a hole in the ice caps and be nice and cozy. After humans die out these things will rule the world I have no doubt in my mind. We might as well start bowing down now cause who knows, they could evolve to be intelligent before we all die. Then we’re fucked.
feel like you live forever
This might be my favorite family guy episode!
Tiny Stewie & Brian & water bears! Oh my!
I just realized that the creatures swimming around in the quantum realm (well, the place before the quantum realm, but I don’t know what that’s called) were water bears and for some reason that makes me really really happy.