Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Weekly Bow Tie Guy: Tardigrade

Tardigrade (ˈtärdəˌgrād)

So what is a tardigrade? …a water bear. What is a water bear? …a tardigrade. (I could go on like this forever, but I won't).

I have been fascinated with these creatures since I first found out about them a few years ago. A tardigrade is a small animal the size of a pen tip. Not only do they look cool with the eight legs and all, but they can survive in any environment. They have been found in the hottest volcanoes on the earth, and in the coldest areas of Antarctica. They can also survive in the vacuum of space. 

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