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Soyeun Choi stashed this in Science
My new spirit animal. Not only do I want to feel indestructible, I want to gain that strength with a calm zen like attitude whilst drinking water off of moss.
I don't know, Soyeun. Tardigrada doesn't look happy in that image.
I choose to see a smile of contentment which is different than a Hollywood grin.
"Tardigrades look a bit like a bear crossed with a sweet potato. In fact, they look huggable — a rare quality among microscopic animals. They have chubby bodies and eight legs, from which curved, bear-like claws protrude."
Biologist Byron Adams, professor at Brigham Young University
I can see it now!
It looks as huggable as a body pillow. :)
Thank you for sharing this fascinating creature with me, Soyeun.