SOURCE:The Daily Leopard Blog
REPORTED BY: Junkie Pulsar
Immortality ... for jellyfish! Okay, okay, not what you wanted to hear after seeing my screaming headline. I know, a lot like an incoming president telling you we'll have "bipartisanship and unity between the parties" only to have that same president telling you two years later that if you stay home on election day "that's what they want you to do!" But still, immortality is immortality, right?
The Turritopsis nutricula is a wee little creature that apparently can turn itself from an adult back into a polyp, which is the "baby" stage of a jellyfish. Once it reverts, it starts to age again. Once it gets to a certain age, it reverts again. Repeat as necessary, and you're like the Highlander.
But you know what gets my goat? When Nature goes out and rips off Hollywood. For fuck's sake, those of us who've seen Cocoon have heard this one before. All I know is I wouldn't want the three dudes in the picture below all pissed of at me for copyright infringement.