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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.

The gang from Cocoon

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I would not want to piss off Don Ameche

and I fear that ol' Wilford might give you some oatmeal laced with the diabeetus.
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long live

the Turritopsis nutricula....seriously

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immortality

That is it!  I want to come back as Turritopsis nutricula and live forever!

 

Okay; maybe not.

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oh my!

quick! disect one and learn the secrets quick!

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Or until your eaten by a whale!

[flickr-photo:id=5021674230,size=m]~Si Vis Pocum, Para Bellum - Jay-Gu-Ana, owner of the Sala Intrigue~

~Si Vis Pocum, Para Bellum - Jay-Gu-Ana, owner of the Sala Intrigue~
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So it really is just a mind set,

If you think your younger then you will revert to childhood.

[flickr-photo:id=5021674230,size=m]~Si Vis Pocum, Para Bellum - Jay-Gu-Ana, owner of the Sala Intrigue~

~Si Vis Pocum, Para Bellum - Jay-Gu-Ana, owner of the Sala Intrigue~
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Is "thinking you're younger" the same...

As acting immature? Cuz if so, I'm in good shape.

Boobies.

Heh.

 

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how about if I just eat one of those suckers?

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Or the Chinese.


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Good points, everyone!

We can either try to study these creatures to find out what biochemical changes enable them to regenerate so we could use this to extend our own lives or we can hunt them down and kill every one of these jellyfish out of spite.  

I vote for spite.  Go ahead!  Regenerate in my stomach acid, you smug immortal bastards!  

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SPITE!

...Its the true mother of motivation

some people never go crazy. what truely horrible lives they must lead.~Bukowski

some people never go crazy. what truely horrible lives they must lead.~Bukowski
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i guess 30 is now the

i guess 30 is now the new polyp

How do you kill a logic bomb?
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Old woman

Forgive me for posting this in an inappropriate blog entry, but...  Am reading Ancestor, the first book I've had time to read in weeks, and completely enjoying it. Except WTF is with a 45 year old being an "old woman"? Are you kidding me? And because she's hot in bed, she's an "old nympho"? Dude. Seriously? Wake up and look around you. Women aren't old until they're 70, and that's NOW. And frankly, if you don't want a woman who's had enough experience in the sack that she's insanely amazing, well...bummer for you.

Keep on writing. I'm a writer too and you're really good. But seriously.. Shut the fuck up about the YOUNG "old women"!

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Yeah...

it was rough when my Mom went through "The Change", too.
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